Foil blocking, is the application of pigment or metallic foil to paper where a heated metal block is stamped onto the foil, making it adhere to the materials surface and leaving the design of the block on the paper.
We were delighted to win Printed Brochure of the Year at the 2016 Irish Print Awards, which lead to us winning the over all prize of Printer of the Year 2016.
Porsha Bespoke Ltd.
Buckram embossed cover was foil blocked with a black gloss foil
Stitched with bronze staples onto the body of the 20 page 280mm x 380mm brochure.
Porsha Bespoke Ltd. create beautiful, handcrafted bathroom products from the finest natural materials.For the catalogue we used a variety of paper stocks with lots of finishing production to achieve a result reflective of the workmanship and product offering that Porsha Bespoke Ltd are known for.
The 208-page catalogue contained 32 page price booklets that were saddle stitched with steel wire and inserted into a slip case pocket. We used beautiful grey linen on the catalogue cover and spine and the text thread was sewn in 16pp sections. An even layer of glue was applied to cover the thread on the spine to create a smooth finish. All plates were custom made using settings specifi cally measured to suit the catalogue’s paper & press settings.
We were awarded Small Printer of the Year 2017 for this print project with Porsha Bespoke Ltd. which lead us to win Irish Printer of the Year 2017.
Judges commented ‘The registration and colour consistency throughout was superb, with the design, prepress, platemaking, printing, binding, embossing and print finishing showing an underlying passion for perfection that led the panel of judges to a unanimous decision.’ Freddie Snowe, Chairman of the Judging Panel
Porsha Bespoke Ltd.
192 pages printed full colour plus Warm Grey 4 throughout on 130gsm Old Mill Premium White
16 pages printed full colour plus Warm Grey 4 throughout on on 100gsm Heaven 42 soft matt
Covers blind debossed and scored on 380gsm Curious Skin Grey
Slip Case Covers printed one colour Grey 3U on 110gsm Pergamenata Bianco
32 page booklets 213x132mm printed black throughout on 135gsm Heaven 42 Matt.
Colour Swatch cards 213x132 printed 6 spot colour both sides on 300gsm silk.
Trunk work with raw materials to create very bespoke products for homes. Their Brochure had to look and feel very tactile and use different materials to echo the work that they do.
Cover 730mm x 297mm Grey 797 Foil Block Both sides on 380g Curious Edina Grey
28 Page A4 printed full colour plus Cool Grey 1 solid on 100gsm Cyclus, then over printed Full Colour
68 Page A4 printed full colour plus Warm Grey 7 on 130gsm Munken Lynx
Translucent Sheet 1 x A4 Enduro Ice 150g foil blocked one side Grey 797 foil
+ PUR Bound
12 page 297x150mm printed full colour on 115g Heaven 42 Soft Matt
We collaborated with Boyle Design Group to produce a Strategic Plan for the Institute of Banking. This large format Brochure featured commissioned photography and graphic illustrations that were printed with 2 Spot Colour inks as well as printing full colour process on Munken Polar Rough paper stock.
The Brochure featured a Silver Foil Blocked Cover, French Folds, tip ins and smaller booklets throughout that were singer sewn together with fluorescent orange thread.
We were delighted to have been awarded with Small Printer of the Year & Print Finishing of the year for 2019 for this Brochure at the Irish Print Awards.
Boyle Design Group
4 page cover : 490mm x 318mm printed 2 spot Colours 2 sides on 300gsm Munken Polar Rough
+ Gloss Silver Foiled
18 page Booklet 135mm x 200mm printed 2 cols on 120gsm Munken Polar Rough
4 page French Fold 490mm x 318mm printed 2 spot colours & CMYK 1 side on 120gsm Munken Polar Rough
10 page French Fold 490mm x 318mm printed 2 spot cols 1 side on 120gsm Munken Polar Rough
+ Singer sewn on Hinge with Orange thread
Boland’s Quay is an exciting addition to the city. Set in the heart of the Docklands, this icon of old industrial Dublin has been rejuvenated to reflect the new face of the city. For this print execution we used foil blocking throughout, with spot metallic inks and produced a custom made slipcase to mirror the building’s stunning architecture.
68 page 245 x 346printed full col process & metallic Copper 8023 & Spot NAVY PMS 296 & Spot gloss varnish on Photography printed on 170gsm Arctic Volume
+5 internal pages copper 355 foiled
4pp Cover clear foiled & copper 355 foiled one side on 130gsm Sirio Dark Blue
+ Casebound: with Navy Ribbon and headbands and Sirio Dark Blue 130gsm End
Slip Cases printed metallic Copper 8023 on 300gsm Folding Box Board
+ Clear Foiled
+ Die Cut
Winning us Print Finishing of the Year Award 2016, this yearbook showcased some of the best design in the country. A year-long programme, Irish Design 15 explored, promoted and celebrated the best of Irish design. To really show off the brilliant work inside, we worked with the design team to develop a technique to allow the book to be opened flat. Beautifully designed, it was bound with a sourced fluorescent orange thread and came in a case with a blue metallic foil. The logo was debossed into 2mm greyboard and mounted onto the covers.
304ppB5 printed 5 cols process & Pantone Orange Ink throughout on 115gsm cyclus (100% recycled)
End papers: 8ppB5 printed 1 col end papers front and on 170gsm cyclus (100% recycled)
Version 1 Cover Metallic Blue foiled, scored on 350gsm Colorplan Royal Blue
Version 2 Cover printed 1 col Pantone Blue on 300gsm Cairn Eco Kraft White, (100% recycled)
+ Open bound with Fluorescent Orange thread
+ Metallic Blue Foil
+ Mounted Covers
G-Mac Apparel is US Open Champion, Graeme McDowell’s clothing line. To reflect the brand’s ethos of superior craftsmanship, performance fabrics and a modern vintage style, we used a variety of techniques. For the look book, we used an Antique Navy Blue stock, with a debossed clear foil blocked logo on the cover. Inside, full colour photography was printed along with Pantone Spot Navy ink. The book was then thread sewn with a drawn on cover, mounted onto an outer cover.
Text 52 Page 260x240mm printed Full colour
+ Pantone Blue on 170g Munken Lynx Uncoated.
Cover 4 Page 525x240mm printed Full colour
+ Spot Blue on 170g Munken Lynx Uncoated.
Outside Cover Clear Foiled and debossed in one run
one side on 300gsm Keaykolor Antique Navy Blue
+Scored on spine and Book to be glued into second cover.
+Thread sewn and drawn on cover
Head Strong is the National Centre for Youth Mental Health. We worked closely with their designer to create Heads Together, an interactive workbook for Post Primary teachers. To make the 200 page workbook user friendly, we used uncoated stock and lay flat binding to make it easy to write in. We also printed and fitted a dust cover onto each book, this doubled as a poster for teachers to use in the classroom.
200 page B5 printed full col throughout on 120gsm UPM Fine
4 Page Cover on Cairn Eco White mounted onto 2mm Greyboard Foil Block metallic blue
8 Page 160gsm Vanguard Yellow end papers
+ Open Bound
Dust Jacket: B2 Size Printed Full Colour Process one side on 120gsm UPM Fine
+ Fitted onto Books
Plus Print started out printing labels for Guinness bottles back in the 1980s and have been printing a range of promotional material for them since the 90s. Continuing this relationship today we work on a variety of print projects across Diageo’s brands.
4 page A5 Cover printed Full colour on 300gsm Challenger Uncoated
32 page A5 printed Full colour on 170gsm Challenger Uncoated
+ Clear Foiled
+ Square Edge Bind