We letterpress printed this foxy little business card on a hefty 1mm recycled board for bespoke hairdresser Helen Ray. The thick board allows a fab deep impression with very little show through onto the opposite side.
Archive for July, 2011
These business cards for new company The First 65 have qualities people crave with letterpress. Good design, quality board, deep impression with and without ink and an extra special finish. The ink was hand mixed to match the green paper and the logo was blind debossed on the reverse. As an extra special finish they were edge painted in a vibrant bright orange. The cards were printed on a Heidelberg platen onto 540gsm Duplex White over Green.
Click onto our Flickr pages to see the cards in production.
We are looking for a letterpress printer. Someone with exceptional printing skills and a desire to produce a perfect letterpress print.
We are a modern letterpress printing company working on prestigious accounts with leading designers and are seeking a letterpress printer to join our busy print room. Experience operating Heidelberg Platens and/or Cylinders is essential and a good knowledge of letterpress printing, from prepping and setting up to mixing inks and trimming is expected.
- Can you operate a Heidelberg platen or Heidelberg KSBA cylinder press?
- Print to an exceptionally high standard?
- Mix inks accurately to Pantone refs?
- Can you operate a guillotine?
- Are you passionate and enthusiastic about letterpress and your work?
- Do you have a meticulous attention to detail?
- Have a good eye for colour and quality?
- Have any photopolymer platemaking experience?
- Do you thrive working closely with others and to tight deadlines?
- A UK resident or have permission to work in the UK?
So do you have the desire to produce a perfect print? If you do then we’d love to hear from you. Drop us an email.
This vacancy is for a full-time position, we are not looking to fill a placement or internship.
We have been having a shift around in the print room and have found some bits and pieces we had forgotten about. Amongst some posters we found a print we had taken to proof a fount of wood type we had acquired.
Letterpress printed on our Vandercook proofing press. The poster is 320 x 420mm light grey paper. Printed in black ink with beautiful wood type. The type is in good condition but has a few knocks which adds character.
We will be giving away a copy of the print to one of our Twitter followers today. Simply follow us and say ‘Hi!” and at the end of the day we’ll pick a random winner from our Twitter followers.
This TwitterTreat has now closed and was won by @PaulAdamDavis.