Posts Tagged ‘100% cotton paper’

Jack White Blunderbuss

Jack White Blunderbuss letterpress invitationJack White Blunderbuss letterpress invitationJack White Blunderbuss letterpress invitationPrinting Jack White's Blunderbuss invitationPrinting Jack White's Blunderbuss invitationPrinting Jack White's Blunderbuss invitationYou can often hear The Raconteurs blasting through the print room here at blush°° so you can imagine how thrilled we were when asked to print the invitation for the inaugural playing of Jack White’s Blunderbuss.

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

Design by XL Recordings & Third Man Records

Delaine & Adam Wedding Stationery

Letterpress wedding invitationLetterpress wedding invitationLetterpress wedding invitationLetterpress wedding RSVPLetterpress wedding RSVPLooking through our archives we came across this beautiful wedding invitation and RSVP we printed for Delaine & Adam Coppack. An elegant use of typeface and colour. Letterpress printed 2 colours both sides on 300gsm cotton paper. Designed by Adam Coppack.

Bauer Bodoni Letterpress Print

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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.

Cranes / Fresco Duplex

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Design © WHP Creative

Tactile Wedding Invitations

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Assorted Types ~ Centaur

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The first in the ‘Assorted Types’ series of letterpress prints showcasing classic typefaces. Designed by Jim Williams, an award winning typographer & graphic designer who has a lifelong passion for the craft of typography and letterforms. He also has a keen interest and understanding of letterpress and teaches typography at Staffordshire University. Jim’s knowledge of typography and attention to detail is second to none. Constantly ‘tweaking’ his work until it is just perfect, kerning here, letterspacing there, a real perfectionist.

The prints have been lovingly printed to perfection on our vintage Heidelberg cylinder press onto 300gsm Somerset Velvet 100% cotton paper.

Limited to 100 prints and individually numbered and are available to purchase from our online store.

Follow Assorted Types on Twitter for updates, special offers and exclusive previews during the production of the next prints.

Jim holding the print

Jim inspecting the plate before printingThe type bed in action
Jim comparing ink density

Jim checking ink density
Inked plateDelivery of the printsJim numbering the printsDetail of the print

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.

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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.

Take the Proverbial Letterpress Prints

A4 letterpress printsLetterpress printingLemonsLemonsLetterpress printingLetterpress printingGill McColl of Take the Proverbial came to blush°° to letterpress print these two quotes. The hand drawn typography transferred faithfully from digital artwork to photopolymer plate to tactile letterpress print.

We printed the posters on our Heidelberg KSBA cylinder. The impression strength of the cylinder ensured a consistent and deep print evenly into the cotton paper across the whole print area. The prints were printed on 300gsm Somerset 100% cotton paper. Spot colours were provided for each A4 print.

CU*TS

CU*TS PostcardCU*TS PostcardCU*TS PostcardCU*TS PostcardCU*TS PostcardCU*TS PostcardDespite recent cuts in the arts sectors United Creatives created a postcard to let people know it’s not all doom and gloom. The postcards are printed on a hefty 638gsm 100% cotton and on Colorplan White/Red/White Triplex. Printing on both sides can sometimes cause issues, you will often see evidence of an impression on the opposite side. Opting for a heavy stock means we can still achieve a deep impression on both sides.

Letterpress Easter Egg Hunt

We will be having an Easter Egg Hunt on our blog over the Easter weekend. The first to find the hidden egg will win 100 letterpress business cards – completely free!

The hunts will be held on Good Friday, 22/04/2011 and Easter Sunday, 24/04/2011 at no specific time. The start of the hunts will be announced on Twitter. The egg will be a link hidden somewhere on this blog. Click the link and an email will open up, write your name and address on the email and click send. The first email to arrive in our special Easter inbox wins.

We will print your own design (you to supply print ready artwork) or you can choose to use a design from our range of our popular business cards.

Print Specification
100 business cards
85 x 55mm (landscape or portrait)
1 colour black / 1 side
425gsm 100% cotton paper
Print ready artwork supplied

Creating your artwork
The print area is 85 x 55mm, landscape or portrait. Artwork must be supplied as a print ready PDF or Illustrator .ai or .eps file format. Please ensure all fonts are converted to outlines. You can also supply a Photoshop .psd file, please don’t rasterize any fonts and include the font with your file. Spot colour only, no tints, shades or gradients.

