Archive for January, 2010

Wintry Press Ltd. #1 2010

January 25, 2010

We had the opportunity to produce a job with both foil stamping and kiss-cutting. The job was printed on label stock (pressure sensitive crack & peel), in 4 color process. The images (4 of them), were of eggs. The foil stamping was designed with a filigree effect around the edges-not as fancy as a Faberge egg, but a lot of detail. The kiss-cutting was a little closer to the egg shape, but made a few unexpected curves away from your normal egg. The end result was 4 egg stickers in full color, with gold foil wrapped around them. When removed from the sheet they could be placed anywhere. A nice, fancy and not expensive way to enhance packaging.

Harold Chayefsky
http://www.wintrypress.com
212-255-0800/718-392-1020

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Wintry Press Thermography

January 7, 2010

I suppose my question to myself is this: Is thermography on the rise as a printing method for higher end uses? And, I suppose my answer is, maybe. Two recent inquiries, and one job, both from graphic designers/creative directors, as all I have to go on right now. But, when you get two in a row of something that Wintry hasn’t seen in years, you wonder where it’s going. Letterpress did this a few years back, and made a beautiful come back in the commercial high end print world. Like letterpress, thermography has been around for a long time. It has been used mainly (I say this cautiously) as an inexpensive way of producing, mass producing, business cards, wedding invitations, etc. Choose from a few styles and colors out of a book, and for really just a few dollars you have 250 or 500 business cards. By the way, this mass production of business cards, letterhead, postcards, is being done with offset printing quite effectively. But, offset printing always had it’s lower end and higher end. Thermography, unlike offset or engraving never really had both. I will report back after these jobs are printed, how the process worked. Perhaps the printing industry isn’t over it’s revolutionary stages. Perhaps there is more to come. Look to the design world.

Harold Chayefsky
www.wintrypress.com
212-255-0800/718-392-1020