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Charlotte and George Wedding Invitation

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We love the idea of these beautiful wedding invites we printed for Charlotte and George. Great concept, tasteful typography letterpress printed with two inks on a 300gsm cotton stock.

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!

Wedgewood Thank You Cards

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New in our store are these lovely thank you cards. Letterpress printed on our vintage Heidelberg printing presses in two colours on beautiful 100% cotton paper. The cards are also die cut to shape, creating a softer edge.

Available to buy from our online store as a box set of six or individually.

Leonardo Da Vinci Quote

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Originally produced as a letterpress print exclusively for the Japanese market, this Leonardo Da Vinci quote has now been adapted to a greeting card. To mirror the sentiment of the quote, the design was loosely based on classical title page typography and a book cover designed by Jan Tschichold (1902–1974), and it uses the Goudy Old Style typeface designed by Frederic W. Goudy (1865–1947).

Designed by Jim Williams.

Film Directors #1 Beards & Glasses

Film Directors #1 Beards & Glasses

Film Directors #1 Beards & Glasses

Film Directors #1 Beards & Glasses

Film Directors #1 Beards & Glasses

Film Directors #1 Beards & Glasses

Film Directors #1 Beards & Glasses

Film Directors #1 Beards & Glasses

When Tommy Nagle first approached us about Film Directors #1 we threatened to send evil pigeons with bad guts to fly over his house if he didn’t let us print this”. He agreed.

The detail of every single delicate beard hair (and glasses) on Tommy’s original artwork have transferred faithfully under the extreme pressure of the press. Featuring (from top left) Francis Ford Coppola, Tim Burton, John Landis, George Lucas, George A Romero, Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Peter Jackson and Hayao Miyazaki.

“I’m always making things and never quite finishing them, so I was happily shocked when Blush agreed to turn my idea into a tangible thing.” Explains Tommy. “I hadn’t really made anything like this before, aside from some etching experiments at art school, but I’d seen Blush’s work on various blogs and knew that if I were to ever make a ‘proper’ print, I’d want it to be letterpress, and I’d want Blush to print it.”

The prints are A3 (297 x 420mm) 300gsm Somerset cotton and are available to buy from Tommy’s shop. Profits go toward the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

Spider Boobs

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Spider Boobs letterpress print

Spider Boobs letterpress print

Fans of Spider-Man will love this cheeky play on the iconic masked hero and the man behind this superhero’s mask is illustrator Olly Moss.

We ran the prints simultaneously on two Heidelberg cylinders, first printing the red plate then then transferring the sheets onto the second press to print the black plate. Registration was surprisingly tight as there was no trapping between the red and black plates. Printing the black over the red helped to create a rich black.

The prints are 11″ x 14″ and printed onto 300gsm 100% cotton paper.

It’s not surprising that the prints are already sold out!

16th Century Alphabet Print

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Designed by Pressedface.com.

Olympics Calender

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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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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

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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.

Take the Proverbial Letterpress Prints

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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.

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.

Gemma Correll Limited Edition Letterpress Prints

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Illustrator Gemma Correll came to us to print a limited edition run of her highly detailed ampersand illustration. Letterpress printed on our Heidelberg presses in 2 colours onto 300gsm Somerset 100% cotton paper.

The prints are in a limited edition of 250, signed and numbered and available to purchase directly from Gemma.

Dimensions: A4 (210 x 297mm)

Illustration © Gemma Correll

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.

4 Colour Letterpress Birth Announcements

4 colour birth announcements4 colour birth announcements4 colour birth announcements4 colour birth announcementsWe recently printed this birth announcement for a returning customer Denis Cullinane and Cliodhna welcoming Donnchadh into the world. A 4 colour design supplied by Denis, letterpress printed onto Somerset 300gsm, 100% cotton paper.