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For Luca

For Luca letterpress business card

For Luca letterpress business card

For Luca letterpress business card

For Luca letterpress business card

Printing the For Luca business cards

Printing the For Luca business cards on a Heidelberg platen

Hands up for Luca

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.

Ben Saunders Business Card

Ben Saunders

Ben Saunders letterpress business card

Ben Saunders letterpress business card

Ben Saunders letterpress business card

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

Posted: April 16th, 2013 | Category: 2 Passes, Business Cards
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Springy Web

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Posted: January 8th, 2013 | Category: 4 Passes, Business Cards
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Bamb Bamb

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Letterpress printed onto Colorplan 540gsm Pristine White for Alex Read at Bamb Bamb.

Dot Design Business Card

Dot Design Business CardDot Design Business CardDot Design Business CardDot Design Business CardA striking business card from our archives for Gareth Coxon at Dot Design. Printed 2 colours both sides on our Heidelberg platens and die cut to shape. Gareth carefully placed the design elements on each side to avoid any overlapping. The cards are printed on 425gsm cotton.

Gold Edge Painted Business Cards

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Denim Geek Business Card

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Andy Doe Business Cards

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Ello Mate! Business Cards

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Paper Passionist

Paper PassionistPaper PassionistPaper PassionistDebbie is passionate about paper, really passionate. With her background in the paper industry she knows a thing or two about paper. We got a call from Debbie while she was over in New York for the Stationery Show, “Can you print my business cards for when I return in a couple of days for PG Live in London?” How could we resist! The paper was chosen, the type set and colours picked in no time and the next day it was on the press.

The cards are printed with coral ink and finished off with matching edge colour. There was only one paper choice for a paper passionist – the awesome 600gsm Cranes Lettra Flourescent White.

Doug Richard Business Cards

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Business cards for Dragons Den’s Douglas Richards. Letterpress printed with silver ink onto 540gsm black Colorplan and finished with a striking light blue edge paint.

Posted: April 22nd, 2012 | Category: Business Cards, Edge Painting
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Emma Hooton Business Cards

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Posted: April 17th, 2012 | Category: 2 Passes, Business Cards
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Deboss & Letterpress QR Code

BeApt Business Cards

BeApt Business Cards

BeApt Business CardsBeApt Business CardsBeApt Business CardsBeApt Business CardsBeApt Business CardsLetterpress printed QR codes can and do work when letterpress printed, as can be seen here on the business cards we recently printed for Tim Brook at BeApt.

The cards are printed black over a blind deboss onto 540gsm Colorplan.

Ayelike Business Cards

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Ayelike letterpress business cards
Ayelike letterpress business cardsPrinting a large flat area of ink on uncoated stock can be tricky, but with careful setup on the press it can be done. We achieved a good solid black on these business cards for Neil McLean of Ayelike. Printing a solid black with a reversed out white logo was an alternative to a white hot foil.

Press: Heidelberg 10 x 15 platen
Stock: Colorplan 540gsm
Colours: 2
Dimensions: 85 x 55mm
Client: Ayelike
Designer: Neil Richards

No Thank You

No Thank You letterpress business cardSøren Ragsdale came to us to create and print this simple card.

Here’s Søren’s brief:
I’d like to order a set of business cards that just say “No Thank You” in a clean, serifed script. I’ve just moved to London where there are a ton of people trying to hand me flyers. I’d like to have something to hand back to them.

I wonder if the people who receive them keep them or just throw them away? Either way, what a great idea!

Letterpress printed black 1/0 on Cranes Crest 365gsm, 100% cotton. Dimensions: 85 x 55mm.

BrainUp Business Cards

Edge painted letterpress business cardsEdge painted letterpress business cardsEdge painted letterpress business cardsEdge painted letterpress business cardsSome rather special letterpress business cards for Romanian company Brain Up. Printed 3 colours both sides on a hefty 700gsm Colorplan and finished off with vibrant green edges.

The stock allowed a deep impression on both sides without too much show through on the opposite face. The original plan was to use a triplex stock, white/green/white, but edge painting ultimately has a powerful presence.

Print Specs:
Colorplan 700gsm, 3 colours both sides, green edge paint, letterpress printed on a Heidelberg platen.

Posted: January 17th, 2012 | Category: 6 Passes, Business Cards, Edge Painting
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How small can you go?

Small typeWe are often asked what’s the smallest point size letterpress can print. Well hopefully this will give you a good idea of how small we can go.

Cranes / Fresco Duplex

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Design © WHP Creative

Christmas Twitter Treat

Burlisaurus letterpress business card

Burlisaurus letterpress business card

Burlisaurus letterpress business card

Twitter Treat ~ Duplex letterpress business cards
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This TwitterTreat has now ended. The winner chosen at random from our Twitter followers who retweeted is @Burlisaurus

This years Christmas Twitter Treat is for some rather lovely business cards, letterpress printed onto Colorplan duplexed with recycled Greyboard. You even get to choose the colour of the Colorplan!

Print Specification
100 Business Cards
85 x 55mm (Landscape or portrait)
2 colour/1 side or 1 colour/2 sides
350gsm Recycled Greyboard / 350gsm Colorplan – your choice of colour!

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 at 2pm Thursday, 22nd December 2011. The winner will be notified by DM on Twitter.

The winners artwork will be printed after the Christmas holidays.

How to enter:

Step 1
Follow us on Twitter!

Step 2
Retweet this tweet

Step 3
Cross your fingers!

SOME RULES

  • The winner will be picked at random at 2pm Thursday, 22nd December 2011 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.

Genius Division Business Card

Genius Division business card

Genius Division business card

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Red and white duplex is a striking combination as seen here in these business cards we printed for James Sheriff at Genius Division. Printing red ink to complement the red paper and then printing red ink over the red side rather than a blind deboss really help lift the pattern.

Letterpress printed onto 540gsm Duplex on a Heidelberg platen.

Posted: September 6th, 2011 | Category: 2 Passes, Business Cards, Duplex, Letterpress Techniques
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