Monday, 12 June 2017

COS Greeting cards & wrap

Swedish label COS was launched in 2007 and has since become a real presence on high streets and shopping centres. COS (it stands for Collection of Style) is part of the H&M group which is one of the world's largest retail clothing groups.

Having started purely in clothing, COS now also offers a range of accessories and homeware. This article is about a simple range of greeting cards and wrapping paper.
There are just two designs - a speckled snow scene and a stripe. The size of the wrapping paper is 670x470mm. Printed offset litho in one colour on the front
...and on the inside the FSC credit. The wrapping paper is printed on Shiro Echo, White 90gsm 
The designs are produced on A6 (148x105mm) 4pp cards. The cards are printed offset litho on Shiro Echo, White 300gsm.
The cards come with C6 gummed envelopes, produced from Shiro Echo, White 120gsm
One of the things that it's difficult to show here is just how wonderful the cards feel as the design is superbly embossed. The snow dotty pattern is shown below
...and you can see the rich embossing on the inside of the card below
...and the stripes printed below
with the embossing below
Design is by the in -house design team at COS. Printing is by Severn Print who are based in Gloucester and have a variety of environmental certificates. The project was handled by Anita Barry at Severn Print.
Thanks to Anita for sending me the file copies and the lovely note.

Posted by Justin Hobson 12.06.2017

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