This time I have come back after several weeks but excuse should be granted because several innovative developments are taking place in GRAFICA & DMI at a rapid pace just to make sure the screen printing industry is always ahead with innovations in demand. The way our entire team is moving forward with great innovative ideas running in their minds everyday. That’s great!
Sometimes I feel its great to have such highly motivated team because ideas does not come only by paying huge salaries. To run a great organization you need full dedicated and highly inspired team.
So let me first begin with my 3 days workshop at DMI recently concluded on the 9th Oct 2010.
DMI Workshop Participants - 7 to 9 October 2010
In this workshop I had all new participants. That’s great because it proves the eagerness of the industry wanting to learn new techniques in screen printing especially how to achieve value addition by incorporating special effects, many other also calls it print finishing. In-fact DMI’s workshop are very famous in teaching new techniques in screen printing, special effect UV inks and varnish, value addition print finishing every thing through screen printing.
We shall be posting the full report of this workshop along with comments from the participants soon on http://www.graficaindia.com
This time again we had a superb creative packaging completely screen printed with various special effects. I am sure no other process can duplicate the same effects which the power of screen can do. So do not underestimate screen printing process. It can deliver fruits if you go nuts.
Let me introduce you to my CAKE BASKET.
The Cake Basket - Tasty Teasers
The Cake Basket - Tasty Teasers
The Cake Basket - Opening The Secret
This cake basket was screen printed on a thick foil laminated 350 GSM paper board to get stiffness and rigidity. So we first began with CMYK screen printing using UV inks on the foil directly. Most of you must be thinking why we are doing most of our developments on foil, well its currently difficult to print on an offset because of the ink drying issues. Either one need UV offset system to print on a foil sheet. So if you can comfortably screen print halftones above 100 lines per inch than a screen printer has an added advantages to get such creative output at the same time one is not depended on other printing process especially when the quantities are not very high.
Oh, I am off the track. So I was explaining you how I screen printed this box, yes, so first we screen printed the fusion art image with CMYK – UV inks with 100 LPI halftone dots. There after we over printed the high gloss varnish for getting a glossy effect on the box. There after one by one all special effect inks and varnish were screen printed like Matt, Bubble, Coral, Wrinkle, Golden Abrasive, Glitters, Thick Gloss Emboss (Ticky) on some parts of the flower, Orange Metallic Inks was used for the our GRAFICA & DMI Logos, Copper Color Pearl Ink was screen printed inside the handle, finally some spots was left for micro embossing effect that completed the whole idea of this modern CAKE BASKET. With such stunning ideas one can make very high value packaging for all needs.
Coral & Reflective (Micro Embossing) Effect
3D Embossing Effect (Ticky) - Screen Printed with 150 Micron Thick Film
Wanna learn more about special effects in screen printing register in my next workshop as wedding season is near so this time I am eager to create exclusive wedding card theme with many more special effects as I use to do in all my workshops.
Let me be honest that in India GRAFICA & DMI has played a very big role in the development of the screen printing industry especially in print finishing, special effects screen printing and value addition packaging. Don’t you feel?
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Live Demo of The Cake Basket during DMI's Workshop