For the second year running, we invited all our Print Futures Alumni group to design a seasonal, jovial and uplifting Christmas card. Eliz Underhill, a freelance Graphic Designer from Greenwich and 2015 Print Futures Awards winner, caught our attention with her dove illustration.  

ProCo were kind enough to donate their time and expertise in managing the production and fulfilment of the cards. Richard Harnasz, Marketing Manager of ProCo South says: ‘We wanted to provide a really beautiful Christmas Card this year for the Printing Charity. ProCo sees such value in the Printing Charity & The Print Future Awards, for the work they do fostering new talent into our sector and is a pleasure to support them, especially in the festive season.’

Antalis and AccelUK provided supply of the papers and coatings for the production, helping ProCo to bring Eliz’s design to life. ‘The red envelopes were custom made, from Antalis’ Curious Collection Metallic Red Laquer, coated by AccelUK, overprinted white with our HP Indigo’s. The metallic red lustre, coupled with the white ink, made for a superb Christmas theme, and created great stand-out from other envelopes’, explains Richard. ‘The card itself was printed on Rives Shetland i-Tone Bright White, and brought a subtle tactile element to the card.’

‘We couldn’t have been happier with the results for the Printing Charity, and the suppliers involved, and wish everyone associated with the Printing Charity a very Merry Christmas.’

Our thanks go to all of those who supported us on our best Christmas card to date. We are delighted to be able to showcase the work of our Print Futures Awards winners and give them a chance to take on a live brief.