Digital printing uses CYMK toner cartridges. Printed on a large selection of stocks with a maximum stock weight of 350gsm, digital printing is great for printing beautiful colours, images and background.
WHITE INK PRINTING
White ink printing is the same process as digital printing, however on an alternative printer. Printed on a large selection of stocks with a maximum stock weight of 350gsm, white ink is a great alternative for when printing on coloured and dark papers.
HOT FOIL STAMPING
Hot foil stamping is a commercial printing process whereby a pneumatic foil stamping machine uses heat to transfer metallic foil to a solid flat surface. The process requires a plate (or block) be mounted to the stamp. The plate is then heated, and pressure from the machine is placed on the metallic foil whereby the application of metallic foil adheres to the material below leaving the design of the heated plate. The process of hot foil stamping consists of several stages: plate production, setup, imposition, temperature and pressure testing, and test printing.
Available on a large selection of stocks and materials, with the option to lightly or deeply deboss (based on the stock selection), metallic foil is beautiful for adding an elegant and glamorous touch.
Letterpress is the oldest and one of the most exquisite forms of printing available. Letterpress has evolved into a medium that somewhat bonds the old way of letterpress printing with digital technology to produce a very unique finish. In this process, a plate (or block) is created, which is then mounted to a base and loaded into the letterpress machine. This plate is then inked and stamped directly into paper to transfer the ink and a deboss impression. The process of letterpress printing consists of several stages: plate production, setup, imposition, lock-up, and test printing.
Available on various shades of 100% cotton paper, letterpress has an organic and classic feel.
Die-cutting is a process of cutting flat paper into a specific shape using a steel cutting die. It can be used to cut a shape or pattern, and also for envelopes. More simply put; it is a way of making a cut in paper in a desired shape using the same presses that are use for letterpress printing. Also available is digital die-cutting, recommended for smaller print runs.
UV printing is the process of printing CMYK+W on various materials using UV curable inks that are then exposed to strong UV light to cure. With an adjustable printing bed, it makes it possible to print on surfaces ranging in thickness; pvc, acrylic, plastic, ceramic, metal, wood, glass and so forth.
PAPER & ENVELOPES
Lauren Skorsis sources and uses some of the finest papers accessible. All are available in various paper weights ranging from 70gsm to 600gsm*, most with matching envelopes.
*Please note each paper has a minimum and maximum paper weight and duplexing may be required to obtain a desired thickness.
Wood is an organic material and has many distinct characteristics. It has beautiful grains and interesting lines which creates depth and fascination. Wood is available in a large selection of colours, and can be cut in any shape or size. Artwork is generally printed using laser etched, whereby the application of a laser beam etches into the wood. Its finish is a darker shade of the woods natural colour. Alternatively for artwork with colour (CMYK+W), it would be UV printed.
Available in a large selection of coloured, frosted and mirrored acrylics, they can be cut to any shape or size. There are three options for printing available on acrylic; the first being laser etching, the second being UV printing and the third is hot foil stamping. Laser etching is the application of a laser beam etching into the acrylic. It usually has a white, slightly transparent finish. UV printing is the application of printing directly on any surface or material with UV curable inks (CMYK+W). Hot foil stamping is a commercial printing process whereby a pneumatic foil stamping machine uses heat to transfer metallic foil to a solid flat surface. It is available in various finishes from gold, silver, rose gold, copper, black, white, and so on.