There’s no golden rule that says learning has to be hard – or boring. On the contrary, joyful learning is a rewarding process for both the teacher and student.
For teachers trying to teach math—or or any other subject—or simplify a complex lesson into lighter, more engaging steps, there’s a world of special effects printing that can be used to create educational products that bolster a student’s learning process by sparking their imagination.
Color and creativity can take education far beyond the walls of an art classroom, and at H&H Graphics, our multisensory special effects print techniques have been used to create educational products, for home, school and work.
Bring a Pencil to Rainbow Reveal with Scratch-Off Paper
Bringing together the joy and anticipation of a reveal, our rainbow scratch-off paper looks like black matte paper when you pull it out of a pack. Drag a wooden stylus across it, however, and all the colors of the rainbow are revealed as you draw and write.
We recently developed a product for a children’s play company that included a printed block of notepads with a stylus. With it, kids can create cool illustrations, labels, and messages. They can surprise people, leave a bright, thoughtful note for others, or just take a few minutes to express themselves in a world of bright color.
Even repetitive handwriting lessons seem fun when a rainbow scrolls out between your crossed Ts and dotted Is.
Hydrochromic Inks For No-Mess Children’s Art
Hydrochromic special effects are another way to bring splashes of fun and art to a learning process. Here’s how it works: hydrochromic ink is screened over an image. The ink coating becomes transparent when it touches water, revealing a message or image underneath.
We recently used hydrochromic printing for a project with a national daycare chain. The posters we created doubled as an art project for the brand’s youngest clients, who swept wet paintbrushes across the surface to reveal a full-color picture beneath.
We frequently use this technique for water-themed promotions, like pools, water parks, vacations, or outdoor recreation. But the beauty of hydrochromic reveals is that they’re mess-free. Children can engage in a joyful learning session, and the only clean-up is a quick wipe-up of some water.
Tiny Shiny Schoolhouse Scratch-Off Calendar
Learn More about Special Effects Printing for Your Next Project
Multisensory special effects are a proven way to enhance consumer engagement, and there is an unlimited array of applications for using them to promote your product, your service or to create an entirely new product.
We have a dedicated R&D team whose passion is to transform our customers’ ideas and imaginations into colorful and one-of-a kind ways to surprise and delight your clients. Over the years, we have helped educational product companies create everything from glow-in-the-dark posters and notebooks, to scratch-off maps and calendars, to high school yearbooks with thermochromic reveals.
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