Made by Ann Sacks Look Book

A collaboration between Co-Projects, Ann Sacks, and our Premier team captured the true aesthetic of the Made by Ann Sacks designer collections. Distributed in showrooms across the U.S. and in Europe, the team met every challenge to deliver a sophisticated presentation with crisply detailed color images and a wonderfully tactile feel.

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In the world of interiors, Ann Sacks tiles are the crème de la crème. Amazing colors, shapes, glazes and textures—all handcrafted. So when asked to showcase Made by Ann Sacks collections in one beautiful 76-page look book printed on an uncoated stock, our Premier team knew our best tools and technology would be put to the test.

Designed by Co-Projects as a showroom take-away for designers and homeowners in the project planning stages, the Made by Ann Sacks look book serves as pure inspiration. Taking the booklet home to visualize the many possibilities is half the fun–imagining a finished interior project in the Ann Sacks tiles of your choosing takes it to the next level.

Ann Sacks tiles really are that special. They’re made to order, handcrafted to a customer’s exact specifications. These stoneware and earthenware tiles come in many shapes and a palette of over 100 artisan glazes; they are hand-finished at every stage of production.

Accurately depicting color, texture and almost imperceptible characteristics of the tiles on a printed page is nothing new for our Premier team of experts. After all, we’ve been working with Ann Sacks for many years. But when their creatives specified an uncoated paper stock? We knew we were in for a challenge. We loved the concept–uncoated paper stock is a no-glare choice with subtle surface qualities, like tile. It made perfect sense.

So, how to reveal the unique qualities of the tiles on an un-coated printed page?

  • We retouched the images in our photo studio to maximize crispness and color fidelity
  • We used a durable UV ink on an offset press
  • We printed on 100-lb. Classic Crest paper stock in Avalanche White

And it worked beautifully. Not only does the UV ink have better holdout, it can go through the bindery without smudging or smearing.

The striking cover, printed with a pearlized ink on 130-lb. Classic Crest with eggshell finish in Light Pewter Gray, was embossed to mimic rectangular tiles. A lay-flat binding with tape was used to give the book an appropriately polished look.

We printed a quantity of 1,000 look books. That was before they started flying out of Ann Sacks showrooms—a reorder for 2,500 was soon in the works.

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