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Foil Blocking, White Ink

This weeks blog features a surprise 60th birthday invite. Unsurprisingly we opted for another great shade from the Colorplan range the marvellous 540gsm Smoke. Foiled in one of my favourite shades from the Foilco range the fabulous SHLR which changes colour in the light to flaunt all the colours of the rainbow. To see some of our splendid work, discuss a project or for more information contact one of the friendly team at Century Studios.

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Duplexing, Foil Blocking

This weeks blog features some delightful business cards. We all love the modern age of print but you can’t beat a little old school hot foiling, it’s a timeless process we love very much at Century Studios. This project features GF Smith’s 350gsm Colorplan White Frost duplexed to 350gsm Colorplan Ebony to create 700gsm, with gold foil to both sides it doesn’t matter if its black or white it still looks epic. To see some of our lovely samples, discuss a project or for more information, please contact one of our friendly team at Century Studio

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digital print, White Ink

This weeks blog features a wonderful golden ticket Mr Willy Wonka himself would have been proud of. Printed with six layers of white ink onto GF Smiths Gmund Treasury Value before being Die-Cut to shape on our trusty Heidelberg platen. To see some of our lovely samples, discuss a project or for more information, please contact one of our friendly team at Century Studios.

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Debossing, digital print, Duplexing

This weeks blog features some magnificent business cards. The deep purple is printed digitally onto GF Smith’s Mohawk Superfine Ultra White using our Indigo 7900, the cards have then been duplexed to 704gsm before being blind embossed to perfection. I think this picture sums up our attention to detail perfectly with 2mm borders it proved extremely tricky but as always we were up to the challenge. To see some of our lovely samples, discuss a project or for more information, please contact one of our friendly team at Century Studios.

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Foil Blocking

Bringing Foil Blocking in house

Foil blocking is something that Century Studios has been involved in for many years. However, it wasn’t until 2015 that we decided to bring it in house. By doing this, we have been able to speed up the production time enabling us to offer this beautiful process at a more competitive price.

The decision to bring foil blocking in house was calculated. Although the hot foil process requires a block or die, commonly made from magnesium or copper, it gives a far superior result. Far Superior than that of cold foil blocking, achieving a wonderful indentation to each project we produce.

The right equipment

The next question was what type of machine should we purchase? This was a very easy decision for Jon and I. Century Studios already has a Heidelberg Platen installed in the building. This much loved pieced of equipment, used for die-cutting a whole host of items. We have had this with us since we opened our doors and started our wonderful journey. Having never missed a beat or broken down, this German feat of engineering was the obvious choice when looking to upgrade our machinery.

After much research, we finally found a supplier who could provide us with a fully refurbished and converted Heidelberg Platen. With the combination and sheer brilliance of old and new technologies, we knew this would give us exactly what we were after. Next, we sourced a UK based foil supplier in Foilco. Foilco gave us access to the largest range of hot foil colours, different finishes and specialist pigment foils available.

In review

So now, three years later and hundreds of diverse projects completed, including several for Foilco, we haven’t looked back.

To see some of our lovely samples, discuss a project or for more information, please contact one of our friendly team at Century Studios.

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digital print, Foil Blocking, Singer Sewing

This week’s blog features a luxury notebook. We were thrilled when we were asked to produce a collection of notebooks with the emphasis on luxurious materials and finishes. GF Smith’s Callisto Diamond White was selected for the covers, with gold foil to the face and singer sewn spines I think we hit the nail on the head with this one. For more information or to discuss a project contact the Century Studios team. 

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digital print, Foil Blocking

This weeks blog features some scrumptious invites. With Christmas coming and the goose getting fat I thought it would be rude not to share this with you. The projects digitally printed on our HP Indigo 7900 using GF Smiths Callisto Diamond White, before being foiled in silver to create this Christmas spectacle. For more information or to discuss a project contact wayne@centurystudios.co.uk

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digital print, Embossing

This weeks blog features a 20th year anniversary invite. When Katy from AEC approached us to produce this job she was concerned we wouldn’t be able to meet the tight deadline given. Not ones to shy away from a challenge we reassured her we were more than up to the task ahead. We went straight to work ordering the Peregrina Majestic Moonlight Silver from GF Smith, and the block for the embossing on the front cover. With both arriving before 12 the next working day we managed to complete the project within 3 working days, needless to say Katy was over the moon with the quality and service we provided. For more information or to discuss a project contact wayne@centurystudios.co.uk

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digital print, Duplexing, Foil Blocking, Gilt Edging

This weeks blog features some phenomenal invites. We started the process by duplexing GF Smiths 540gsm Colorplan Imperial Blue with 540gsm Pristine White to give a hefty 1080gsm. The reverse of the invite features Foilco’s clear gloss foil, the face was then foiled and gilt edged in 6754 to create this unusual but fantastic finish. For more information or to discuss a project contact wayne@centurystudios.co.uk.

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