Dodd’s Gin Fortnum’s Edition

Dodd's Gin Fortnum's Edition

Detail of the finished labels

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The London Distillery Company have collaborated with Fortnum & Mason to create a new limited edition Dodd’s Gin. Botanical inspiration for the gin comes from Fortnum & Mason’s rooftop bees and is carried through to the colour schemes and golden hot foil.

The labels are designed by United Creatives and are a reworking of their label for the original Dodd’s Gin bottles. The labels were letterpress printed in three colours on our Heidelberg platens followed with a metallic hotfoil. They were then kiss cut to allow them to be easily peeled off, hand numbered and applied the bottles. Printing such an intricate design with no trapping takes great care and attention to detail at each stage of the production.

The gin is available to purchase online from Fortnum & Mason but be quick as only 300 bottles have been produced!

Joe Stenson

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Enhanse your deboss with a transparent ink. A great way to bring out a more subtle deboss.

Wedding Photographer Joe Stenson’s card utilises a transparent debossing with an ink either side on the ever-impressive Colorplan Pristine White. Simple, tactile and effective.

Made in Chiswick

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Brilliant duplexed cards contrasting a Colorplan Dark grey and Citrine 350gsm either side for a 700gsm finished weight. White foil to logo side and a black ink the other. Produced for Made in Chiswick, print management services by the helpful guys at Windsor Jennings.

If you’re looking for a white print on a dark or coloured stock; foil is definitely the way to go, white or coloured letterpress inks can appear dull on dark or coloured stocks whilst the white foil print maintains its opacity really well when pressed to these colorplan stocks. Also great for a glossy finish.

Soundry

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Something a little bit different for Dan Halliday of Soundry. Custom Die cut duplex business cards with that beaming Colorplan bright red and an ink mixed to match, nicely finished off with a blind deboss.

Custom die-cuts are a great way to get your card to stand out from the crowd with a unique shape.

House of Heath

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Check out these stylish cards designed by Superwire for House of Heath.

This recycled cairn graphite 1000 micron stock makes for a brilliant deboss and texture. Vibrant copper either side with a stunning blind deboss, all topped off with a copper edge paint to match the foils. Nicely done!

Janey Butler Stationery

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A beautiful stationery set printed recently for Janey Butler Interiors.
Designed by the talented folk at View Creative.

Letterheads and compliment slips printed on an impressive Pristine White Colorplan stock, 135gsm for compatabilty with inkjet and laser printing. A shining silver foil and grey ink on both.
Business cards with silver edge colour utilising the foils again, both sides on a 700gsm colorplan Smoke for a real premium feel and a silver edge paint to match. Very tastefully done.

Hannah & Al – Save the Date

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We had the pleasure of working alongside talented designer Alex Farrall to create these great wedding invitations.

Alex came to us with his artwork and the idea of working on a recycled craft stock, after some consideration we advised that this particular stock may be problematic when printing due to the nature of the artwork (with fine vector illustrations in such a large print area). We explored some more options and Alex settled on a much better alternative. Though we always give customers the freedom to have their prints as they like, we strive to give the best possible advice and options to create an absolute premium quality print on every job.

White foil to a Gmund bier Ale, quadplexed to a 1000gsm weight for a nice weighty feel. You have to love the customization options of GF Smith paper stocks!

Inky Goodness

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A cool & stylish black/white Colorplan duplex card for Illustration Guru’s Inky Goodness.

Black & white 540gsm Duplex with a white foil logo and black & magenta inks, finished off with a beaming magenta edge paint. Great stuff.

The Eighty-Eight

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Business Cards for The Eighty-Eight. A publication curated by Jamie Cullum. Black ink one side on a 540gsm Colorplan Pale grey, with a vibrant neon green edge paint.

In Jamie’s words; “The magazine isn’t about me necessarily, but about things that I’m interested in. I’m really interested in journalism and writing, and I know so many writers, so I thought I could have a go and get some friends involved. Sophie’s a writer, my best friend is a playwright, another runs an amazing burger blog and others interested in short stories. Not many people know that I did English literature and typography, so I got to indulge my passion for fonts and design.”

Volume 2 on sale September 1st!

Paperback Sample Swatches

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We were delighted to be asked by Alan at Paperback to print the new Cairn swatch. We use Paperback papers on a regular basis. All their products are 100% recycled, offering our designers and customers many colours, finishes and weights to explore. We worked alongside Paperback’s designer advising on adapting their design to suit the processes to be used, truly showing the range of processes on Cairn products. Cairn is perfect for letterpress, blind deboss and hot foil creating a stunning tactile letterpress print.

Sparrow Design

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Triplex business cards printed for Sparrow Design.

Two sheets of 175gsm Real Grey either side of a vibrant 540gsm Mandarin with an ink to match. The heavier weight of the central card works as a great alternative to edge painting. Tasteful and effective!

Events by Kate

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Events by Kate business cards designed by United Creatives. Letterpress printed black ink on 540gsm Colorplan.

Kontraband Business Cards

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Printed for Kontraband Merchandise co. A company providing full service merchandising to some of the world biggest bands & artists including Bloc Party, Paulo Nutini, Editors, The Human League, Maximo Park, Pixies & more.

Business cards on 1000 micron Cairn Almond recycled craft stock with black ink either side, simple and stylish.

Red Savvy

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White hot foil onto the red side of a Colorplan Bright Red / Pristine White duplex. Red ink matched to the Bright Red letterpress printed on the white side.

Design by Tenthirty for Dave Redbond.

GEM Creative Services

Georgina at GEM Creative Services was looking for something a little different for her business cards. We talked with her making numerous suggestions and arranged for various samples and tests. One of the tests was a Colorplan/Twist Duplex which really caught our attention. Something to play on the senses.

The green Twist is a wonderfully tactile stock, almost hairy to touch and is a perfect partner to contrast the white Colorplan.

Wayne Lennon Photographer

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Copper foil on Cairn Graphite looks stunning as can be seen with these business cards for Photographer Wayne Lennon. Printed with a metallic copper hot foil onto 1000mic Cairn recycled board.

Hi Ho Designs Business Cards

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We love these business cards for Hi Ho Designs. Although not quite a full flood it was still a tricky print job. Registration had to be accurate to avoid too much overlap of the colours on the speech bubble and the hoe. The cards, designed by Henry Wyer were letterpress printed in 2 colours, both sides on 540gsm Colorplan.

Wedgewood Thank You Cards

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New in our store are these lovely thank you cards. Letterpress printed on our vintage Heidelberg printing presses in two colours on beautiful 100% cotton paper. The cards are also die cut to shape, creating a softer edge.

Available to buy from our online store as a box set of six or individually.

Leonardo Da Vinci Quote

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Originally produced as a letterpress print exclusively for the Japanese market, this Leonardo Da Vinci quote has now been adapted to a greeting card. To mirror the sentiment of the quote, the design was loosely based on classical title page typography and a book cover designed by Jan Tschichold (1902–1974), and it uses the Goudy Old Style typeface designed by Frederic W. Goudy (1865–1947).

Designed by Jim Williams.

Carly & Andy Wedding Invitations

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2 colour wedding invitations on 425gsm cotton paper. Designed by Andy Broadwood.

Tigg + Coll

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We love a deboss and adding a subtle tint can really enhance it. Here’s a great example of a tinted deboss on Colorplan for architects Tigg + Coll. The yellow ink was hand mixed to match the yellow side of the Duplex.

Design by Sarah Coll