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Hubbox

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Some great business cards we recently printed for HUBBOX. The cards use a 540gsm Colorplan duplex of Ebony and Pale Grey. With a gloss black foil used for the logo side and letterpress ink for the details side for a smart, chic, sophisticated finish.

Judge Dredd

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We were thrilled to be working once again with Jock. This time he has teamed up with Vice Press to produce this awesome limited edition set of Judge Dredd letterpress prints.

The set consists of five 8″ x 8″ pieces with a sixth print randomly inserted in a limited amount of sets. Printed on 300gsm cotton paper and presented in a custom made folder.

The printing presses of choice for this job were our Heidelberg cylinders. These presses provide excellent ink coverage while keeping the ink consistent through the entire run. They ensure the very best letterpress prints possible and retain the finest details from Jock’s original drawings.

If you’re quick you might be able to still order one from Vice Press!

The Minster School

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These business cards we produced for The Minster School utilise metallic and pigment foils both sides of a weighty 700gsm Colorplan Vermillion. How’s that for classy?

Ellie Leigh Williams

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Lovely simple monogrammed business cards for Interior designer Ellie Leigh Williams. With copper foil one side of a Colorplan Real Grey and a black letterpress print the other side. Wisely, Ellie’s card is designed as such that the debossing from either side do not overlap front to back. This way she can achieve maximum deboss on both sides without compromising the appearance on the other. Great stuff!

SybaSprinter

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These business cards for Siberian Husky breeders SYBASPRINTER use a stunning 540gsm colorplan duplex combo of Pristine White and Turquoise. Finished nicely one side with a blind debossing and a grey print. Simple, eye-catching and effective.

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Ambergris

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As well as premium letterpress and foil printing, we also offer a design service. Our in-house designer recently created this stunning card for AMBERGRIS.

After a consultation with the client the branding came together and we had settled on a classy copper foil either side of a 540gsm Colorplan Dark Grey. Simple, sharp, and stunning.

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.

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.

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.

Ammo Magazine Print

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Ammo Magazine, Nick Deakin letterpress print

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Ammo Magazine, Nick Deakin letterpress print

Ammo Magazine, Nick Deakin letterpress print

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Ammo magazine, Nick Deakin letterpress print

We have collaborated with Ammo Magazine and illustrator Nick Deakin to produce this limited edition letterpress print. Nick’s bold line work makes a wonderful impression into Saunders 425gsm cotton, chosen  for it’s weight and texture.

We converted Nick’s digital artwork to colour separations, outputted to film and made our photopolymer plates. The smallest detail in the illustration is transferred faithfully to the plates which are mounted on aluminum bases to type height and locked up in the chase. We printed each plate/colour simultaneously on 2 Heidelberg platens achieving accurate registration. Nick supplied Pantone colour refs and the inks were hand mixed to match.

The A5, 2 colour print is signed by the artist and comes with latest lumberjack themed magazine. The print is limited to 500 so be quick!

Jack White Blunderbuss

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The invitations were letterpress printed on a Heidelberg platen onto 425gsm cotton paper.

Design by XL Recordings & Third Man Records

Bauer Bodoni Letterpress Print

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Candykiller ‘Beast’ Letterpress Print

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Candykiller Beast letterpress print

We were thrilled when Candykiller aka Brian Taylor called on Blush to produce his latest ‘Beast’ print. We have worked with Candykiller before, printing the 5th Anniversary limited edition prints. Candykiller’s illustrations print beautifully on the press and Brian’s attention to detail and technical ability when it comes to artwork is first class.

Photopolymer plate
We printed the Beast on 300gsm cotton paper on a Heidelberg platen press, tweeting live at each stage of the production, from platemaking to trimming. The first stage of the job was to prepare Brian’s artwork for print. The artwork was supplied digitally and we check the file before creating the separations. Each colour is a separate pass through the press, so once through for the red and through again for the black. This means we would need two plates.


We mix the ink to a Pantone ref supplied by the artist and ink up the press. We decided to add the rider roller to give an even and consistent spread of ink across the image and to prevent ‘ghosting’.

Plate on press
The plate is attached to a base to bring it up to type height (.918″) and locked up in the chase then locked into the press.

Comparing prints
We ink up the press and pull some initial prints to check for registration, ink coverage and impression. We also check the print for any defects in the plate.

Platen printing
Once we are happy with we run the sheets through the press.

Inking up the plate
After the first colour run we wash-up the press and prepare for the second colour. Change plates, ink up for black pass and reload the paper on the press.

Checking prints
We pull some prints and check once again for impression, ink coverage and registration.

Printing the black
Then run the sheets through and print the black plate.

The final prints
The final prints are checked and trimmed on the guillotine before packing.

You can see more production shots on our Flickr pages and follow us on Twitter for news and updates on future live letterpress tweets.

The prints are available to purchase from the Candykiller online store.

Deeply Impressed

Deeply Impressed letterpress promo card

Deeply Impressed letterpress promo card

Deeply Impressed letterpress promo card

Deeply Impressed letterpress promo card

Deeply Impressed is a new website dedicated to showcasing letterpress and hot foil printing in the UK. The sites creator wanted to send out a promotional card to coincide with the launch of the website and of course it had to be letterpress! We discussed papers and ideas to help create a simple effective print to whet the appetite, give an idea of what letterpress is and how it feels.

The A6 cards are printed on 425gsm Saunders 100% cotton.

We tweeted the print run live on Twitter, photographing and posting each stage of the job. You can see and read the results on our Flickr pages.

Posted: September 2nd, 2011 | Category: 2 Passes, Hot off the press
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Print with a tint

Print with a tint

Print with a tint

Print with a tint

Print with a tint

Print with a tint

Print with a tint

Print with a tint

These Save the Dates look striking with no colour. Letterpress printed using as transparent white ink to enhance the deboss into the soft cotton paper.

Designed by www.mockupdesigns.co.uk and letterpress printed on 425gsm cotton paper.

Blind Embossing

Embossed logo on 300gsm 100% cotton paperLetterpress printing creates a debossed impression into the paper. The inked plate is pressed into the paper leaving the design or type recessed. We can also print without any ink, a blind deboss. A simply and very effective technique.

The example above shows a blind emboss on 300gsm cotton paper. The image is raised, pushed from back to front. To do this correctly we use a male and female die to create an image that is sharp and crisp.

Twitter Treat Letterpress Business Card Winner

Twitter Treat letterpress business card winnerTwitter Treat letterpress business card winnerTwitter Treat letterpress business card winnerTwitter Treat letterpress business cards winnerOur recent Twitter Treat has resulted in a superb business card. Will of Desypha was the lucky winner and had the fantastic opportunity to get his business card design letterpress printed for free. The print specs were simple – the card had to be 55 x 85mm and one colour black. We used 425gsm Saunders 100% cotton paper, a beautiful paper perfect for a deep impression.

If you would like receive special offers, news, freebies or the chance to enter our next Twitter treat be sure to follow us on Twitter!

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1966 World Cup Final Letterpress Print

England 4 - Germany 2 Letterpress PosterAbout to run the second colourAbout to run the third colourEngland 4 Germany 2Letterpress poster detailEngland v GermanyTo mark England’s first game in this years World Cup we printed the greatest score in english football history. Hand set antique wood and metal type and printed on our Vandercook proofing press in black, red and blue. The old wood type creates a beautiful deep impression into the soft pure cotton paper.

Dimensions: 375 x 275mm
Somerset Soft White 100% cotton 300gsm

The prints are £15 each with free delivery and are available to buy from our online shop. Only a limited run.