desktop launches showcase November issue — the issue features 6 sections, 5 paper stocks, 6 special finishes, 14 interviews and project reviews and 9 industry opinions
desktop is pleased to reveal a very special issue this month – a love letter to print.
The desktop team has been working hard to create a showcase print and paper issue which artfully demonstrates a range of printing techniques, embellishments and paper stocks to enhance any printed project. Each section is dedicated to a technique and stock, illuminated through interviews with leading designers and industry experts, and through selected project displays.
According to desktop’s publisher, Joanne Davies, the drive behind producing the issue is to create an inspirational piece for the creative industry. “In a changing landscape with all things digital, it can be easy to forget how beautiful, creative and important paper and print is in showcasing artistic works. We hope this special issue of desktop will inspire and influence the imagination of the creative community.”
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The issue is divided into six sections:
Special Inks — printed on K.W.Doggett Fine Paper Strathmore Supersmooth / Ultimate White White / 176gsm, this section includes special inks by Southern Colour / extended gamut process + PMS 802. It features projects from and interviews with Katja Hartung (Toben) and Sophie Tatlow (Deuce Design), and industry commentary from Adrienne Teague (Southern Colour).
Foiling — printed on BJ Ball / Opal / 120gsm, and foiled by Goldcraft. It features projects from and interviews with Sam Painter, Pat Santamaria and Billy Ryan (Babekuhl) and Luke Brown, and industry commentary from Mark Steur (Goldcraft).
Embossing — printed on K.W.Doggett Fine Paper Rives Design / Natural White / 120gsm, and embossed by Foilmasters. It features projects from and interviews with Suzy Tuxen (A Friend of Mine) and David Pidgeon, and industry commentary from Matthew Murcott (Foilmasters).
Die Cutting — printed on BJ Ball Sundance / Natural White / 216gsm with die cutting by Avon Graphics. It features projects from and interviews with Kellie Campbell-Illingworth (Parallax Design) and Marita Leuver (Leuver Design), with industry commentary from Tate Hone (Avon Graphics).
Special Papers — features projects from and interviews with Jonathan Wallace (Alter) and Andrew Ashton (Work Art Life), and industry commentary from Catherine Doggett (K.W.Doggett Fine Paper), Tony Bertrand (BJ Ball Papers) and Rohan Dean (Spicers Paper).
Digital Printing — printed by a Fuji Xerox iGen4 EXP Press on Silk-hd Matt – 170gsm. This section features a photo essay of the Melbourne Museum of Printing by Hilary White, an interview with Barrie Tucker and industry commentary by Stephen Ball (Fuji Xerox).
The magazine was printed by Southern Colour, bound by The Bindery and features a cover designed by Matt Huynh and textured by Tafeda. All title pages designed by Mark Gowing and Jacob Ring. A huge thanks must go to all others involved in the production of this piece.
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desktop deputy editor