What we’re looking for and how to approach your design

It’s your chance to let your talent shine and explore how Fuji Xerox Iridesse has taken digital print to the next level in terms of high end colour, quality and flexibility.

CMYK plus two specials

Your design should utilise Iridesse’s CMYK plus special ink capabilities. So make the most of its colour choices and include the use of metallics, clear or white ink in your entry.

Remember your submission should be an idea where printing gold, silver white or metallic colours; or adding clear enhances the high-end futurist feel of the printed piece. As a designer you’ll appreciate the options this provides for more imaginative digital colour print.

The theme – FutureTech

The theme is FutureTech and this theme is broad – it could be a design for anything in tune with the future – fashion, technology, an electric car, a watch, a space airline, nightclub or hotel are just some thought starters. Or show us something unexpected, it›s a design competition after all.

Paper stock

You must specify one of the following paper stocks for your design:
1. Colotech Silk white 210gsm (white), or
2. Curious Skin 270gsm (black)

Samples of both paper stocks are included in your FutureTech entry pack which will be mailed to you after you register.

You must use the template

We’ve created an SRA3 size (450mm x 320mm) template to make it easier for you to create your design. It includes pre-loaded metallic swatches and sample artwork so you can see how the layers should be constructed. Simply remove the sample artwork and replace with your own design.

Your design must fit on an SRA3 sheet. It could be a poster or an album cover, a series of business cards, swingtags, a brochure cover – anything at all as long as it fits within the SRA3 size template.

For this competition your design is limited to one side only without trimming, creasing or finishing.

Once your design has been submitted, we will print your design as a flat sheet and send you a hard copy in the mail.

Download the template here.

Submit your design

An entry form must be completed and submitted with each design. The form contains an acknowledgement that your entry is exclusively your own work and does not comprise or incorporate any copyright or other intellectual property rights owned by any other person.

The form will also ask you to specify a paper stock, an underlay ink and an overlay ink for each design entry.

Receipt of entries will be acknowledged through an automated return email.

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