18 July 2011

Printing Processes

There are so many different kinds of printing, it’s hard to know where to start. Most people will know digital printing – the kind you’ll do at your local copy shop, running a 100 fliers off for a party you’re throwing. One of the simplest kinds of printing, this is also one of the cheapest. But what you may not know, is that there is more to printing than what happens at the office printer.

From letterpress to thermography, foiling to embossing, there are many ways to express what you need to in the print medium. Different processes are used for different things, and there is no cure-all, no answer for everything. Gold foiling may not work for a bakery, but would work for a luxury, high end brand, or even an old, family estate seal. Different kinds of printing processes have different meanings and

Letterpress – studio on fire

Thermography

Foiling – effective

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