Striking business cards for graphic designer Brice Corbin. Letterpress printed onto red over black 540gsm Colorplan Duplex. Black ink on the red side with a tint on the black side.
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When Luca was just 3 years old he was struck down with Meningococcal Septicaemia. The disease ravaged his body in hours and left him fighting for his life. Luca lost both of his legs along with muscle and skin below his hips. He has massive skin and tissue and muscle loss across his arms and shoulders and is now fighting to save his knees which have been severely damaged. He is one brave little chap and so when his Dad contacted us for some business cards to help with Luca’s campaign we fired up the presses.
We printed Luca’s cards on our Heidelberg platen, 1 colour both sides on GF Smiths 540gsm Colorplan. The cards were finished with complimenting blue edge painting.
Ben Saunders is a polar explorer, motivational speaker and only the third person to ski solo to the North Pole. He also holds the record for the longest solo Arctic journey by a Briton.
We printed Ben’s new business cards on 540gsm Colorplan in black and red ink. A simple clean design with surprisingly tight registration. We took great care ensuring the red way points and route line registered perfectly to the black.
Photo of Ben used with kind permission © Ben Saunders
Letterpress printed onto Colorplan 540gsm Pristine White for Alex Read at Bamb Bamb.
United Creatives came to us to print picture frame mounts and die cut them for The Crossings, a direct access scheme providing temporary accommodation and support to homeless people in Hull.
Letterpress printed on 540gsm Colorplan with matching die cut mounts.
Designed by United Creatives
Letterpress printed QR codes can and do work when letterpress printed, as can be seen here on the business cards we recently printed for Tim Brook at BeApt.
The cards are printed black over a blind deboss onto 540gsm Colorplan.
Printing a large flat area of ink on uncoated stock can be tricky, but with careful setup on the press it can be done. We achieved a good solid black on these business cards for Neil McLean of Ayelike. Printing a solid black with a reversed out white logo was an alternative to a white hot foil.
This TwitterTreat has now ended. The winner chosen at random from our Twitter followers who retweeted is @Burlisaurus
This years Christmas Twitter Treat is for some rather lovely business cards, letterpress printed onto Colorplan duplexed with recycled Greyboard. You even get to choose the colour of the Colorplan!
100 Business Cards
85 x 55mm (Landscape or portrait)
2 colour/1 side or 1 colour/2 sides
350gsm Recycled Greyboard / 350gsm Colorplan – your choice of colour!
Creating your artwork
The print area is 85 x 55mm. Artwork must be supplied as a print ready PDF or Illustrator .ai or .eps file. Please ensure all fonts are converted to outlines. Set your artwork file up as CMYK, not RGB and use spot colour from the uncoated Pantone colour books, no tints, shades or gradients.
The winner will be picked at random from our list of Twitter followers at 2pm Thursday, 22nd December 2011. The winner will be notified by DM on Twitter.
The winners artwork will be printed after the Christmas holidays.
How to enter:
Follow us on Twitter!
Retweet this tweet
Cross your fingers!
- The winner will be picked at random at 2pm Thursday, 22nd December 2011 from our list of Twitter 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.
Mark Dowsett of Stranger Studio came to blush°° for some quality letterpress printing. Mark’s postcard features a large QR code that you can scan and feel. Once scanned on a smartphone reveals his contact details, address, email and web address – very clever and a cool way to give people your details.
The postcards are letterpress printed on 540gsm Colorplan Citrine yellow, both sides on a Heidelberg platen. Colorplan is a fairly hard stock but does take a nice clean deep impression.
Red and white duplex is a striking combination as seen here in these business cards we printed for James Sheriff at Genius Division. Printing red ink to complement the red paper and then printing red ink over the red side rather than a blind deboss really help lift the pattern.
Letterpress printed onto 540gsm Duplex on a Heidelberg platen.
These 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.
De-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.
Richard’s design is strong and bold typography in black and grey and has printed really well on the 540 white board.
The job was part of our unique #LetterpressLive tweeting sessions on Twitter, where we tweet each stage of the process as it happens and is an insight into blush°° and the letterpress process. If you missed the session you can catch up on our Flickr pages.
Less is more on this business card we printed recently for Jökull Sólberg Auðunsson. Along with the initial inquiry came lots of examples of the kind of effect Jökull was looking to achieve. After a few emails back and to we felt we had a clear idea of the best way forward. The cards were printed on our Heidelberg platen in silver ink onto 540gsm black stock. The sheen from the silver ink changing with light from different directions.
The heavy stock allowed for a deep impression which resulted a firm business card that feels solid in your hand.
Duplex 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.
85 x 55mm business cards letterpress printed, 3 colour onto 540gsm Duplex.