Midnight Oil has the production capacity to produce an array of well designed and beautifully printed products. Below are some of our most commonly utilized services but if you don't see it here it doesn't mean it can't be done. We're always experimenting, trying out new ideas, and we're up for any challenge. For a quote please fill out the form on the contact page.
Screen printing or silk screening is the process of pushing ink through a stencil held in fabric with a squeegee. It's that simple, but with the right know-how and technique it can be utilized to produce amazing prints that no other medium manage. It's a beautifully versatile form of printmaking, as anything from apparel to posters, record sleeves to skateboard decks, can accept a print.
This process of pressing paper into letter forms with ink in between was developed by Gutenburg in the 15th century. Technology has advanced a little bit since then and instead of movable type we use polymer plates, digitally outputted from Photoshop or Illustrator. The resulting images and text beautifully pressed into thick, cushy paper are sure to "impress" the recipient of your business card, wedding invitation, or packaged product.
As bold and graphic as screen printing is, and as tactile and sensual as a letterpress print is, sometimes they just don't cut it. That's why starting in mid-May we will be offering giclée printing, or simply put, high quality inkjet prints. These beautiful photographic reproductions are offered on a wide range of papers, from museum quality archival 100% cotton paper to an affordable acid-free cardstock. Perfect for artist prints, painted tattoo flash, and photographs.
DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION
That's all well and good if you have that shirt or poster already designed. But what if the idea is just in your head, or you don't even know what it is that you want yet? We at Midnight Oil have clocked thousands of hours designing in Illustrator, Photoshop, and with a good old fashioned pen and paper. Corporate branding, product packaging, merchandise design, wedding stationery, editorial illustration, the list goes on. Give us a call or swing by the shop to discuss your project and we guarantee you'll feel great knowing your project is in such passionate, dedicated, and ink-covered hands.