Gold Ink Awards Entry: Possibilities Are Endless With 3-D Textures
PHILADELPHIA—May 15, 2015—This Gold Ink Awards entry from EarthColor in Parsippany, New Jersey, which was titled "Bellagio New Year Celebration" and entered into the Dimensional Printing category, screams New Year's Eve fun with its vibrant colors, diecuts and unique, three-dimensional textures.
The invitation was produced on a Xerox iGen4 color digital press and a Scodix S75 digital enhancement press, with a print run of 2,900 copies. The paper used was 120-lb. Opus gloss cover from Sappi Fine Paper. According to Carla Barbalaci, director of marketing at EarthColor, this invitation was enhanced using Scodix SENSE, a print enhancement technology that can add three-dimensional textures—Scodix uses a clear polymer that is printed directly onto the item.
"The Scodix technology is relatively new and very few organizations are able to provide this capability in the United States," she says. "EarthColor is proud to be able to offer this innovative product to its clients, allowing them to bring true brand differentiation and increased customer interaction to their printed materials."
According to Barbalaci, the invitation had a number of individual components that needed to be manufactured and assembled. "Each piece had to be produced with the complete package in mind," she explains. "Color consistency and quality were of paramount importance—all pieces had to match precisely and the Scodix application was crucial throughout to delivering an impactful message that enhanced the recipient’s tactile experience." Barbalaci adds that complex diecutting, multi-dimensional assembly and fulfillment were also critical to this piece’s success. "By utilizing our vast print and finishing capabilities, EarthColor was able to execute on the client's vision, while upholding strict quality standards."
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All winners will be recognized on the Gold Ink Website, through our social media platforms, in Printing Impressions magazine, and will have the chance to win the “People’s Choice Award” at the gala awards event held during GRAPH EXPO 2015 in Chicago. Additionally, we will be regularly selecting a "Best Entry" winner that will be promoted across our multi-channel platforms.