Printed leather, sewn paper
Artificial leather made from paper: the sample folder from IST METZ is an attractive way to hand out flyers, brochures and print samples to customers. The folder was printed on the company's own press using the UV sheet-fed offset printing process and given a high-quality soft-touch, matt and gloss finish. The structure of the surface, which imitates leather, is what immediately catches the eye and is also interesting to touch. Inline embossing has been used here, which has been achieved with an embossing plate from Kocher + Beck GmbH + Co. Rotationsstanztechnik KG in the printing unit. The embossment is so delicate and realistic that it doesn't even show on the reverse side of the card. To date, it is the only printed product to use this structure at such a high standard of quality.
Innovative measures have also been taken to further process the folder, developed and implemented in collaboration with a long-standing partner of IST METZ, print finisher Berger. The inner section has been tucked in and not glued, allowing the folder to be pulled out. The folder is also closed using just one tuck-in flap. A business card can be inserted above the closing and the folder thus given a personal touch. The overall look is completed with a delicate seam on the front. This has been carefully sewn on using a standard sewing machine.
The combination of high-quality varnishing effects, special embossing and innovative finishing has resulted in an attractive artificial leather folder that can be used time and again thanks to its discreet design and sturdy material.
Only last year, IST METZ proved just how innovative and prize-worthy its printed products really are. The UV manufacturer was presented with three awards for its UV DAYS packaging. The multifunctional packaging for salt comprises a metal tin, the outer packaging made of cardboard and a transparent paper at the bottom of the box. This can be pulled up, transforming the package into a table light. Customers can download an app that explains this transformation using 3D animation.