This month, Paperspecs put on a webinar about the hottest print design trends in 2016. Paperspecs is a website dedicated to all things printing and paper. And by paper, I’m not talking about your run-of-the-mill Staples multipurpose. No, this is more like the TMZ of the paperworld: what’s hip, mill news, swatch book scandals, who’s printing who, etc. Real design nerd stuff.
I’ll save you 45 minutes and sum up their “Top 5” print trends. Or if you like, you can watch the original webinar here.
Number 5: Kraft Paper
It’s got that artisan, handmade, enviro-friendly feel.
Number 4: Go for the Gold
It isn’t just for Grandma’s bling anymore.
Number 3: Soft Metallic Sheen
According to the webinar, this is silver label paper printed on a digital press. Pretty slick.
Number 2: Tone on Tone
There are many ways – in various price ranges – to achieve this next level effect.
Number 1: Hand Sown Thread
This is called smyth binding. It’s not new, but this treatment (exposed) is the rage. Juries out for me on this trend.
Hope you enjoyed this recap. Have a great week!
2 thoughts on “2016 Print Trends by Paperspec”
Andrew, thanks so much for keeping me up-to-date. Your stuff looks very modern, well thought out and produced. I appreciate being on your list.
Looks like you’re having a great career.
Thank you, Norm! I appreciate your kind words.