February 12, 2014

So, Harold Chayefsky here from Wintry Press again. It’s been a while but some great and interesting print jobs have been produced at Wintry over the past months. This past Autumn Wintry produced a beautiful perfect bound book, and printed the book digitally because the quantity was low enough that it made sense economically. The book was produced for a gallery, and had photos of art from all over the world. Harold Chayefsky was the main production and contact person for the job. Wintry produced the job on uncoated text stock for the text pages and matching uncoated cover stock for the cover pages. There were well over 100 pages of text, and this made for a beautiful and substantial book, and a very happy customer. Harold Chayefsky Wintry Press, Ltd.

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Digital Book

February 12, 2014

So, Harold Chayefsky here from Wintry Press again. It’s been a while but some great and interesting print jobs have been produced at Wintry over the past months. This past Autumn Wintry produced a beautiful perfect bound book, and printed the book digitally because the quantity was low enough that it made sense economically. The book was produced for a gallery, and had photos of art from all over the world. Harold Chayefsky was the main production and contact person for the job. Wintry produced the job on uncoated text stock for the text pages and matching uncoated cover stock for the cover pages. There were well over 100 pages of text, and this made for a beautiful and substantial book, and a very happy customer.

Harold Chayefsky
Wintry Press, Ltd.

Wintry Stock Fun

June 10, 2011

We love paper here. When a client calls and asks to discuss paper possibilities for an upcoming project, we are in our element. Discussing the details of a project, dissecting those details, and then figuring out the best combination to achieve the desired results is satisfying-to both us and the client. On recent commercial print project we discussed paper for quite a while. Samples were sent to the client of various finishes and weights of coated stocks. The project had always been printed on an uncoated sheet, and they wanted the printed look of a coated sheet, without the slicker feel of some of the coated stocks. We thought a silk coated or a matte coated stock would work. But, then, we also wanted to find a heavy stock. Many of the matte papers are not available in heavy weights, because they tend to bulk more-they are less calendered during the paper making process. The stock that was ultimately chosen was a heavy matte sheet-100# text. When the book was printed in 4 color process, and finished with an aqueous coating, it had a lot vibrancy, and it had an almost uncoated feel, and a lot of substance. Everyone loved the results. The paper stays.

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

Wintry Press Flip Book Fun

May 18, 2011

As is often the case in the printing business, especially in the commercial print world, specifications change. In this case, the job went from normal fun to a lot of fun in one easy, but vital change. This was a small flip book, printed with process inks. The usual flip book criteria of pictures being more and more completed as one flips through the book. The change was on the cover. The client decided to make the covers in 10 different colors, resulting in a rainbow of colors for the books when they are laid out on a desk, or put into a container for people to grab. It added more work, for sure, but with no delay, and without too much additional expense, the job became a unique piece for the client, and the recipients of the book. It was also about a 1/2″ thick perfect bound book, which made it all the more clean, and interesting.

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

Wintry Press UV

May 18, 2011

Wintry was awarded a beautiful catalog to print recently. The inside pages contained photos, solid title pages, and a lot of information in its 100 plus pages of text. The text printing was was easy enough, using 200 line screen, to be sure the photos reproduced nicely, and a satin aqueous coating, to be sure it could be handled without falling apart too quickly, or fingerprinting. The cover printing was also easy enough, incorporating 4 color printing, plus a spot PMS color, plus UV coating on the front cover. It was the UV coating that was interesting. The run was long enough to warrant running the spot UV in-line. Generally when spot UV is used, in the sheet fed commercial print world, the runs are smaller, and we would do the spot UV off line. Actually send the printed job to a UV laminating house. In this case, and it was very efficient, we printed, then ran the spot UV in line, coming off press with the job printed in 5 colors, plus the spot UV. We, and our client could see the finished cover immediately, plus the added benefit of not having to truck the job to the laminating house. Everyone was happy.

