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Splendiferous!

By Zida Borcich

Monica Wellington’s women’s clothing boutique, SPLENDIFEROUS, needed a new business card.

Splendiferous! had evolved over the years and needed a new card to reflect that. Keeping the dandelion puff, and “Splendiferous” spelled with an exclamation point in place of that “i,” in the middle, but it needed a new, chicer, interpretation that befit how the shop is now.

I printed her new designs half on white Cranes Lettra 600 gsm, and half on black super-thick, Museum Mount papers. We then gilded the lily and added gold, metallic edge gilding.

On the white paper, we used a pearlized white foil for the puff and on the black paper, we used gloss black foil for the puff. Everything else was in gold foil.

Dies made by Owosso Graphic Arts, of course!

Foil and Embossing Engravings

Selecting and ordering foil stamping and/or embossing engravings may be one of the more routine portions of a job, but there still are many questions that must be answered to make sure everything runs properly. InsideFinishing called upon several experts in the field of engraving to answer commonly asked questions on the subject.

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1st Biannual 2014

1st Biannual 2014Featured: Happy 65 Years!

The year, 1949—when the minimum wage was $.70 per hour and a new car cost $1,420. This was also the year that Ken Bentley founded Owosso Graphic Arts.

Mr. Bentley saw an opportunity when he discovered that our local newspaper couldn’t publish photos with late-breaking stories—they just couldn’t get a photoengraving in time. So he borrowed some money from his mother, bought a photoengraver’s “how-to” kit and set up shop right next door.

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2nd Biannual 2013

2nd Biannual 2013
Featured: OWOSSO 3D Mold Dies

What’s All the Buzz? 3D Emblems — they go by many trade names, but whatever the name we can make the die!

Generate a buzz by providing these ecofriendly, flexible emblems. They adhere to a wide range of materials from metal to fabric. You’ve probably already seen them on autos, electronics, appliances, machinery and special promotional pieces. Call or e-mail for a sample of “What’s all the Buzz.”

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1st Biannual 2013

1st Biannual 2013Featured: Flexo Printing Plates

You know how flexible OWOSSO is—that’s why you like doing business with us! We’re happy to introduce our latest service: Flexographic Printing Plates.

These should not be confused with photopolymer plates for letterpress printing—we still think magnesium or copper is the way to go for letterpress.

Flexography (often abbreviated to Flexo) is a form of printing process which utilizes a flexible relief plate. The process was originally called aniline printing because of the aniline dye inks that were first used in the process. Coarse surfaces such as corrugated board and stretchy films can economically be printed only with this process. Flexography leaped into prominence with the introduction of cellophane as a packaging material.

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1st Biannual 2012

1st Biannual 2012Featured: Revamping Online Ordering System

We took hundreds of suggestions from our customers and revamped our online ordering system to make your ordering experience with OWOSSO even better. As a registered customer you will also have access to our “forum” where you can seek help on a project from us or other customers or simply leave a comment.

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Storing and Handling Foil Stamping and Embossing Dies

Selecting and ordering foil stamping and/or embossing engravings may be one of the more routine portions of a job, but there still are many questions that must be answered to make sure everything runs properly. InsideFinishing called upon several experts in the field of engraving to answer commonly asked questions on the subject.

How is a refractive die constructed? Are refractive dies more expensive?
Refractive dies are manufactured with intricate line patterns to impart depth, light and a sense of movement within a design, image or type. This effect is a perfect choice when looking to create a memorable impression and add impact, with minimal cost. Refractive dies are an ideal and cost-effective solution that easily can be incorporated into almost any foil stamping job.

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