Posts Tagged ‘2 Passes’

WRK™ Business Card

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Mark Lindop, a brand identity designer from WRK™ has created a design that uses letterpress and edge painting to full effect. We printed the cards on a Heidelberg platen, silver ink onto a substantial 650mic recycled black board. Silver ink isn’t glossy like a foil but does have a rather sexy shimmer to it and stands out well on the black. Mark’s choice of colour for the edge painting is a vibrant contrast and certainly grabs your attention. We love it!

Posted: September 1st, 2011 | Category: 2 Passes, Business Cards, Edge Painting
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The First 65 Business Cards

Edge painted letterpress business cardsEdge painted letterpress business cardsEdge painted letterpress business cardsEdge painted business cardEdge painted business cardThese 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.

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.

Press Pass Business Card

Press pass letterpress business cardPress pass letterpress business cardPress pass letterpress business cardWe love this press pass style business card designed Daniel Duhig Design for freelance journalist Cartlon Boyce. The detail of the design is accurate right down to a small photo of Carlton which is attached to the small blue square. We printed the cards on 1000mic recycled board in 2 colours on our Heidelberg letterpress printing presses. The surface of the recycled board is irregular with high and low points making each print unique.

Posted: March 24th, 2011 | Category: 2 Passes, Business Cards
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Cutter & Savage Business Cards

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Posted: March 18th, 2011 | Category: 2 Passes, Business Cards
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De-tached business cards

De-tached letterpress business cardDe-tached letterpress business cardDe-tached letterpress business cardDe-tached letterpress business cardDe-tached produce bespoke music for media and needed a bespoke business card to compliment their new brand and website. Mark Sugdon created the business card and website for De-Tached and provided the print ready artwork. We talked in-depth about papers and finishes and letterpress printed on 540gsm Duplex black/white. Silver ink on black and black ink on white to produce a business card that looks as good as it feels.

Posted: February 1st, 2011 | Category: 2 Passes, Business Cards, Duplex
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Duplex Letterpress Business Cards

Duplex Letterpress Business CardsDuplex Letterpress Business CardsDuplex Letterpress Business CardsDuplex Letterpress Business CardsDuplex is a technique where two papers are sandwiched together. The result can be incorporated into the design as shown with these business cards designed by Lee Attwood of GraphicVent. We letterpress printed half the business cards on Duplex White/Orange and the other half White/Blue, mixing to match the coloured side of the card.

Print Specification:
85 x 55mm business cards letterpress printed, 3 colour onto 540gsm Duplex.

Wild Floral Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Wild floral letterpress wedding invitations

Wild floral letterpress wedding invitations

Wild floral letterpress wedding invitations

Wild floral letterpress wedding invitations

Wild floral letterpress wedding invitations
We enjoyed designing and printing this wild floral wedding invitation. The request was for a vintage looking wild flower illustration with clean and simple typography.

Letterpress printed on our vintage Heidelberg presses onto our favourite paper at the moment, 425gsm Saunders 100% cotton paper and supplied with luxurious Zerkall envelopes. The silver and lilac ink compliment each other beautifully.

Dimensions: A5 (148 x 210mm)

Business Card & Type Matters!

Typographer business card

Typographer business card

Typographer business card

Typographer business card

We thought these business cards deserved an airing. We printed them for our good friend and collaborator, typographer Jim Williams. Jim has been working with blush°° since the start, creating our logo and designing our stationery. He has designed many of our greeting cards including our “Quotes” range and is currently working on 6 new quotes to add to the range.

Jim asked us to print his business cards in black and red ink, letterpress printed onto 100% cotton paper. Jim’s attention to detail is legendary. He carefully and considerately chooses the right typeface for each job and manually kerning characters by the smallest amounts. Who would ever notice…? Well, we and others do notice and that’s why we like working with Jim.

Jim is a fount(ain) of knowledge when it comes to typography and this is put to good use when he teaches at Staffordshire University. This has led on to Jim creating his booklet, Type Matters! A few simple tips on how to keep your typography in good order.

Type Matters! by Jim Williams

Type Matters! by Jim Williams

Type Matters! by Jim Williams

Type Matters! covers the basics of typography and typesetting, touching on how some typographic terminology comes straight out of the letterpress print room. A more comprehensive and detailed book is a must!

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.
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