While it is true that engraving is a timeless form of printing, it also doubles as a modern, edgy detail that elevates the most memorable print projects. Our engraving craftsman hand-feeds the paper into the press between two plates and then compresses it with two tons of pressure while the ink is released. Engraving elevates opaque inks from the paper, leaving a stunningly clean and crisp impression. Its trademark of authenticity is the “bruise” but with this process, it’s the tactile experience that provides the true impression!
The art of print engraving has endured for centuries due to the distinctive and lasting impression it renders. This highly specialized print process is an intaglio printing technique that is achieved by cutting groves into the surface of a copper, or similar metal plate, then applying ink and pressure to transfer an image. The resulting impression from print engraving is a distinct slightly raised reproduction that no other print process can replicate.
Our team of craftsmen has been producing engraved print for decades. Each printed piece is hand fed into a traditional engraving press and carefully stamped. These industrial machines are veterans to the print process as they ink and press each sheet with intricacy. The pressure of engraving creates a mark of quality on the back of each piece know as a “bruise”. These marks can be left in their genuine nature or covered by double mounted sheets for a more contemporary style.
High sought after for its prestigious look and feel, GSB Digital often produces engraved stationery for the legal profession and other bureaucratic and financial corporations. Print engraving cannot be reproduced on a laser printer and this authenticity is one reason why many clients choose to use this particular print process. Common engraved stationery pieces include letterhead, No. 10 envelopes, continuation sheets, blotter cards and business cards.
Engraved stationery can be quoted with additionally colors, blind embossing, foil stamping and offset bleeds or solids.
The beauty of engraving is often reserved for more formal pieces, as the price and style lends itself to more formal occasions. Engraved invitations are perfect for weddings, bar mitzvahs, and fundraising galas. The visual and tactile elements of print engraving communicate to a recipient that your affair represents one of class and quality. The same is true for business when engraving is utilize for simple marketing collateral. It is yet another way to add distinction to your printed pieces and your brand.
Engraved invitations can be quoted with additionally print method, embossing, foil stamping and crossover print applications.
GSB delivers direct across the Tri-state area.
Contact us to add the beauty of Print Engraving to design projects of all kinds.