These menu covers are engraved with silver metallic ink and then burnished (hit again with no ink) to smooth and polish the lettering. They are then die-cut, scored, folded. Engraved on Cranes pearl white cover.
Letterpress is a printing technique in which the paper is "pressed" by the letterpress plate while the ink is released at the same time. Letterpress will elevate any design to the next level of sophistication. Letterpress is sought out by follies such as the Queen of England to badass creative studios in Brooklyn, NYC.
Engraving is a timeless form of printing in which our engraving craftsman hand-feeds the paper into the press between two plates and is then smashed by two tons of pressure while the ink is released. Engraving will elevate its opaque inks from the paper, leaving a stunningly clean and crisp impression. It's trademark of authenticity is the "bruise."
Foil stamping is a quite dazzling form of printing where a sheet of foil is applied to the printed image, logo, copy, etc. Through just the right combination of heat and pressure, these special plates will release the foil to its fibrous destination. Foil stamping is a wonderful way to give your printed piece a bit more "flair."
Digital printing has come a LONG way. Aldine chose not to mess around with quality and bought the best digital press on the market—the HP Indigo. Digital printing is usually as good, if not sometimes a better choice than 4 color offset printing these days. With this impressive machine, we've printed some of the most beautiful lookbooks, brochures, catalogs, invitations, business cards, and more..
Offset printing, also known as offset lithography, is perfect for larger print runs using Pantone colors. It uses a metal plate to transfer an inked impression onto the paper being printed. Its popular benefits are consistently crisp, clear text, from fine lines to large coverage areas.
Thermography is wonderful alternative to engraving providing a similar "raised" effect at a lower cost. It involves a process which applies a clear resin to the ink which then heated and then cooled forming a raised texture in the desired pattern.
Embossing is a method of creating raised letters or patterns on paperstock. It consists in pressing a sheet tightly against two patterned plates in order to mold the surface of the sheet. As a result of pressing, parts of the surface of the sheet is raised and protrudes from the rest. This raised area form a particular pattern, which is an imprint left by the pressing plates.
Die cutting is for when straight edges are just not going to cut it. Use this technique for projects requiring custom envelopes, various shapes, "scoring" and more. Defined metal sharp blades, like a cookie cutter, cuts through paper stock in clean and crisp fashion.
Organize your manuals, handbooks, proposals, presentations and any other multi-page documents that need quick referencing with custom index tabs. Choose from an array of papers, weights and textures.
Aldine is a family-owned specialty printing shop located in the heart of SoHo, New York City since 1982. At Aldine, our mission is to make your experience of ordering your printed materials as easy as possible. Our team will help you figure out which paper and printing process will work best with your artwork, keep you updated throughout the process and will do everything in our power to deliver the most pristine printed project you’ve ever seen in a timely fashion. If you have any questions, please send us an email or give us call and we’ll do our best to help.
“We consider Aldine not only print specialists/craftsmen, but design partners. Great people, highly recommended.”
“There is no printing company in this universe that I rely on—more than Aldine!”
JOHN S., David Yurman
New York, NY
“The entire Aldine team is attentive, professional and thorough. Throughout the production process, I received updates on the job and consultation if there were any concerns with artwork or specifications. They worked hand-in-hand with me, as an extension of my own brand, to ensure my client would be happy with the end-result. As a small design studio, knowing that I have a partner in Aldine that I can trust to ensure a consistent level and quality of work is priceless.”
“Aldine is the hidden gem of printers. Perfect for off-set and digital projects, large or small. Debra in particular is everything that I hope to find in a business contact: quick to respond, extremely knowledgeable, fun to work with and always full of suggestions to help you achieve your goals. Their pricing is fair and they consistently over deliver on deadlines. Highly recommended.
New York, NY
“Aldine clearly cares about their work and their reputation and it shows in the high quality work they do. I am so thrilled to have found them!”
“I was very pleased with my experience with Aldine as well as the finished products I have received. I'm a super annoying customer, I basically emailed this one poor guy all day long, and he was always patient and responded in a timely manner. I look forward to bringing future projects to Aldine.”
Locust Valley, NY