Free PaperSpecs Webinar – Design with Special Print Techniques

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
2:00 p.m. Eastern (11:00 a.m. Pacific)

PaperSpecs and Neenah Paper present the free webinar: Design with Special Print Techniques. Designers will hear answers to their most-asked questions about foil stamping, embossing, debossing, engraving, letterpress, thermography, diecutting, and laminating and see inspiring examples of these special print techniques.

Palo Alto, California – August 29, 2012 – Can I letterpress 5,000 invitations? How long will it take to engrave my project? Where do I get foil samples? Is this shape too small to diecut? Is it possible to combine foil stamping, debossing and engraving?

These are just some of many questions designers have about specialty printing and finishing techniques. If you’d like to learn more about foil stamping, embossing, debossing, engraving, letterpress, thermography, diecutting, and laminating, then the Design with Special Print Techniques webinar is a must-see event.

Special guest speakers from the Philadelphia-based design, branding and letterpress studio Two Paperdolls, Vanessa Kreckel, owner and executive creative director, and Greg Ash, creative director, will bring their years of branding expertise to this free webinar.

This dynamic duo will help you to understand specialty printing and finishing techniques and how to combine them into your design for greatest effect.

They’ll share some amazing examples of the work done at Two Paperdolls (including Neenah Paper’s newest limited-edition engraved print), answer the questions graphic designers ask most often, and share tips and tricks sure to make your next creative project successful:

  • Building files for specialty techniques (Do different techniques require different types of artwork?)
  • Understanding the process (Will the printer engrave or laminate first?)
  • Avoiding pitfalls  (Is that type too thin to be foil stamped?)
  • Ensuring success (How can my printer help me get the results I want?)
  • Making the most of your budget (Should I sculpture or multi-level emboss?)

Don’t miss Design with Special Print Techniques. This webinar is free thanks to the generous support of Neenah Paper.

In addition, 25 lucky attendees at the live event will be entered into a drawing to receive the Neenah Paper limited-edition engraved print discussed during the webinar. This is a truly special gift considering there are only around 100 commercial engraving facilities in the United States today.

Reserve your seat today for Design with Special Print Techniques at

About Vanessa Kreckel
Vanessa Kreckel is the visionary and brains behind Two Paperdolls. Inspired by textiles, nature, architecture and all things vintage, she is passionate about the art of storytelling for clients’ events as well as branding for incredible businesses. Vanessa started Two Paperdolls as a hobby over 12 years ago, creating unique custom invitations for friends and family until she took a giant leap of faith to start a business of her own. Vanessa’s custom invitation business became a sensation in the design world, attracting clients from all over the world to the award-winning suburban Philadelphia firm in search of impeccable design and letterpress goodness.

About Greg Ash
Greg Ash is the creative director and brand strategist at Two Paperdolls, a design and letterpress studio located just outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Two Paperdolls specializes in creating custom solutions for both social stationery and corporate branding. Ash has been part of the design industry for 10 years, working with brands of all shapes and sizes. He loves finding new ways to tell a brand’s story, listening intently to a brand’s vision, and working with his team to come up with fresh, new ideas.

About Neenah Paper
Neenah Paper (NYSE: NP) is an innovative leader in the creation and manufacturing of premium, specialty and sustainable papers used for premium writing, text, cover, private watermarks, and specialty needs. The Neenah signature portfolio includes market leading brands such as CLASSIC®, ENVIRONMENT®, CRANE® and SUNDANCE® Papers, and in 2012 the company added the ASTROBRIGHT® and ROYAL Brands. The company also produces envelopes in thousands of unique styles.

Neenah is committed to developing relevant mobile and online technologies including the Neenah Paper Cabinet™ for Desktop tool and the new Neenah Cabinet™ for iPad app. With multiple manufacturing facilities in Wisconsin, prime importance is also placed on recycled and alternative fiber products through the Neenah Green initiative. Visit for more information or call (800) 558-5061. Follow Neenah Paper on Twitter: @neenahpaper; subscribe to the Neenah Facebook page; or visit Neenah’s blog, Against the Grain.

About PaperSpecs
Finding the most accurate information on paper availability, green certifications and trends like digital paper options is a challenge for designers, print buyers and paper purchasers worldwide. This reality inspired Sabine Lenz, designer and author, to create PaperSpecs, the first independent and comprehensive Web-based paper selection tool. The search mechanism is specifically designed to help paper specifiers easily and quickly find the paper that meets their project’s sustainability goals, creative vision and process requirements. You can connect with PaperSpecs on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.


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