Custom Projects

At Hot Ink we are not afraid to think out-of-the-box and partner with our clients to create unique custom projects. If it’s something special and different that you need but aren’t quite sure how to create it, we will brainstorm it with you, offering practical suggestions and making use of the design skills, experience and resources that we have accumulated over the last 20 years.

Some of the materials that we have worked with include paper, wood, perspex, leather and glass. The ability to print and laser-cut/etch on site; apply metallic ink to digital printing; as well as the level of handwork and logic that we offer, means that magic results can often be created within a very short time frame. From producing the custom folders for the SA Rugby World Rugby Cup Bid 2023 and life-size football players in 2018, to weird and wonderful boxes and beyond, we continue to pioneer new solutions for those more unusual requests.

Scroll down to view our latest projects or chat to us next time you have brief without a solution – we just love a creative challenge!

 

 

FEATURED PROJECT 1

Design student, Lauren Bloom, completed a challenging book printing project with us that involved her hand-stitching the finished product. Rigid case-bound covers provided the necessary support for this very adventurous submission.

 

 

FEATURED PROJECT 2

DESIGN CHALLENGE: create packaging for handmade jewellery that functions as both a display stand as well as a flat pack solution for transportation once purchased. No simple task! However, JP’s solution is something which is not only cost effective and simple to fold together, but looks appealing and totally matches the unique style of the product.

 

 

FEATURED PROJECT 3

The unique nature of trophies and cake toppers means they ideally need to be custom made in small quantities making it an expensive process. However, with some creative input and experimentation with perspex; vinyl and our handy laser cutter, we have come up with some simple, yet super effective results that come in well within budget.

 

 

FEATURED PROJECT 4

DESIGN CHALLENGE: create a premium quality presentation box with a hinged lid. The solution once again involved our handy laser cutter: both for the formation of the vinyl wrapped boxes as well as the creation of the perspex badges to go on the lid. Andrews’ genius magnetic closing system keeps the lids tightly closed and the final handcrafted result; with its gold vinyl inner covers; is a truly premium product.

 

 

FEATURED PROJECT 5

Custom menus and invites for a once-off function, each containing unique information, this Cordon Bleu chef-in-training needed a special solution. The result was a truly waterproof menu printed with metallic silver onto vinyl and applied to clear perspex.

 

 

FEATURED PROJECT 6

DESIGN CHALLENGE: create custom packaging to hold luxury greeting cards and envelopes. Not only did we do the design and layout for the whole project, but the initial prototype was so successful that we produced another 100 units for retail as part of the pilot project. 

 

 

FEATURED PROJECT 7

DESIGN CHALLENGE: create a custom info book for a luxury safari camp that was earthy and natural looking, yet durable. We came up with a hinged cover out of MDF board with a laser-etched logo on the front, and bound together with nickel interscrews. Client was thrilled with the unique result.

Nice Things People Say About Us

“Very seldom do you get outrageously good service in Cape Town! Garth at Hot Ink continues to impress and amaze me! Thank you!”
Laeni Gittins-Spiers

“I just wanted to send a quick email to say thanks so much for sending my business cards to Hout Bay yesterday.
I really appreciate Hot Ink going above and beyond in their already impeccable service department.
Not only is the product of such excellent quality, but the service is uniquely reassuring.”
Kim O’Hanlon - Kim O’Hanlon Media

“Quality Excellent. I only trust Jurgens with my printing.”
Nicky Diamond

“Nicola what a fantastic job you have done - as usual. Thank you so much! I am absolutely thrilled! Thanks again for all your incredible work (and talent).”
Jackie Lagus

“Once again - just a little note to say thank you for your help on our JSE job. We had such incredible feedback on the quality of the print and the conference went really well.
Thanks for schlepping my stuff up to Joburg!”
Karen de Waal - Fleet Street Communications

“Garth, THANK YOU SO MUCH, this is AWESOME. We really owe you!!
You guys are the best wow.
Thanks again for your GREAT service, you have just made my day.”
Ina Adlem - Graphic Studio, Langebaan

“Just wanted to congratulate you on a job well done. The BC that you did for us looks great and we are getting a lot of complements regarding the Quality of the cards. Many thanks again.”
Jacques

“Once again I came flying into your offices late on Friday and once again Jurgens came to my rescue. I know I keep sounding like a stuck record, but in this industry, it is so refreshing and fantastic to work with personnel and a company like Hot Ink. Thank you once again.”
Chris Verrijdt - The Sanctuary Group

Upload Your Artwork