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MARRIAGE WITH TEXTURE | Wedding stationery with all the feels

DAPPLED ENVELOPEWedding Invitations | The season is almost upon us and we’re busy bees here at the shop, helping bring to life some incredible collaborations between original brides, grooms and wedding planners, and their creatively-minded designers.

This beautifully-designed wedding stationery was digitally printed, then we foil stamped and letterpress debossed it with CLIQX. We mounted it, applied a dappled texture effect with CLIQX to the envelope (by now we’re sure you have heard that we are patterning digital stocks, YAY!)  and sent it off to love, to the clever designers at Hawk Creative who really do give us some amazing jobs to work on!   

For those who—just like us—have got the geeky letterpress bug or that love the luxurious press of cotton stock against their fingertips, or have always dreamed of their name alongside their future spouse’s in the shimmering lights of foil-stamping, we’d love to print your wedding invitations. It’s truly one of the most lovely parts of this gig as specialty commercial printers. What could be more special than the stationery that sends out the word that a pair is getting hitched? We love love, here at Watermarx Graphics, and we have been

We love love, here at Watermarx Graphics, and we have been nerding over paper, print and design for a loooooong time. If you are planning a wedding (your own or someone else’s) and want to find a cost-effective way to have eye-popping, heart-stopping wedding invitations, then give us a call. We’ve got tricks and tips galore that can help you create truly unique wedding stationery that tells a story through the senses, without breaking the bank.  We’re friendly, so don’t be shy.

Tips for couples and wedding planners organising their invitations:

Don’t leave printing to the last minute. We don’t mean to nag… but really, guys. It might take longer than you think, there are other jobs on the presses and all kinds of other variables. We do make miracles happen here, but we’re mere mortals after all. Why be stressing over this when there are plenty of other aspects of wedding planning you can get your knickers in a twist over!

Don’t start your plan with the paper. Have an overall vision and bounce it off us. We have great paper suppliers and have our mitts all over beautiful stocks all day. We know what paper works with which embellishments, so chances are, we’ll have a nifty suggestion for the stock that will bring to life your idea.

Be smart with colour. Many people don’t realise that with the art of letterpress printing, every different colour, requires a new pass through the machine. Reducing the colours you choose for letterpress printing will make a difference to the cost. If you have a colourful and complicated design, often it’s best to print this part digitally and then highlight elements or print the text with letterpress, or foil like we did for Hawk Creative on this job.

Happy wedding planning!

Posted by watermarx on the 9th of October 2017

2017 PRINT AWARDS | 4 Awards to Rawson Print (and we got a cameo in them all!)

Congratulations to our friends Rawson Print Company for their quandruple-threat performance at the 2017 National Print Awards. We were thrilled to assist their win, by embellishing the following entries:

  • GOLD to Rawson Print Co. // Category: Self Promotion
    Name of piece: Rawson Print Co Profiler // Embellishment by Watermarx: copper foil stamping
  • SILVER to Rawson Print Co. // Category: Booklets, Catalogues, Brochures & Magazines                                                                   Name of piece: DHA Hundley street // Embellishment by Watermarx: CLIQX true deboss
  • SILVER to Rawson Print Co. // Category: Multi Piece Productions and Campaigns                                           Name of piece: QT Melbourne Suite // Embellishment by Watermarx: black foil
  • BRONZE to Rawson Print Co. // Category: Stationery                                                                                          Name of piece: Rawson Print Co Stationery // Embellishment by Watermarx: copper foil stamping

We absolutely love to celebrate the success of our colleagues and friends in the industry. Not only that, but we consider ourselves incredibly lucky that we get to collaborate on beautiful jobs, and occasionally get taken along for the wonderful ride of being included in a job we have embellished for a colleague, that goes on to win!

CLIQX and Watermarx’s work is award-winning in its own right, so we’re not surprised clever printers choose to work with us, to help make their jobs shine…literally. Our foil stamping and edge gilding find a way onto some lovely print pieces. Likewise,  CLIQX embossing and debossing, blind embossing, and letterpress have all been recognised in print industry awards around the world.

So, be a winner! If you are looking to get some trophies under your belt, or would just like to take your print work to the next level, let’s work together to craft pieces that stand out from the crowd and showcase what fabulous, fine print is all about!

Posted by watermarx on the 18th of July 2017

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