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!
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.
April 23rd, 2014
| Category: Product Packaging, greeting cards
Tags: 100% cotton paper, 300gsm, cotton paper, heidelberg, letterpress, paper, printing, thank you cards, typography |
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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.
April 14th, 2014
| Category: Wedding Stationery, typography
Tags: 100% cotton paper, cotton paper, heidelberg, invitation, letterpress, paper, saunders 425gsm, saunders 638gsm, typography, wedding invitations, Wedding Stationery |
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April 14th, 2014
| Category: Business Cards, Letterpress Techniques
Tags: 540gsm board, business card, colorplan, deboss, debossed, duplex, letterpress, tint, white, yellow |
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These striking business cards designed by graphic designer Andy Cooke are an excellent example of metallic hot foil and letterpress print techniques. Printing floods of ink or foil can cause us to take a sharp intake of breath but we knew we had to try it for this job. Andy’s design called for a solid flood of metallic foil on one side with extremely fine hot foil and letterpress print on the reverse of the 700gsm Colorplan.
United Creatives brought together Blush and LaserLea to create this unique business card for Disappearing Dining Club.
Disappearing Dining Club bring people together to enjoy great food, drink and good company in private and unusual spaces from department stores and churches to salvage yards and roof tops.
We letterpress printed both sides of the sheet, 4 up on 540gsm Colorplan and sent them off to LaserLea to laser cut to fork shape out from the cards. The sheets were then returned to us for trimming.
The TJM Projects logo called for extremely accurate registration. The overlap created a third colour without the need for a third pass on the press. Overlapping colours is a great way to create extra colours without increasing production costs.
Two colour versions of Colorplan Duplex were used to compliment the brand further.
United Creatives have created a business card for developer Patrick Seed containing… you guessed it, seeds. Using recycled paper and modeled on seed packets the cards are handed out containing a mix of wild flower seeds.
Letterpress printed on a recycled stock, die cut and assembled.
Burgues is a beautiful new range of letterpress wedding stationery. The initials are printed with a tinted deboss deep into beautifully soft cotton paper. The typefaces were carefully chosen for their elegance and vast range of glyphs. We knew they would print with crisp definition and show letterpress impression to full effect.
We can adapt the design and adjust to 1, 2 or 3 colours as well as a offering a choice of other papers and shades.
The range is now available and can be ordered from our website or by email. If you prefer we can take orders over the phone on 01352 716911.
View the full range and order online >
September 21st, 2013
| Category: Letterpress Stationery, Wedding Stationery
Tags: 100% cotton paper, black and white, cotton paper, letterpress, paper, saunders 425gsm, saunders 638gsm, typography, wedding invitations, Wedding Stationery, white |
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Letterpress business cards and letterheads for Modero, designed by Sarah Humphreys. The business cards are a heafty 810gsm Colorplan Triplex made up of 540gsm Tabriz Blue sandwiched between two sheets of 175gsm Real Grey. The letterheads are printed on 120gsm Colorplan Ice White.
July 10th, 2013
| Category: Business Cards, edge painting
Tags: black, black and white, bronze, business card, heidelberg, letterpress, metallic, recycled, united creatives |
This Twitter Treat has now closed, the winner was John Owens.
How would you like some letterpress business cards? We have a stack of 540gsm Colorplan Citrine just waiting for you. We will print your design in an ink colour of your choice. There is enough for approx 300 business cards. We will randomly pick a winner from our list of Twitter followers, so follow us on Twitter and RT this tweet and you could win letterpress printed business cards.
540gsm Colorplan Citrine
As many as we can get out of the stack (approx 300 business cards)
85 x 55mm (Landscape or portrait)
1 Ink on 1 side, matched to Pantone Colour ref
Creating your artwork
The print area is 85 x 55mm. Artwork must be supplied as a print ready PDF or Illustrator .ai or .eps file. Please ensure all fonts are converted to outlines. Set your artwork file up as CMYK, not RGB and use spot colour from the uncoated Pantone colour books, no tints, shades or gradients.
The winner will be picked at random from our list of Twitter followers 3pm Friday, 31st May 2013. The winner will be notified by DM on Twitter.
How to enter:
Follow us on Twitter!
Retweet this tweet
Cross your fingers!
- The winner will be picked at random at 3pm Friday 31st May 2013 from our list of Twitter followers who have retweeted as above.
- We reserve the right to showcase the winning business cards on Twitter, our website, blog and other websites for promotional purposes. We will include credits and links where applicable.
- This offer is open to anyone in any country.
- This offer cannot be used with any existing print orders.
- The winner must agree to these terms.
- Our decision is final.
- We reserve the right to withdraw this offer, change or amend the print specification or these rules.
May 28th, 2013
| Category: Business Cards, Twitter Treats
Tags: 540gsm, business card, citrine, colorplan, heidelberg, letterpress, paper, Twitter, twittertreat, yellow |
Striking business cards for graphic designer Brice Corbin. Letterpress printed onto red over black 540gsm Colorplan Duplex. Black ink on the red side with a tint on the black side.
When Luca was just 3 years old he was struck down with Meningococcal Septicaemia. The disease ravaged his body in hours and left him fighting for his life. Luca lost both of his legs along with muscle and skin below his hips. He has massive skin and tissue and muscle loss across his arms and shoulders and is now fighting to save his knees which have been severely damaged. He is one brave little chap and so when his Dad contacted us for some business cards to help with Luca’s campaign we fired up the presses.
We printed Luca’s cards on our Heidelberg platen, 1 colour both sides on GF Smiths 540gsm Colorplan. The cards were finished with complimenting blue edge painting.
Read more about Luca’s story on his Facebook page, follow Luca on Twitter or donate on his Just Giving page.
When Tommy Nagle first approached us about Film Directors #1 we threatened to “send evil pigeons with bad guts to fly over his house if he didn’t let us print this”. He agreed.
The detail of every single delicate beard hair (and glasses) on Tommy’s original artwork have transferred faithfully under the extreme pressure of the press. Featuring (from top left) Francis Ford Coppola, Tim Burton, John Landis, George Lucas, George A Romero, Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Peter Jackson and Hayao Miyazaki.
“I’m always making things and never quite finishing them, so I was happily shocked when Blush agreed to turn my idea into a tangible thing.” Explains Tommy. “I hadn’t really made anything like this before, aside from some etching experiments at art school, but I’d seen Blush’s work on various blogs and knew that if I were to ever make a ‘proper’ print, I’d want it to be letterpress, and I’d want Blush to print it.”
The prints are A3 (297 x 420mm) 300gsm Somerset cotton and are available to buy from Tommy’s shop. Profits go toward the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
April 19th, 2013
| Category: Letterpress Posters, Limited Edition Prints, illustration
Tags: 100% cotton paper, 300gsm, black, black and white, cotton paper, debossed, heidelberg, illustration, letterpress, paper, printing |
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Ben Saunders is a polar explorer, motivational speaker and only the third person to ski solo to the North Pole. He also holds the record for the longest solo Arctic journey by a Briton.
We printed Ben’s new business cards on 540gsm Colorplan in black and red ink. A simple clean design with surprisingly tight registration. We took great care ensuring the red way points and route line registered perfectly to the black.
Read more about Ben and follow him on Tumblr and Twitter.
Photo of Ben used with kind permission © Ben Saunders
April 16th, 2013
| Category: Business Cards
Tags: 540gsm board, black, colorplan, heidelberg, letterpress, red, white |