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Convert an ordinary job into extraordinary piece of creativity thru screen printing

DMI's Creative Folder

DMI's Creative Folder

First the impression what one gets by looking at this folder is innovation. That is how I use special effect techniques by using screen printing process.

This folder is designed and printed jointly by me and my 6th batch of students as their project work. It was printed on laminated foil with 16 special effects UV inks and varnish including process color CMYK screen printing. I used 100 LPI screen to print very fine halftones.

Practically and commercially this may be not economical as a regular job unless some premium customers demand for it and ready to pay the price. But my point was to show how speciality inks can makes a normal product to an extraordinary piece of creativity folder. I am sure there is a market for high end corporates who wants to use it for their conferences etc.

I started first operation using Matt varnish which was to be printed below CMYK flower image.  The reason we printed on Matt Varnish to is give a soft metallic effect which reflects from the foil.

There after I printed CMYK process color UV inks. The image was also over printed with a gloss varnish to give a SPOT UV effect only on the flower.

Then I printed solid black leaving some fonts reverse to give a foil stamping effect. On the solid black and some part of silver foil was printed with 3 different micro embossing effects using only one screen at one time. Also some parts of black was overprinted with transparent ink with rainbow color glitters to get some sparkling effect.

Some portion of black was also overprinted with wrinkle varnish to give a leather like effect. There was also the title of the folder “INNOVATION” was printed with thick varnish using 150 micron stencil on a 24T polyester mesh to give an embossing effect which we always call as ticky in Indian language.

The logo of Grafica and DMI was printed with special metallic orange for giving a vibrant look of the logo.

Since the folder had one side foil laminated so to add dramatic effect on the other side I printed solvent based pearl two tone ink overprinted with light yellow UV ink to add some sort of soft designing which can also be called as water mark.

I am sure its very difficult to get the same effect by offset or any other printing process considering the richness of multiple effects.

The advantage of screen printing process is that you can convert an ordinary product to an extraordinary high value product with the availability of speciality inks and varnish thus you can also produce jobs in small quantities with very high profit margins.

This is an classic example what I produced in making this folder but such effect and design can be implemented in packaging in a very effective and large scale using fully automatic screen printing lines where you can also achieve higher speeds.

DMI's Creative Folder

DMI's Creative Folder

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  1. August 3, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Namaste Sir
    Its fantastic job from you and your team.

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    • August 5, 2010 at 10:46 pm

      Thanks Shinde,
      I am glad to here from you and was thrilled to see your comment so quick within few mins after my article posted.

      Thanks and see you soon…

      Regards,

      Bhargav

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