We have been busy beginning to send out this year‘s holiday cards! From foil stamping to sculpted embossed animals, our holiday cards are sure to bring joy and cheer to all who receive them. The holidays are the perfect time for giving thanks and showing your appreciation to family, friends and business colleagues. Sending a card in the mail reminds them how grateful you are for their support.
Sunset Holiday Cards Giveaway
To extend our thanks for being a part of the Sunset family, we are giving away a limited number of holiday card packs. To enter the giveaway, follow us on Instagram and like and comment on our holiday post. What better time to showcase the exciting world of print than the holidays!
History and Heritage at Sunset
When you first arrive at Sunset, the first thing you might notice is our history, its everywhere. We keep it in our parking lot by way of a George H. Sanborn Vintage Book Press. We greet it in our entryway by way of a Peerless Gem Guillotine Paper Cutter circa 1890 that we’ve lovingly restored. Every where you go in Sunset, we proudly display our history and heritage. Sure these antiques are cool, but to us it’s more than that.
As printing speeds forward with new technology and advancements in capabilities, we feel we must stay rooted in the history and heritage of what we’re doing. That’s what separates the pressman from the craftsman. Everyday we put ink on the rollers, we are honoring the legacy of generations of printers before us who saw what they were doing was as much an art form as it was a science and a job. Feel free to drop us a line, we love hosting visitors to share with them a bit of our history, a piece of our heritage and a vision of our future.
Paper Sculptures for Fashion Window Display
One of the recent exciting projects we did was these printed, and sculpted embossed animals, created as part of a holiday display for a major jewelry brand. These images were created from original handmade paper sculptures by renowned paper artist Calvin Nicholls.
The images were photographed and then converted into both four color artwork and a 3d rendering by Sunsets die makers. Once approved, we produced sculpted brass embossing dies for each animal and went through several rounds of ink and embossing tests to settle on the right mix of printed shadow with embossing. The final results speak for themselves and graced holiday windows around the world as a subtle, peaceful wintery scene upon which to display beautiful jewelry for holiday shoppers.
4 color process printed on Heidelberg SM52 5color with AQ coater
Embossed – Saroglia die stamping press
Cutting – profile flat bed zip cutter
Paper – Mohawk Superfine 130# eggshell cover ultrawhite