Our work for Ricoh has focused on a series of projects to promote what can be achieved with its five colour digital printing presses. The largest project being ‘Digital Works’, a collection of inspirational, creative books for printers and designers showcasing the different techniques possible when using either White, Neon, Spot UV, Foil or a combination, alongside traditional CMYK.
The books use a curation of images from celebrated photographers, illustrators and artists to convey the mix of possibilities, such as Brad Wilson, Quentin Monge and Jessica Hische. We also collaborated with letterpress design studio Typoretum – not someone you would immediately associate with digital print – but who created an artwork for us that was then digitally foiled.
The fifth and latest book in the series is called ‘Touch’, a Spot UV digital embossing that can be printed as part of the image to create numerous special effects, from delicate patterns to large areas. Our concept uses a sequence of circular objects and designs – always with the attention on the highest quality images – not stock images traditionally associated with print demonstrators.