Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Monday, 28 September 2009
They are all printed on StarFine White 240gsm. Illustration is not always the easiest thing to get right, printing on uncoated materials, but if you've seen these, I think you'll agree, they are really well produced.
Printing and repro is by David Holyday (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thursday, 24 September 2009
....and thank you for the flowery note from Jess and Kate which is hand illustrated!
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
Monday, 21 September 2009
Saturday, 19 September 2009
Friday, 18 September 2009
I popped in to The Chase today and ended up having a chat and a cuppa (thanks Oli) with illustrator Rich Fairhead, so I took the photo opportunity to show you him and some of his work...
The alphabet and his robot illustrations are fantastic.
Thursday, 17 September 2009
It describes the design and production of the perfume packaging for a new fragrance called DAPHNE.
Design is by David Hitner and Guy Marshall at Small and it describes how they worked closely with production house Nirvana CPH to create a very unique packaging.
It is of particular interest because it utilises one of Fenner Paper's more unusual products called FLAXPRINT which is a litho printable bookcloth (yes it's a genuine white bookcloth that you can litho print onto!)
Check out the article for all the details.
Wednesday, 16 September 2009
Monday, 14 September 2009
In the early summer I started to put together dummies in various formats for Intro for the Arts Council annual review - and last week I received the finished article ...and very nice it is too!
Lead designer at Intro on this project was Adrian Talbot
Friday, 11 September 2009
Wednesday, 9 September 2009
(see my previous post - 25/06/2009)
Tuesday, 8 September 2009
It's made up using 8 layers of COLORSET 270gsm (that's 2160gsm!) in CYMK colours and foiled in white.
It uses four COLORSET shades: Nero, Light Blue, Magenta and Solar.
It was produced by Downeys who have made a lovely job of duplexing the sheets and foiling in white on front and back.
It's worth making the point that although we (at Fenner Paper) don't offer a duplexing service (as another well known paper merchant based in Hull does) ...there are printers and finishers that offer this service at quite reasonable rates!
Good luck to Alex and anyone wishing to engage him can contact him on email@example.com and just pop the finders fee/commission cheque in the post to me!
...and thanks for the nice note Alex!
Monday, 7 September 2009
Now many people will have heard me say about how paper manufacturing is virtually dead in the UK (which, sadly, in many ways it is) but here is a brand spanking new paper mill which has just started production here in the UK.
Now I don't want anyone to get too excited because it won't actually affect most of us in our sector of what is generally called the "fine papers" market as this new mill only produces recycled newsprint - just tonnes and tonnes of it - (just one grade and pretty much all the same weight and certainly no sheets! ...but it does at least give us in the paper industry some good news.
For those paper geeks out there, the technical information is as follows:
It is the world's largest recycled newsprint machine. The mill is called Palm Paper, a subsidiary of Germany-based Papierfabrik Palm. The paper machine was started at its King's Lynn site in Norfolk on 21 August, 3 weeks ahead of schedule (that's the Germans for you!)
The machine, which has a net width of 10.63m, is set to produce 400,000 tonnes of newsprint – all from 100% selected recycled fibre.