MAKING THE AJOTO BOXES
An illustrated story of how we create our AJOTO boxes
At Europe’s leading specialist paper mill James Cropper, paper pulp is transformed into rolls of the highest quality papers.
In principle the techniques of making paper are quite simple; a process of pulping, dying and pressing. However, to do this on an industrial scale is incredibly complex and highly fascinating to see first hand.
In close collaboration with paper specialists G.F Smith, James Cropper has perfected this process, resulting in the world famous ColorPlan paper we use.
Working closely with the renowned paper merchants G.F Smith, we source all of the paper stock for our packaging. Their extensive collection, provides a wide range of beautiful colours, weights, and textures to work with.
Utilising their expertise and knowledge we have selected the perfect paper, Pale Grey ColorPlan. This paper stock not only has an incredible story, but provides the perfect backdrop to our designs.
PRINT & FINISHING
Working with printing specialists Identity Print, we commission a series of bespoke brass plates to be engraved for each of our designs.
The brass plate is attached to a mechanical press along with a ribbon of metallic silver foil. To foil block our packaging the plate is heated and then kissed against the paper, permanently bonding the metal foil in the shape of our design.
This beautifully foiled paper is then cut down to size, ready to be folded around an AJOTO tool in our Manchester studio.
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