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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.

1 Colour Business Cards

1 colour business card1 colour business card1 colour business card1 colour business cardJohn Henry called on blush°° to print his business cards. We discussed which papers would be most suitable as he wanted a really deep impression. After seeing John’s artwork we recommended Saunders 425gsm. A beautiful soft white cotton paper heavier than the average business card but not too thick to take up too much room in his wallet!

Getting the right amount of ink was critical for this design. We had to have enough coverage for the block at the top of the card without over inking the finer typography at the bottom.

Dimensions: 55 x 85mm
Letterpress printed on our vintage printing presses.
Designed by John Henry Donovan Tel: +353.86.8881880

This card has been featured on Card Observer and was also Card of the Month for June on CardNerd – thanks!

Typography Question Time

We will be running a Q&A with typographer and designer Jim Williams. Jim is what you would call an ‘old school‘ typographer. Preferring pencil, paper and type scales to the Mac. He has an extensive knowledge of typography and design and has agreed to a blush°° Q&A.

We are very excited about this and wanted give opportunity to our followers to get involved. If you have a question about typography you would like us to include in the Q&A with Jim please leave your question as a comment below.

Read a little more on Jim here.

Posted: May 19th, 2010 | Category: Hot off the press
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‘Reynolds’ letterpress wedding stationery

Reynolds letterpress wedding invitationReynolds letterpress wedding invitationReynolds letterpress wedding invitationLetterpress save the date cardLetterpress save the date cardLetterpress order of serviceLetterpress place setting cardHere’s a sneak peek at one of our new ranges of letterpress wedding stationery ~ Reynolds.

The bride and grooms names are rendered in a beautiful script typeface adorned with swirling glyphs making this a truly personalised piece. Careful and considered typography are the true elements of this design.

Letterpress printed on our vintage printing presses onto a luxurious 300gsm, 100% cotton paper. The soft nature of this paper allows a deep impression creating an irresistible tactile finish. The invitations are accompanied with matching unlined envelopes which have a soft deckled edge on the flaps. Optional extras include envelope lining, return address and a version of the bride and grooms names printed on the envelope flap.

Hannah & James Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Hannah and James letterpress wedding invitations

Hannah and James letterpress wedding invitations

Hannah and James letterpress wedding invitations

Hannah and James letterpress wedding invitations

More luxurious wedding invitations designed by our clients. Decorative borders hand drawn by Hannah, the bride to be, and digitally put together by James.

James and Hannah showed us a collection of mood boards and inspired design at an early stage and we discussed at length various options for papers, colours, envelopes and styles.

Day and evening wedding invitations letterpress printed onto luxurious 425gsm, 100% cotton paper. 2 colour, brown and pink.
Dimensions: A6 (148 x 105mm)

Duplex Business Card

Grey & debosed business cardGrey & debosed business cardGrey & debosed business cardGrey & debosed business cardWe enjoyed printing these business cards for designer David Parsons at Give A Damn Design. A clean design of slab serif type in grey ink and debossed logo. Deboss is letterpress printing but with no ink and creates a superbly tactile finish. (Click here to see another example of deboss). The card is white front and grey back, sandwiched together to create a striking effect that works with the design.

The cards were designed by David and supplied to us as a PDF and we printed the cards on our 1969 Heidelberg press.

Dimensions: 85 x 55mm

This card has been featured on the business card gallery website CardNerd

Swiss Army Business Card

Swiss Army Business Card

Swiss Army Business Card

Swiss Army Business Card

Letterpress business cards

Letterpress business cards
A print inquiry from Consumer led to us printing their design for this Swiss Army Business Card. Themed in the style of a Swiss army knife with accurate scale rule and cut out SPORK® and CHOPSTICKS®. The card also has a space for the whoever gives out the card.

Spec: Letterpress printed business card, dimensions: 55 x 85mm, 1 colour, 2 sides, 350gsm white board.
Design © Consumer.

40th Birthday Party Invitation

40th Birthday party invitation

40th Birthday party invitation detail

40th Birthday party invitation detail

A designer of bespoke wedding stationery called on us to print her design for this classic 40th Birthday party invitation.

Letterpress and a simple, well crafted typographic design combine particularly well. The name is rendered with an elegant script typeface (one of our favourites!). The fine sweeping glyphs and serif typefaces produce a superb impression into the board. Finished with a decorative printers ornament to compliment this elegant design.

Letterpress printed with black ink on a firm 540gsm light cream board.
Dimensions: 148 x 148mm.

Posted: April 7th, 2010 | Category: 1 Pass, Hot off the press
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Silver Anniversary Invitation

Silver Anniversay Invitation

Silver Anniversay invitation detail

Silver Anniversay invitation detail

Silver Anniversay invitation inside detail

Silver Anniversay invitation inside detail

We were asked by Darren at Do Creative to print this stunning silver anniversary invitation for The Royal Oak Furniture Company. The cover has the simple but extremely effective idea of age rings of a tree surrounding the ‘25′.

Darren wanted this image debossed deep into the paper but we suggested we run a very, very, very faint tint rather than no ink at all. So we ran a few test prints with no ink and also some varying tints. We felt this tint gave the impression an warmer feel.

The invitation details were printed inside with the same tint and a second colour taken from the PMS supplied. The #EasterEgg fine delicate detail of the logo held well under the extreme pressure of our printing press and the debossed tint was a strong contrast to the second colour.

The invitations were printed on our 1969 Heidelberg platen onto 300gsm 100% cotton paper, 2 sides. Dimensions: 290 x 145 with a centre crease.

New greeting card catalogue

catalogueFresh off the press is our new greeting card catalogue.

Printed onto 100% cotton paper, A5 4pp. We have used wood type and printed 1 character at a time. If you would like a copy please contact us. Trade customers only please!

Posted: March 26th, 2010 | Category: Hot off the press
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Elegant Black & White Wedding Invitation

Showing the pattern printed on the back of the invitationsSpreading the prints out to avoid set offOn the press this morning – this single colour letterpress wedding invitation. Elegant script and uppercase serif typography centered on the board to create a beautifully simple invitation. The back of the invitations were printed with a full bleed flock pattern.

Size A5 (148 x 210mm) Printed on Cranes Lettra 600gsm 100% cotton. Designed by our customer.

Indian themed wedding invitation

Indian themed letterpress wedding invitationIndian themed letterpress wedding invitation

Just off the press is this afternoon is this fuchsia and gold letterpress wedding invitation. Our client had a theme in mind for her English & Indian wedding and she had a definite look she wanted to achieve and wanted in include the Ganesh symbol on the front of the invitation.

We discussed ink colours and papers to compliment the theme. Printed on a 300gsm neutral white cotton paper in fuchsia and gold ink.