Posts Tagged ‘black’

Scalable Finance

Impressive business cards for Scalable Finance designed by our friends at United Creatives.

Monochrome and stylish, the cards utilise two foils either side of a 540gsm Colorplan Ebony. White gloss foil for the text and logos, with strong geometric shapes brought out with a matte transparent foil. The transparent has a shimmering effect in the light and also gives the card an interesting feel in the hand. Great work.

Nu Tatu

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Such an eyecatching effect! A silver hot foil on 540gsm Colorplan Ebony for tattooist Simon Barry at Nu Tatu.

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!

blch Business Cards

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Interesting paired cards for Benny Leung of Blch, on a 540gsm Colorplan Cool Grey.

These cards utilise inks and foils together for a more varied style of print, the first card uses a large grey flood, contrasted with a black foil strip and black inked pattern to deliver a nice tactile impression. The second with a black flood and a gloss transparent foiled strip and pattern.

Transparent foils are a great way to subtly highlight elements of the card, think of them as a debossed Spot UV finish. Use them to make your card stand out from the crowd.

Probation

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We love black and white. It can be simple and effective as seen in these business cards for Probation.

Black letterpress ink on both sides on Colorplan finished with a black edge colour.

House of Heath

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Check out these stylish cards designed by Superwire for House of Heath.

This recycled cairn graphite 1000 micron stock makes for a brilliant deboss and texture. Vibrant copper either side with a stunning blind deboss, all topped off with a copper edge paint to match the foils. Nicely done!

The Eighty-Eight

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Business Cards for The Eighty-Eight. A publication curated by Jamie Cullum. Black ink one side on a 540gsm Colorplan Pale grey, with a vibrant neon green edge paint.

In Jamie’s words; “The magazine isn’t about me necessarily, but about things that I’m interested in. I’m really interested in journalism and writing, and I know so many writers, so I thought I could have a go and get some friends involved. Sophie’s a writer, my best friend is a playwright, another runs an amazing burger blog and others interested in short stories. Not many people know that I did English literature and typography, so I got to indulge my passion for fonts and design.”

Volume 2 on sale September 1st!

The London Distillery Company

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Letterpress printed metallic bronze on both sides onto 1000mic recycled board and finished with bronze edge painting.

Client:
The London Distillery Company

Design:
United Creatives

Brice Corbin

Brice Corbin letterpress business card

Brice Corbin letterpress business card

Brice Corbin letterpress business card

Duplexed letterpress business cards

Duplexed letterpress business cards

Duplexed letterpress business cards

Duplexed letterpress business cards

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.

Posted: May 2nd, 2013 | Category: 2 Passes, Business Cards
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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.

Ben Saunders Business Card

Ben Saunders

Ben Saunders letterpress business card

Ben Saunders letterpress business card

Ben Saunders letterpress business card

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.

Read more about Ben and follow him on Tumblr and Twitter.

Photo of Ben used with kind permission © Ben Saunders

Posted: April 16th, 2013 | Category: 2 Passes, Business Cards
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Friday TwitterTreat

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THIS TWITTER TREAT IS NOW FINISHED. The winner was Steve Bond.

It’s Friday! How about a TwitterTreat?

We have a pile of hefty 700gsm Bedrock (see photo) going spare. There is enough for approx 200 business cards, so if you RT this post and follow us on Twitter we will randomly pick a winner from our list of Twitter followers.

Print Specification
200 Business Cards
85 x 55mm (Landscape or portrait)
1 Ink (Black) on 1 side
700gsm Bedrock (Recycled Greyboard)

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 3pm Monday, 28th January 2013. 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 3pm Monday 28th January 2013 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.

Posted: January 25th, 2013 | Category: Twitter Treats
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Springy Web

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Posted: January 8th, 2013 | Category: 4 Passes, Business Cards
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Bamb Bamb

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Letterpress printed onto Colorplan 540gsm Pristine White for Alex Read at Bamb Bamb.

Doug Richard Business Cards

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Business cards for Dragons Den’s Douglas Richards. Letterpress printed with silver ink onto 540gsm black Colorplan and finished with a striking light blue edge paint.

Posted: April 22nd, 2012 | Category: Business Cards, Edge Painting
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Bauer Bodoni Letterpress Print

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Deboss & Letterpress QR Code

BeApt Business Cards

BeApt Business Cards

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The cards are printed black over a blind deboss onto 540gsm Colorplan.

Ayelike Business Cards

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Ayelike letterpress business cardsPrinting 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.

Press: Heidelberg 10 x 15 platen
Stock: Colorplan 540gsm
Colours: 2
Dimensions: 85 x 55mm
Client: Ayelike
Designer: Neil Richards

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