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French Paper Company and CSA Design were honored to collaborate with Artist/Illustrator/Designer David Plunkert on a small artist book promotion David Plunkert Posters On French Paper.
This collection of 36 posters is selected from a 15-year labor of love by David Plunkert for Theatre Project, a pioneering experimental Baltimore theater company. Mr. Plunkert’s expressive imagery for the theater always hits its mark, whether promoting classical Greek dramas or contemporary dance exhibitions. The posters themselves are timeless examples of one artist’s mastery of illustration, type design, and printing. Each year he creates at least four posters for the series and adopts stylistic direction different from the previous years. This book includes nine series of four posters paired with papers and techniques that best reflect Plunkert’s diversity.
David Plunkert Posters On French Paper is printed by Franklin Press on six different French Paper stocks: Kraft-Tone Manilla Yellow and Ledger Green, Speckletone Kraft, Pop-Tone Whip Cream and Tangy Orange, and Dur-O-Tone Newsprint White. The book also incorporates the unusual collation of French folds, perforations, and an exposed perfect bound glue-edge stitched inside a wrap-around cover. The result is a small impactful paper art object with pages that can also be removed and shared as postcards or decorations.
ARTISANAL SELFIE BEARD
This fully groomed, one-size-fits-all beard lets your inner artisan hang out!
Find one of these Artisinal Beards at a local paper show or from one of your local paper reps and try our Kraft paper colors on for size. When you do, be sure to let us know how you look on FB, Twitter and Instagram: #kraftyourself
Printed and die cut by Franklin Press on multiple Speckletone Kraft 140# Cover
POSTER PACKAGE SERIES 02/02
COLOR AND TEXTURE THAT GOES GOOD WITH ANYTHING
French Paper lines are ideal foundations for luxury package designing, where good-looks and tactile construction matter inside and out. French cover weight sheets put structural integrity and rich aesthetics to work, building sturdy and eye-catching retail boxes. French’s unique paper colors can be paired with print techniques like foil stamping, letterpress, embossing, and raised UV, ensuring extraordinary and distinctive visual flavor.
Foiled by McIntosh Embossing on Construction Nightshift Blue 80# Cover
POSTER PACKAGE SERIES 01/02
COLOR PAPER PACKAGING STACKED IN YOUR FAVOR
French Paper lines are ideal foundations for luxury package designing, where good-looks and tactile construction matter inside and out. French cover weight sheets put structural integrity and rich aesthetics to work, building sturdy and eye-catching retail boxes. French’s unique paper colors can be paired with print techniques like foil stamping, letterpress, embossing, and raised UV, ensuring extraordinary, out of the box results.
Foiled by McIntosh Embossing on Construction Blacktop 80# Cover
French Paper adds depth and beauty to your packaging products with many gorgeous weights and colors to offer. French’s custom paper manufacturing, duplexing, and corrugating can take that depth to the next level that is limited only by your imagination. French helps your clients discover the total package.
The French Paper Utility Guide is not a swatch book. Instead it is a printed overview of the many colors, textures, and paper products available from French Paper Company and FrenchPaper.com. Our mill makes over 100 colors of uncoated paper and envelopes in any texture and weight you might need. And if that’s not enough, we also manufacture custom sheets in bulk quantities.
FRENCH PAPER FROM A-Z
Printed at Franklin Press on Pop-Tone Whip Cream 100#C
This poster shows you the ABCs of FPC
With over 145 years in business, French has produced Capital P papers in almost every hue imaginable. But as a midwestern family-owned business, we’re also known for minding those P’s and Q’s and giving customers products they can rely on in almost every situation. In fact, we could fill up a dictionary full of uses, and then make the paper to print it on. From accordion folds to z-fold brochures, belly bands to web offset, the applications for French papers are as varied as our colors, so we’ve abbreviated them into this handy, easy-to-remember, A-Z chart.
Printed on 7 Different French Paper Stocks
Adhesive Conversion: LV Adhesive – Carlstadt, NJ
Printing: Mama’s Sauce – Orlando, FL
Our 145 year history proves that the French family knows how to stick around. Much like the Frenchs, these labels have the sticktoitiveness to hang on wherever you place them.
We started by shipping 7 different paper colors to our friends at LV Adhesive who converted them to adhesive label stock opening up endless possibilities for these unique papers. Beer (home brew), liquor and other packaging, company handouts, even band stickers are perfect uses for adhesive backed French Paper.
FRENCH PAPER’S CUSTOM TOOLBOX
Printed at Franklin Press on Kraft-Tone, Standard White Kraft 100#C
However you like to make your mark, French Paper is the perfect place to make it. French manufactures a toolbox of colors and textures for designers to use. The paper surfaces are engineered for offset, letterpress, and silkscreen printing, foil stamping, die cutting, laser cutting, packaging conversion, or anything else you can think of. Like most papers, you can cut, staple, fold, crimp, paint, saddle stitch, sketch, ink, erase, bend, glue, measure, color, or bind French sheets. You’ll find a difference, however, in French’s rich tones and distinctive finishes.
And remember, French Paper Company is the small, family-owned paper mill with an enormous ability to produce paper with unusual additives, rich colors, nuanced textures, and in many weights and sizes. Use the French mill as your own custom “toolbox.” Build a paper around your project, not the other way around (see frenchpaper.com/custom-manufacturing for details). All French papers are made with 100% hydroelectricity.