It’s that time of year… The temperatures dropping, hot coco sounds amazing, and our presses are working around the clock so you can ring in the new year with our 2018 Calendar!
Author: Sara Guyre
Our 2018 Calendar is Now Available!
If you have ever attended a Mohawk Event at Sunset or stopped by for a press proof, you can see and experience the dedication to craftsmanship that we have at Sunset. Our aim is to meet the quality standards that past generations of pressman have set before us.
Our team of craftsmen and women have worked hard all year, designing, planning and producing our 2018 calendar to showcase the many ways that we make print exciting. In an age where everything is expected to be faster, better, cheaper, we are making things slower, better and beautiful…by hand and by heart.
And so we thought…What better way to honor the history of printmaking and the effort that went into it, then making this year’s theme a vintage encyclopedia? Our 2018 theme was set!
Paper to Match:
Mohawk Strathmore Impress Line in Soft White, Ultimate White, Light Pink and Light Gray
The paper we used was a perfect match for this year’s theme. We used Mohawk’s brand new Strathmore Impress Pure Cotton Wove Line in a mix of different colors to help give the book a more vintage feel. We used mostly “soft white” that naturally gave our design an aged feeling and ultimate white which made those white details pop!
What we loved about this year’s paper choice, is that it printed offset beautifully as well as creating an in-depth impression on our letterpress and some of our sculpted emboss pieces. It truly held its own on the press and each color of paper complimented the print in its own way.
The Inside Scoop:
This year we have an embossed deer that has been sculpted by hand, a two-pass split fountain letterpress print, the earth revolving on its axis, some dragonfly wings that will leave you mesmerized and a giant blue whale diving right into the page! We could tell you everything but it’s better if you see it for yourself.
Don’t Miss Out! Be Sure to Pre-Order Free Today!
And come with us to discover the extraordinary world of print.
3rd Annual Sunset Print Designers Workshop with Mohawk Paper
On Wednesday May 24th, 2017, Sunset Printing opened its door for the 3rd Annual Print Designers Workshop sponsored by Mohawk Paper.
This event featured an exclusive hands on workshop in our factory bringing together designers, marketers and print enthusiasts from some of New Yorks most prestigious names in fashion and design including Tommy Hilfiger, Ann Taylor, L’Oreal, Coach, Stuart Weitzman, Harry Winston and West Elm.
The event featured in depth discussions on a wide variety of printing processes, how they are best utilized and most importantly how to design for each process. Our main focus was to help designers get the most out of their print. Not to be outdone, the team from Mohawk Paper was on site as well. They came showcasing their many beautiful lines of paper and showed us how each paper type, combined with the right process, can take any design to the next level.
The day began with introductions from the Sunset team, Mohawk team and of course our attendees. We divided into several groups to tour the facility, review samples, and get a closer look at the extensive Mohawk library. The tour went through each of the printing processes, press by press, with each press setup to print on the same worksheet for the day featuring a beautiful design of a butterfly collection.
Butterfly Samples of our Presses in Action!
Each single sheet of butterflies featured CMYK offset printing, Spot Color offset printing, Foil stamping over offset, Offset printing over foil, Letterpress, Engraving, Blind Embossing and Thermography. Actually being able to see the ink on press, the dies and how they transfer the impression with the various materials in action was a valuable experience for all. All of our dedicated print designers that came were able to really benefit from watching the process of production, from start to finish.
The Swag and Samples
After a delicious lunch and a presentation of certificates for attendance at Sunset University, attendees returned to their office with a collection of samples, a custom CMYK winebox and Rose’ and a vast new knowledge with which to create their next amazing print project.
For more information on the next Sunset Print Designer’s workshop or to order a sample of your own multi-process butterfly collection, please contact – Deron@sunsetprinters.com