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MOONSTRUCK CHOCOLATE PACKAGING
Hand-cut-paper-style typography and illustration inspired by these confections’ nations of origin seem to dance and sway for our delight thanks to a combination of glossy Soya-Kote varnish and embossing in the white areas. Read the story.


FAVIA WINE LABELS
Preferring to let its wines do the talking, this Napa Valley vineyard eschews bright colors and clever illustrations for blind-sculptured embosses that represent the flora used for the wines within. Read the story.

DESIGN ARMY
This Washington DC design agency is selling global vibrancy in a multimedia world. Read the interview.

STEFAN MUMAW
The author of ‘Creative Boot Camp’ on the art of story building. Read the full interview.

THINKING TREE SPIRITS: A CLOSER LOOK
Hired Guns Creative Managing Partner Leif Miltenberger gives you an exclusive, detailed look at the hidden meanings to be discovered in this product’s gorgeous illustrations.

MANY FACES OF EMBOSSING
Join Precise Continental’s Sheila Donnelly as she expands on her “What a Relief” article in this issue with a recording of her popular PaperSpecs webinar on embossing.

BELLE FOX: A WILD EMBOSS
Go behind the scenes with JukeboxPrint.com Founder Loredo Rucchin as we explore the creation of this stunning, three-dimensional business card.

PAPERSPECS PRO GUIDE TO EMBOSSING
Looking for a detailed primer on the ins and outs of this intriguing technique? You’ve found it!

EMBOSSING CHEAT SHEET
Here are a few cool ways to get that embossing feel—especially for short-run or variable-data projects—and how they stack up against traditional embossing.
Check out the cheat sheet!

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