SOME RULES ~ Please read!

  • The first email to arrive in our special Easter inbox will win.
  • 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, but delivery will only be to a UK postal address.
  • This offer cannot be used with any existing print orders.
  • The winner will be notified by email and Twitter.
  • 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.

Posted: April 22nd, 2011 | Category: Twitter Treats
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Hand Drawn Letterpress Invitation

Hand Drawn Letterpress Wedding invitationHand Drawn Letterpress Wedding invitationHand Drawn Letterpress Wedding invitationLetterpress printing is perfect for printing type and imagery. So when Heather & Jack asked us to print their hand drawn design for their wedding invitations we knew the results would be wonderful. Letterpress printed black ink on our Heidelberg platens onto 638gsm cotton paper. Designed by Ashley Amery.

Cutter & Savage Business Cards

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Posted: March 18th, 2011 | Category: 2 Passes, Business Cards
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Fontdeck Coasters and Business Cards

Fondeck Letterpress Coasters

Fontdeck Letterpress Coasters

Fontdeck Letterpress Coasters

Fontdeck Business Card

Fontdeck Letterpress Business Card

Fontdeck Letterpress CoastersLetterpress coasters and business cards for Fontdeck designed by Clearleft. The 2 colour coasters are printed onto a quality 1200mic beermat board. This board is great for letterpress as the soft fibres take a lovely deep impression. The coasters were finished with die cut rounded corners. We also printed a 2 colour business card onto 425gsm 100% cotton paper.

Twitter Treat ~ Letterpress Christmas Cards

Twitter Treat ~ Win your very own letterpress Christmas cards

Get your creative juices flowing as our next TwitterTreat is a truly festive treat.

We are giving one lucky follower the opportunity to have their design letterpress printed as their very own Christmas card. Your design could be anything from a drawing to a beautifully crafted piece of typography.

Print Specification
30 Christmas cards and envelopes
A6 (105 x 148mm)
1 colour / 1 side
300gsm 100% cotton paper
Creased
Including 100gsm stock greeting card envelopes

Creating your artwork
The print area is 105 x 148mm. Artwork must be supplied as a print ready PDF or Illustrator .ai or .eps file format. Please ensure all fonts are converted to outlines. You can also supply a Photoshop .psd file, please don’t rasterize any fonts and include the font with your file. You can also email us a high resolution scan or post your original artwork to us and we will convert your artwork ready for print. Spot colour only, no tints, shades or gradients.

The winner will picked at random from our list of followers at 2pm Thursday, 9th December 2010. The winner will be notified by DM on Twitter.

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, 9th December 2010 from our list of 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.

This competition is now closed and the winner has been announced – congratulations to @uberkraaft

Click here to see the winning cards.

Posted: December 6th, 2010 | Category: Twitter Treats
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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.

Affordable letterpress business cards are here!

250 letterpress business cards only £59

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Pointing hand, printers hand, index or manicule letterpress business card

We are really excited to offer 250 personalised letterpress business cards for an amazing £59.

Choose from 14 stunning designs with exquisite typography and printed to perfection on Cranes Crest 100% cotton, a premium paper perfectly suited to letterpress.

The cards are printed in black ink as standard but alternative colours are available for an additional cost. The cards are presented in a hand made box – a perfect gift! Orders are now being taken for delivery in time for Christmas.

Browse the full range and order online now!

More photos on our Flickr pages

2 Colour + Deboss Business Cards

2 colour and deboss business cards

2 colour and deboss business cards2 colour and deboss business cards

2 colour and deboss business cardsLightbulb are a design consultancy with bright ideas looking for a print finish to give their business cards another dimension. The design was created for letterpress and the black and grey ink sinks deep into the 425gsm pure cotton paper. The focal point though is the debossed lightbulb, certain to draw attention when handed out. A deboss clearly shows the impression letterpress can make into the paper, leaving a beautiful tactile finish only possible with this amazing technique.

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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