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Selini Certificates – Guilloche Anomaly

Posted on: December 15th, 2012 by Adam Bestwick No Comments

After a recent press pass for a highly detailed document we noticed a strange ‘banding’ effect appear from a Guilloché pattern in the design. Although this was made from uniform horizontal fine wavy lines, the finished piece appeared banded and uneven from a distance, suggesting the press was to blame. On close inspection the lines where actually printed perfectly.

After lots of head scratching we concluded this anomaly was down to minute tolerances between ink, water and paper combined with the pressure characteristics of the press.

Inevitably this job had to be cancelled and a different style of guilloche applied, we’ll post the final outcome when it’s finished.

We don’t like to make things easy!


Selini Exceptional Book

Posted on: May 25th, 2012 by Adam Bestwick No Comments

We recently produced a limited edition hard back book named ‘Exceptional Edition’, for high end bespoke jeweller Selini, showcasing their latest creations and illustrating their natural progression into the creation of ‘high end’ exceptional jewels.

Each unit cost £48.00 to produce and featured a complex 4 foil crest with multi-level embossing and 24 carat gilt edging. To say this was a challenging project at times is an understatement!

Letterpress printing – one to watch

Posted on: February 2nd, 2012 by Adam Bestwick No Comments

Letterpress printing is a labour intensive process that has been around since the 15th century invented by Johannes Gutenberg and combines texture, colour and depth.

We really like the unique effect this method creates and can’t wait to use it on future projects.