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

Wintry Press & Mayor Bloomberg Luncheon

May 24, 2010

It’s been a few years since this job passed through the shop, but it seems worth mentioning. Wintry Press produced a few items for a catering company, that was catering a luncheon for Mayor Bloomberg. There were the usual items-place cards, menu, etc., but the item I want to talk about is the hamburger wrap. As is usually the case, it was a simple piece with an interesting use, and a few challenges. The piece was simply a form of belly band, that happened to want to be wrapped around the belly of a cooked and served hamburger. The tricky part was how to fasten the closed ends around the back of the burger, quickly and easily. And, that could also be removed quickly and easily. The solution was the post-it note type glue. That way, we could ship the bands flat, and they could be removed, wrapped and sealed quickly and cleanly-no muss, no fuss. This worked well-a success all around.

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

Wintry Press Metallica

May 21, 2010

Once again, the most unexpected things pop up seemingly out of nowhere.

About a week ago, Wintry was asked to print a “simple” business card. The business card printed in 1 color, metallic silver on black cover stock. Now, most commercial offset printing inks are transparent. But, the true metallic inks are fully opaque, and will print solidly on dark uncoated paper with only one hit of the color. We happened to have some black cover stock laying around-go figure. And, of course, silver metallic is usually close at hand, at least in small amounts. Though I know printing the silver on the black or dark blue stock will work, I always question whether it will work the way we want it to work. But, it did! The silver printed clean and smooth, even the small type was crisp. It’s an interesting design choice, because it gives the client something a bit different, and it is effective, without having to screen print, foil stamp, etc. This was also printed on a small press. It is not necessary to do this on a large commercial 40″ press. It works very well.

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

Curious Wintry Press

May 13, 2010

The Curious line of printing papers are an interesting and exceptional group. The inks have to be right-oxy-bind, and coating the printed piece is not a bad idea. Wintry Press produced a job on Curious Metallic stock with dark blue ink. there was also black, but the predominant color was blue, in large solids. What makes this stock so cool is that when printed on with the usual transparent inks, the metallic sheen of the paper comes through the ink, and provided, in this case, a blue metallic sheen. In effect, turning a straight PMS color into a unique metallic color, depending on the Curious Metallic stock chosen. After foil stamping the piece, and with the designer leaving panels of mostly paper showing, the contrast between the blue and the silver gold metallic of the paper was dramatic. This paper is expensive, but has a lot of possibilities, and is certainly unique. There are a few similar stocks on the market now, but each has its own unique qualities. More on the other stocks and finishes later.

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

Wintry Press New Piece

May 3, 2010

I don’t post a description of all new pieces, of course, but this one stood out for a few reasons. The printed piece is actually quite simple. It is poster/folder that prints on 1 side. The design and ultimate goal between design and print, was to have it look like an architects folded blueprint. This was achieved with the designers choosing 2 blue PMS colors, and then tweaking the colors while on press to get the desired density. The paper could not be as light as everyone wanted, or as light as an architects blueprint. The piece needed to be hand folded, which required a stock that was heavy enough to take, and hold the scores. The scores would happen both vertically and horizontally, and at an angle at one corner. I will not be able to describe the last operation too clearly, but here goes. When the angled corner gets folded back, and the piece is folded down, the angled corner forms a triangular pocket. the final fold gets tucked into this pocket. the triangular corner can be lifted up and embossed with the architects stamp. Impressive, clever design, with the final piece working as intended.

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

Wintry Press Velvet Touch

April 20, 2010

I don’t know how long this product has been on the market, but we discovered it about a year ago. It was brought to our attention by a client of ours who wanted to use the Curious Touche paper, but wanted a less expensive alternative. We were sent a printed sample. After some research-talking to other print companies, talking to ink companies, we learned this was a coating applied using an aqueous coating tower, or one of the press units. It can go down on coated paper, and uncoated paper, creating a velvety feel, similar to the Curious Touche. There is no special paper or drying required (such as UV), but I suspect it would give a more pronounced affect with a UV press. We tested it on various stocks, and it worked well. It costs a bit more than varnish or standard aqueous coating, but the results are unique, and can be dramatic.

We used the product on a few jobs, and the results are always good, and the clients pleased. It’s different, but you know by now, that Wintry Press likes simple and inexpensive solutions to what otherwise might be complicated and expensive solutions when possible. Something to think about (the product and your project).

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