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#1

Hi,

I’m rather new to the business side of jewellery, and I’m
currently madly preparing for a trade show in March. Can anyone
please help me with my latest whim? I wanted to have some nice
cardboard boxes on hand, made with or covered with beautiful paper,
maybe even with my business logo printed on them. I used to work
for a jewellery store, and when we had our business logo printed on
the boxes, they looked absolutely awful (smudged, inconsistently
printed gold ink). Is there such a place that has an extremely
wide variety of paper for the boxes and well-printed logos?

Thanks so much for your help, everyone.

Tobey Robinson
Adoremus Creations in Metal
Burnaby, BC, Canada
(604) 431-9496


#2

Tobey Robinson

How about having your own paper printed with your logo in many
different sizes overlapping each other(maybe even different colors)
and just use that paper for wrapping the lids. I think it might be
more cost effective than wrapping and having the logo printed. Good
luck with your show.

Sulette Roux
Pretoria
South Africa


#3

I’m rather new to the business side of jewellery, and I’m
currently madly preparing for a trade show in March. Can anyone
please help me with my latest whim?

Tobey, this may not be what you are after, but I ALWAYS sell my
pieces wrapped in standard acid-free tissue and then placed in
extremely high- quality thick brown paper envelopes which can be
bought from any office supply store. I personalise the envelope by
printing out address labels (Avery Laser Labels) with my own Logo,
which, on my laser printer, looks as good as any ‘properly’ printed
label. I’ve also been experimenting with ‘hairy’ jute string and
brown luggage labels for larger pieces which have been wrapped in
good quality brown paper. This low-tech approach is cheap and
original and looks brilliant. My customers love it. Yours,

Dauvit Alexander,
Glasgow, Scotland.


#4

Tobey Robinson Rio Grande advertises the Risso Print Gocco, a
simple screen-print apparatus (around $100) which you can use to
print your own stationery, bags, box lids, etc. Buy box lids that
are not yet constructed, print them using your own graphics and
make up the box lids yourself (simple score and fold process). This
’machine’ also can be used to create photo resist patterns on
metal. Asphaltum can be screen printed directly onto metal…
There’s an article on this in the Metals Technic book often
referred to on this list. This system gives you total control
over your graphics… You might consider printing interesting paper
with this process or with a computer, cut ‘labels’ and adhere to
preconstructed boxes… Mia way out west in California


#5

Tobey,

Suggest you try an approach that works for me. First, pick out a
box (style, color, shape, etc.) that you like. Next, find a local
printer who does self-adhesive labels. Pick out a label (shape,
size, color) that goes well with the box lid. A good printer can
produce very crisp images on these labels. You now have a great
combination, with the added benefit of being able to use the labels
for other applications as well. Good luck!

David