LIA Embellishment Dinner – adding value to print


North Ryde RSL


North Ryde


Oct 23 to Oct 23 2012


The LIA is embracing the resurgence of embellishment and other ‘craft’ technologies in the Australian printing industry with an industry dinner dedicated to the subject on 23 October.

With traditional craft print technologies such as letterpress coming back into vogue, the upcoming Lithographic Institute of Australia (LIA) NSW division’s industry dinner in Sydney’s North Ryde will focus on several traditional embellishment technologies including embossing, letterpress, debossing and foiling.

According to the LIA, these embellishments and enhancements are frequently driven by graphic designers and print originators who, in this era of digital print, are more than willing to pay for the additional value of the ‘handcrafted’ printed item.

Adam Flannery (L) and Olivia King of local letterpress hero, The Distillery. (Image courtesy of The Distillery)

The dinner will feature speakers from Graphic Design (AGDA), Embellishment and Letterpress Printing (Watermarx & The Distillery), and from Justus magazine, the ‘Almanac of Resources’ for graphic designers.

The LIA says that Australia’s increase in demand of these traditional craft techniques is also being mirrored in the US, where there are now hundreds of craft print shops servicing the industry.

The LIA embellishment dinner presentations will be followed by a question and answer session for guests to pick the brains of the night’s featured speakers, with the featured presenters providing samples of their craft work.

You will need to get in quick to book, as the event closes for bookings on 19 October. To book, email Mike Williams at: or fax your booking to Williams at: 02 96481256. The event will take place at the North Ryde RSL from 6 pm on 23 October.

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