As industries become more and more competitive the need to stand out from the crowd is of ever increasing importance. By bonding two or more sheets together we can elevate even the simplest print into a thick luxurious invitation worthy of any mantlepiece!
One of the drawbacks of processes such as die stamping is that, as the image is pressed into the paper with such force (up to 3 tons per square inch), it leaves a ‘bruise’ or indentation on the reverse of the paper. If you require a 2-sided invitation or business card this bruise can distort the back of the stationery and prevent you from effectively printing on this side.
By duplexing or triplexing another sheet of paper to the reverse of the original we can hide this recess to create an elegant, thick, luxurious item that will create an immediate impact.
Things to bear in mind:
- When duplexing or triplexing we advise using a similar weight of paper as different stocks and weights absorb and dry at different rates which can cause the end product to distort and bend
- This method works best when used on business cards and event invitations to create stunning thick cards that will leave a lasting impression
The beauty of duplexing and triplexing is that it can be applied to any selection of papers and boards meaning the possibilities for combining different colours and textures are endless. What’s more, a triplexed card can be done in such a way so as to ‘sandwich’ one colour inbetween two sheets of another colour to create a beautiful alternative to gilded or inked edges.