I particularly love reflective pearlized foil on a Quarzo label. This foil covers the left-facing crystal facets, which really works well with light.
– Alex Chirivas, DataGraphic
Favia Erickson Winegrowers create soulful wines for the connoisseur. Gentle handling, minimal intervention, and strict monitoring of the wine allow their grapes to speak for themselves. That minimalist approach is reflected in the labels that adorn its $75 to $120 bottles.
Designed by Michael McDermott and printed by DataGraphic, each Favia Wine label takes an abstract view of the flora used to create the wine within. The labels work together as a system to reflect the Napa Valley winery’s philosophy: Create soulful wines that express the true nature of the vineyards from which they come.
The two label designs featured here are first offset printed using PMS 410, then letterpress printed using PMS 419 and PMS 417, and finally blind embossed on Mohawk Superfine White Eggshell 80 lb. Text. While the Cerro Sur label features a blind sculptured emboss, the Quarzo label uses a multi-level emboss enhanced with a Pearl foil stamp.
“The clean, bright white, plaster-like eggshell finish on the stock feels right for these labels as white space dominates,” says DataGraphic’s Alex Chirivas. “Our sculpture emboss die-maker’s precise attention to detail and skill is very apparent upon inspection.”
This project was particularly “green” thanks to cotton paper stock, water-based engraving inks and rubber-based letterpress ink. Plus the blind embossing required no ink to achieve its effect.