Print: ANZ formal function invite

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Invite design for a formal ANZ function.

As there were only 120 guests to be invited to this formal function, I thought I could create something special, that could be finished by hand. Once I realised this, I set to work thinking and sketching ideas that could only be done by hand.

The end result is a combination of digital printing, special stock, and hand-finishing. The first stage was designing and setting up a file for the digital press. Using two specialty stocks: a pearlescent off-white, and a textured grey card, tests needed to be run at the print house, Bambra Press. Once the confirmation came back from Bambra that the stocks would work in their Indigo digital press, the files were sent.

The next stage was to use a scalpel and hand-cut and score the invite jacket so the lapels could be folded back, creating the 3D folded effect.

The off-white shirt was then folded and slipped into the jacket. This was then placed into a square black envelope, with the recipient’s name and address written in silver.

Created during my time at Six Degrees Digital.