Glenmore Printing: Promotional Piece

Recently at work, we received a promotional piece from Glenmore Printing. I couldn’t resist to blog about it, so here it is.

It came in a cute little box with 4 circles with 1950s illustrations of people. which opened up with 4 square boxes – 2 red and 2 yellow. Each with a tea bag inside which was supplied by Secret Garden Tea Company. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to try out the tea…

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As you can see in the video they put together on how it was made (http://www.glenmoreprinting.com/packaging.php), the boxes were assembled by hand! Well, the boxes are really delicate, so I guess you would have to do them by hand.

I personally haven’t worked with Glemore, so I can’t really say about their service and print quality (other than the promotional piece), but if you need big print jobs, they are the printer to go to. Their website says they do custom printed paperboard, corrugated boxes, cartons & sleeves, large/small sized boxes or small, long run or short and much more.

“With full in house finishing, your packaging is printed and assembled locally under our roof to lower costs, improve turnaround times, and maintain high levels of quality. Our team of packaging experts can quickly provide you with a correct layout and printed samples to help you visualize your finished product.” – Glemore Printing

Website: http://www.glenmoreprinting.com/
Tel: 604.273.6323
Toll Free: 1.866.333.6323
Email: sales@glenmoreprinting.com
Address: Unit 150 – 13751 Mayfield Place, Richmond, B.C. V6V 2G9

Reflections 2013

Every year, the students in the IDEA (Illustration and Design) program at Capilano University take on the big task of managing the art projects to raise funds to support their learning and continued cultural ­enrichment. I know it’s a huge project, and a lot of work, cuz I went through it too. Though it seems that it gets bigger and bigger every year, so I can’t imagine what the students are going through in trying to push this project through.

The ‘Reflections’ project started off small when the program started out. Each student painted a iconic scenery of Lower Mainland, mostly in the Vancouver area. The paintings were scanned and produced into calendars. Both the original paintings and calendars were sold to raise funds.

As the program grew bigger, and the project picked up in the local media, retail and residents, so did the project. We started producing greeting cards, buttons, and other original paintings. It was a lot of work, but I did learn quite a bit from the experience, from painting, marketing, producing merchandise, printing, online stores, social media and so on.. so it was a valuable project.

Check out their promotional video on Youtube here.

You can also find out more and support their goals here on Indiegogo or follow their blog here.

tumblr_mc0c5eleYh1rioj6fo1_1280My friend Soobin L.’s christmas cards!!! 😀 I bought some! Please buy some too!

2 packs of four cards featuring holiday sweet treat illustrations by Soobin L| 8 cards | blank inside | $20

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Their 2013 calendars. Hurry! 2012 is almost over!!

Reflections 2013 Calendar featuring the Reflections paintings by the Capilano University students in the IDEA prorgram
$25

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Lighthouse Park | by Lia M. | inkjet print, framed 12” x 16”| $60.00

Katie & Birdie Paper Company

Katie & Birdie Paper Company

I happen to find a pack of hedgehog illustrated cards at Chapters on Robson. Two things I love – hedgehogs and cards! It was a bit pricey…$12 for 8 cards with envelopes…though now that I think about it, a single cards from Carlton Cards or Hallmark can easily be $3 and up, so if you think of it that way, maybe it’s a good price. It was also 30% off at the time, so bonus!

The cards are textured, giving it the ‘hand-crafted’, earthy feel. The kraft envelope is also a nice combo. It’s simply a must buy!! And send/give it to your friends and family who deserve a cute ‘thank-you’. 🙂

They also have a simple, yet beautiful blog >> click here.

 

 

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So adorable and cute!!

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Letterpress

Ooooooo! I love letterpress! The texture of the paper, the impression the fonts leaves on the paper….mmmmmm….

Check out this blog site http://adventuresinletterpress.blogspot.com!! Awesome works! I’d love to buy some stuff from her….

Erin McCall is Principal of Sunlit Media. She does everything from graphic, web, identity, and letterpress! Her studio based in Vancouver, BC! So jealous!

Life Style Crafts

http://lifestylecrafts.com/
Ever wanted to get a letterpress?? But you live in an apartment, and most of us can’t afford, nor house a huge traditional letterpress machine.
No worries! There are ‘modern’ and ‘modified’ equipment that will allow you to make similar crafts with a fraction of the cost and very little space.

Check out Life Style Crafts website. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like there are stores in Western Canada that I’ve checked. But you can certainly order online. This is going to be the next big shopping I do once I save up! 😀

If you’ve already bought and work with them, please leave comments on how well they work, how satisfied you are with the results and how the service from Life Style Crafts was. Thanks! 😀