Print should never be dull! Whether it’s a brochure, business card or invitation, there are so many opportunities to stand out from the crowd and that’s why we love to work with agencies and designers to share our knowledge and ensure that the end result is truly inspirational and adds real value to the client.
In any project there will of course be a practical purpose for creating it and that purpose will always be a key element to our focus. However, using our skilled print finishes, we can inject superior quality into the project, making it stand out against the competition.
The art of Foilblocking is just one example of the many services that we pride ourselves on here at Ashwyk. It is a fantastic enhancement which can be used on a variety of Marketing collateral and is available in a comprehensive range of colours and finishes. It gives the designer a much greater scope to bring their creativity to life and will enhance the design be it bright or subtle and everything in between too. Foilblocking can literally transform conventional products and can also be very economic.
Take a look at the invitations we printed for Herbert Smith Freehills, a world renowned law firm.
It can also offer added security for items such as tickets or gift vouchers, clear foils can be used as a cost effective alternative giving a UV varnish feel, products can be embossed to add yet further visual and tactile benefits – the creative opportunities are simply vast!
This technique, like so many others, takes years to perfect and requires both skill and outstanding equipment. During the process, we make a metal die tool and use a converted Heidelburg press to apply heat to the die and transfer the metallic foil to the substrate. Some of the equipment that we use is over fifty years old but still without doubt among the best and a sign of true craftsmanship. What sets us apart from our competition is our commitment to and combination of traditional methods alongside state of the art digital printing technology.
There are so many fantastic finishes available to use that we always strive to push the boundaries using our print and production expertise, to ensure that the clients expectations and exceeded. Working within a wide range of budgets, one thing remains constant, we deliver results that stand out from the crowd, on time and with friendly support every step of the way. If you would like your next project to be given a premium finish and be one which will excite and intrigue your clients then we would love to hear from you.