Monday, 8 December 2014

Snowfall Forest

This is the season when many of us our writing our Christmas cards, so what better time than to show you some beautiful cards printed on our paper!

Five Dollar Shake is a passionately British greeting card publisher. Based in Hastings and established in 1998, they design and manufacture all their cards in the UK, including the hand application of the crystals, sequins, bows and trinkets that many of their ranges are renowned for.
This new range of cards is produced on our Stardream Dolomite 285gsm. Stardream is a market leading pearlescent/metallic range which shimmers beautifully and is made by Cordenons in Italy. The size of the cards is 160mm square.
This particular range of cards is printed and flittered. Flitter is a process where glitter is put onto a glued area creating a really sparkly effect.
This range of cards is also an award winning range, having won the 'Best Christmas Counter range' at the recent Henries awards in October. The "Henries" are the awards for the greeting card industry (named after the inventor of the greeting card - Sir Henry Cole) - the greeting card industry equivalent of the D&AD Awards ( Five Dollar Shake have won over twenty awards in the last fifteen years.

Here is joint founder Matt Genower collecting the award from comedian Alun Cochrane.
These cards are exquisitely printed an flittered by Abbot who are one of the few specialist printers in the UK who also have flittering equipment. The cards are then hand finished at Five Dollar Shake.
Posted by Justin Hobson 08.12.2014

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for your comment! If I like it, I'll add it on. Cheers J