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Print & Production services

Engage and inspire with craft that connects.

Take your special project to the next level with quality, creativity and impact.

The Distillery manufacture with sustainability and care in Darlinghurst, Sydney.

The Studio

The Distillery Difference

Fine paper stocks

Offering some of the finest paper stocks in Australia. Our specialised printing presses handle up to 1,000gsm.

Letterpress printing

Debossing ink down into the paper stock for a tactile impression.


Pressing the paper stock up and outwards for a raised impact.

Hot stamp foiling

Metallic foil leafing heated onto card, books and packaging for an elegant and creative impact.

CMYK printing

High resolution imagery, and white toner on paper stocks up to 380gsm. Uncoated and dry photographic finishes.

Large format prints

Artist prints sized up to 420 x 520mm. Limited edition letterpress printmaking on 100% cotton rag.

Die-cutting & Packaging

High-end presentation folders, specialty coasters, luxurious swing tags, custom shaping for function and creativity.

Envelope printing

Guest name + address printing onto white or coloured envelopes. Supply your design and list. White ink available.

Edge colouring

Traditional metallic gilding and colouring on the edge of cards and books produced by The Distillery.

Book binding

Case bound (hardcover), singer sewn with thread, perfect bound (square spine), or saddle stitch (staples).

Signage & Display

Neon and sign-painting. Posters, banners, panels, corflute, 3D lettering, fabric, wall mural and window decal.

Hand lettering & Calligraphy

In-house hand lettering team, offering traditional and modern styles for place cards, menus, personal notes and more.

Project Planning – some key considerations

🧠 Strategy β†’
  • How do you want your audience to feel? Which emotions should we invoke?
  • For this project, how does a digital screen fall short?
  • How will tangibility complement the campaign?
↳ consider for print …
  • What experience do we want to give your audience?
  • What format and size could the piece be?
  • Which paper stocks and colours set the right atmosphere?
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  • Can the message be simplified?
  • Is the format widely accessible to your audience?
  • What tone does your brand values and identity guide suggest?
↳ consider for print …
  • Which print techniques are potentially suitable?
  • How can the messaging be presented with the right tone?
🎯 Call to Action
  • What exactly do you want yourΒ  audience to do?
  • How exactly do you want them to do this?
  • They are likely busy. Why will they act?
↳ consider for print …
  • De-cluttering is cathartic. Is the printed piece special enough for your audience to retain, for when the time is right for them to take action?

Getting Started

Experience print possibilities in the real world.

You’re invited to visit The Distillery in Darlinghurst where we’d love to share:

  • Paper stock library and samples
  • Pantone ink swatches and colour tests
  • Print techniques
  • Prototype your artwork
  • Hold and review samples from The Distillery’s print library

Feel free to bring your end-client too, and we’ll help you share the benefits of well considered design.

Browse the Project Gallery, or Book a Consultation.

Here are some methods you can always rely on:

  1. Thick card stock – Substance holds strong
  2. Uncoated touch – Humans are drawn to nature. Select uncoated paper stocks. Avoid glossy, shiny and plastic texture.
  3. Avoid default shapes & sizes – Much like Calibri, standard card sizes and ‘trending’ gravestone arches invoke a generic outcome
  4. Less is more – Black on white is often enough
  5. Deboss is the boss – Subtle or deep letterpress impression offers a refined enhancement. Comic Sans even looks nice with it!

Taking it further

  • Character – Introduce subtle character with an off-white or subtle textured card stock.
  • Foil at volume ‘2’ – Consider limiting foil to selected titles. Black foil is also subtle and smart.
  • Foil at coverage ’10’ + expression ‘1’ – For something different hit it with a large block of foil, delivered in a subtle pearlescent white or silver champagne gold =πŸ‘ŒπŸ».

The Distillery’s Project Service Centre offers resource to help you start and finish on the right foot.

Artwork & Format Guidance
  • Artwork set up
  • Card size guide
  • Wording guide – wedding stationery
Creative Library
  • Paper stock library
  • Colorplan paper – CMYK values
  • Pantone – CMYK conversion guide
  • Foil swatch library
  • Calligraphy style library