Humans are very tactile-focused beings. So, would it not be great to have more touchy-feely surfaces? The good news is: Thanks to wide format printing, you can. Even if it is just one item, and even better you don’t need to spend a fortune on it.
Being the touchy-feely beings that we are, humankind has always been very focused on sensory input with their printed product, back to old Johannes Gutenberg’s days: Ask any devoted book lover, why he prefers a printed copy to a much more convenient Kindle version, and you are likely to end up with an evening’s worth of explanation about letterpress, embossing, print varnishing, fine paper surfaces, and the feeling you get when touching printed books. Most tactile finishing options are very traditional and very sophisticated. If produced with analogue, often screen printing, equipment, they can be very expensive, because you need to manufacture a template or forme first. This also has some impact on the environment.
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