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The Mishti Notebook

Spot UV Printing

I decided to use the same screen for the dark brown ink for the spot UV printing as this was the last effect for the cover.

Print Production: Day 2

Day 2: The ORANGE DAY MIXING THE ORANGE INK: The ink contained in the orange tin (Sana inks) available, right behind Shree Darshini ( NID’s favorite South Indian eating joint) at base of Ellis Bridge, was too dark for the color I was looking at. So we mixed Sana Yellow + Sana Orange to get […]

Print Production: Day One

Day 1: The YELLOW DAY Having the positives ready, I handed it over to NID Print Labs for exposing the screens and the for printing the first color: yellow of the artwork. I want to specially thank Tarun and the entire team at N.I.D. Print Labs ( Shirish Bhai, Bharat Bhai, Patel Bhai, Sachin, Hardik, […]

Choosing Paper

Well I wanted a non-glossy paper with a pure white color and non-textured that was thick enough for cover paper for the notebooks. So I went to Sun Papers at Paldi, Ahmedabad and finally decided to use Sun S083 Series with 210 gsm thickness.

Colour Separation for Screen Printing

The Final Artwork is a 3 color file for screen printing. Bharat Bhai from NID Print Labs helped me a lot to separate the files. In screen printing since colors are printed singly, one on top of the other, so 3 files need to be given to the printers to develop positives. Positives for screen […]

Designing the Endpaper

The Notebooks would feel context less if there was not a mention anywhere of why I took up the *Mishtis of Bengal* for my project. So I thought if I included a short purpose of the project on the endpapers along with the artwork and colophon, it would be interesting. I designed artworks for the […]