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WOODEN YOU KNOW IT? | Invitation with wood paper from KW Doggett

To celebrate the wonderful, Wood FX Birch, a KW Doggett stock that is really rustling the leaves of the design community, we recently got to do one of our favourite things – collaborate!

Our brief from KW Doggett was “wood” and – wooden you know it? – we had some bright ideas about what we could do with that!

Wood FX Birch is real wood that prints just like paper and has a white reverse. It’s a beautiful, printable wood veneer that lends itself to everything from eco business, vintage-themed projects, to outdoor weddings, and flexible enough for presentation folders, business cards, menus, and, of course, invitations.

We foiled stamped the names on the wooden front in a gunmetal foil. Then, we mounted the reverse of the card to cotton stock and letterpress printed it. The bride and groom used the same front mounted to black white paper for their thank you cards.

Woof FX is a unique and versatile stock, that can be letterpressed. It comes in both Birch (used for this project) and Cherry. We don’t want to get sappy (get it?) but we’re pretty excited about this innovation, that brings a lot of personality to print, and we can’t wait to work with more of it.

Talk to us about how it can be used in your next creative project. We wood love to work with you on something amazing!

 

Posted by watermarx on the 18th of May 2017

VA-VA-VOOM | Khouzame Group bring together a WOW invite

We have printed stationery for the events and catering company, Khouzame Group, many times over the  years and appreciate their attention to detail and quality they insist upon, going always above the call of duty on behalf of their customers. They realise exquisite occasions, putting in a tremendous effort to bring to life the vision of their clients for their special events, and make dreams (and dream days) a reality, with style and panache, and a lot of hard work (that they make look effortless)!

So, you can imagine how excited we were when they reached out to us for input into a special job for their client. They asked us to recommend a designer for a suite of wedding stationery, and we didn’t hesitate. We recommended Heather Hawkins of Hawk Creative. Heather always produces such stunning bespoke design for event stationery, and she delivered as always with this challenge.

Happy were we to unite these two talented businesses to collaborate on a beautiful piece of work. It bought together the best of all of Watermarx’s capabilities too. The result was a luxurious suite.

Invitation specs |

  • 600 GSM Gmund cotton mounted back to back
  • Debossed image
  • Foil-stamped design and gilded edges

Invitation cover |

  • Digitally printed on Superfine
  • Embossed and foil stamped

Information cards |

  • Digitally and letterrepss printed
  • Edge gilding

RSVP cards  |

  • Foil stamped both sides

Wrap |

  • Bundled in an embossed and foil-stamped belly band

 

We loved doing this job and it truly reflected all of the process that Watermarx and our fabulous clients have to offer!

Posted by watermarx on the 28th of January 2017

HERE’S SOMETHING TO CROW ABOUT | Zhuzhing your design for the Year of the Rooster

 

Happy New Year, creative paper lovers!

We are almost clear of the hyperactive energy of the Monkey (anyone else a little knackered from 2016?) and there are some interesting things happening in the design world to celebrate the upcoming Year of the Rooster. Vans, the streetwear brand, have released six new shoe silhouettes by Shanghai-based designer Kim Kiroic. Not to be outdone, Converse have release a Year of the Rooster apparel and footwear featuring a rooster feather motif and red lace tips. Dior released a rooster bracelet, and you can get some rooster-themed unmentionables from Calvin Klein.

However, in the year that is supposed inspire maximum integrity, perhaps designer froufrou is not quite enough. Enter, the inflatable rooster balloon produced out of China that, as happenstance would have it, coincidentally resembles Donald Trump that has gone viral on the internet.

The Rooster should be a fashionable year. He’s a stylish character, who excels in elegance and charm, a tad cocky, one might say. Nevertheless, it’s not all frivolity, Roosters are hardworking and punctual so don’t expect 2017 to be a feet-up year… as if we hadn’t already figured that out!

For those of you looking to create something special to celebrate this lunar New Year, Watermarx is right now printing some beautiful, colourful designs and sprucing up money envelopes.

It’s the Fire Rooster’s year, so put a bit of shimmer and shine on your artwork. Flaunt a little! We can help breathe fresh 2017 vitality and style into your designs with envelopes, postcards and invites with:

  • Foil stamping in gold
  • Letterpress printing in gold
  • Embossing feather or rooster motifs
  • …or whatever your imagination can muster!

Just give us a call and we can talk through the possibilities together.

Here’s to a year that delivers you wealth, health and happiness. Cock-a-doodle-doo!

Posted by watermarx on the 18th of January 2017