Monday, October 24, 2011

Custom Order - Printing on Handmade Paper

This was for a wonderful return customer. She makes me smile with her praising comments on our albums. I love getting her emails. 

She requested a yellow leather, raised hinge spine with handmade paper on the cover. After giving her a few options of handmade papers, she chose this gorgeous one that was handmade in Thailand and has plant inclusions. 

She wanted the names "Leo & Ella" printed on the cover. But, this type of paper doesn't go through the printer well. So I suggested we inset the names. I originally had planned on printing the names on natural lokta and then insetting the lokta piece. When I pulled out the lokta next to this handmade paper, it didn't go well. The colors clashed a bit too much for my liking. So I daringly sent a piece of the inclusion paper through the printer. The parts on the paper where stems and leaves were raised led to black ink being smeared across it. However, the part where "Leo & Ella" was printed ended up being just fine as it was a bit smoother than the rest of the paper. So, I cut that part out and inserted the paper with names onto the rectangle I had carved out and inset it on the front cover.  

I think it turned out beautifully and was very happy with this one.


Cynthia Schelzig said...

Such a beautiful book...lovely!

Louise said...

Beautiful work KJ!

Karleigh Jae said...

Thank you Cynthia and Louise!

Steph said...

I just love how custom printing works.

Steph said...

I just love how custom printing works.