Just as you have a feel for the right kind of message, Baddeley Brothers have a feel for the right way to present it. This can begin with the letterforms, colours and tones – but it ends in the way the ink is applied, and the texture and weight of the paper.
The material you print has to stand in for person to-person communication. Denied the senses of sound, movement and smell, the printed word can compensate with tactile materials that people will feel as well as read. It starts as soon as you have the envelope in your hand, perhaps embossed or with a vivid tissue lining to give some hint of the character of the contents.
Where others print in two dimensions, we can print in three – through die-stamping, embossing, letterpress, foil blocking, engraving and thermography. Combine this with imaginative papers, fine lithography and letterpress printing - along with finishing touches like gilt edges, and your letter or literature will be unforgettable.
The inherent value, credibility or sensitivity of many documents means that people may try to counterfeit them – and digital copiers make it easier than ever.
Specialist printing techniques like engraving and embossing are difficult to copy or counterfeit. They have an inherent authority, but they also provide a mark of authenticity and protection.