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Mirri Sparkle: Tickets for PPA Awards

Each year, the PPA hold an awards ceremony to applaud the excellence and innovation achieved in the UK’s magazine media industry. The glamorous event, this year hosted by BBC Radio 6 Musics’ Lauren Laverne, provided a benchmark for all consumer and business media brands to be judged. In its 35th year, the night was held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane in London’s Mayfair.

Celloglas produced the tickets for this year’s ceremony. To compliment the grandeur of the event, Mirri Sparkle from Mirri – a division of Celloglas, was the chosen stock. Mirri Sparkle is a new product that offers a glitter texture that glistens in the light. Sheets are 35.4"x27.5" and comes as a 6pt and 16pt.

The reverse of the invitation was pre coated for HP Indigo and printed with four colour process. The front of the card was finished by foil blocking lettering, using a purple foil. This process was carried out at Celloglas Reading.

Grace Harrison, Events Manager at the PPA commented, ‘When we received the tickets from Celloglas we were so pleased with the result. Mirri Sparkle was the perfect choice for the tickets as it really emphasises the glitz and glamour of the night. The purple foil gave a premium feel and the colour really popped against the silver sparkle.’

The Beauty of Engraving

Have to hand it to Neenah Paper for knocking it out of the park on this one.  They created this site that educates on the history of engraving, features gorgeous engraved work, and has a killer video showing the process.  Worth exploring.

Many of the projects in their gallery were done on Lettra.  

Check out the three dozen other papers we recommend for engraving (or other intaglio processes.)

Platinum Printing

Via our friends at DC Editions, we found a great video about Platinum Prints and how they're made.

The video was produced by the George Eastman House:

Check out our recommended papers for this process.

And here is DC Editions on platinum printing:

Some of the finest photographers in the world including Irving Penn, Kenro Izu, Paul Strand, Edward Weston and Alfred Stieglitz turned to platinum printing for its ability to show a great range of subtle tonal variations. Of all that has been written about the platinum print, gallery owner John Stevenson’s writings in the inaugural volume of 21st: The Journal of Contemporary Photography, best sums up the experience of viewing a finely crafted platinum print :