Kita Lookbook

Kita is a high-end real estate developer. How high-end? Let’s just say that if you purchase the $25 million condo, they’ll throw in a Rolls Royce. The company aims to sell their properties before they’ve even broken ground, using a “look book” to showcase all their premium materials and designs. Needless to say, the book has to be a work of art. It is; it has a debossed linen cover, Swiss-bound, with 108 pages of photography using three different paper stocks: 80# Via Carnival Felt, 100# Sterling Matte Text, and 100# Via Vellum warm white.

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Premier’s role in this major project earned us the “Best of Binding, Case” at the 2019 Pacific Printing Industries Association Printrocks! competition. As the output channel, our challenge was this: the book was a reprint of one that had been printed in Japan using a special gray Italian linen for the cover, but the tight timeline prevented sourcing the same material. Instead, we started with a Verona 601 white printable linen, and used the sophisticated software on our IS29 digital press to exactly emulate the original gray with our four-color process. What’s more, the book comes in a set of three, each in a different language, so we had to do three different production runs, and ensure that the color matched perfectly across each of the runs. 

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