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.
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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.
Burgues is a beautiful new range of letterpress wedding stationery. The initials are printed with a tinted deboss deep into beautifully soft cotton paper. The typefaces were carefully chosen for their elegance and vast range of glyphs. We knew they would print with crisp definition and show letterpress impression to full effect.
We can adapt the design and adjust to 1, 2 or 3 colours as well as a offering a choice of other papers and shades.
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.
Being a creative has it’s benefits, when you get married you get to design your own wedding stationery. Designer and illustrator Nathan Miller pulls it off and we think this invitation is just great. A confident mix of typefaces and illustration printed two colours on our Heidelberg platens. The invites are 140 x 210mm and letterpress printed on 425gsm cotton paper.
Design © Nathan Miller
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!
A 16th Century alphabet based on an original woodblock print. Letterpress printed brown ink on 300gsm, 100% cotton paper. The prints are available to purchase directly from Pressedface.com.
Designed by Pressedface.com.
A striking business card from our archives for Gareth Coxon at Dot Design. Printed 2 colours both sides on our Heidelberg platens and die cut to shape. Gareth carefully placed the design elements on each side to avoid any overlapping. The cards are printed on 425gsm cotton.
A4 limited edition prints for Paul Head at Network. Letterpress printed 2 colours on Saunders 425gsm cotton.
We have collaborated with Ammo Magazine and illustrator Nick Deakin to produce this limited edition letterpress print. Nick’s bold line work makes a wonderful impression into Saunders 425gsm cotton, chosen for it’s weight and texture.
We converted Nick’s digital artwork to colour separations, outputted to film and made our photopolymer plates. The smallest detail in the illustration is transferred faithfully to the plates which are mounted on aluminum bases to type height and locked up in the chase. We printed each plate/colour simultaneously on 2 Heidelberg platens achieving accurate registration. Nick supplied Pantone colour refs and the inks were hand mixed to match.
The A5, 2 colour print is signed by the artist and comes with latest lumberjack themed magazine. The print is limited to 500 so be quick!
Letterpress printed on 425gsm cotton paper.
To celebrate the 2012 Olympics Found and Charlotte Trounce collaborated to create this Olympic themed limited edition calender. We letterpress printed the A3 calender on our Heidelberg cylinder press onto 300gsm Somerset cotton paper in 2 colours. The hand drawn illustrations and typography transfer faithfully to letterpress. The prints are available to buy on the Found online store.
Debbie is passionate about paper, really passionate. With her background in the paper industry she knows a thing or two about paper. We got a call from Debbie while she was over in New York for the Stationery Show, “Can you print my business cards for when I return in a couple of days for PG Live in London?” How could we resist! The paper was chosen, the type set and colours picked in no time and the next day it was on the press.
The cards are printed with coral ink and finished off with matching edge colour. There was only one paper choice for a paper passionist – the awesome 600gsm Cranes Lettra Flourescent White.
Designed by Aled Lewis.
You 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.
Looking 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 collours both sides on 300gsm cotton paper. Designed by Adam Coppack.
The third in the Assorted Types series is hot off the press and available to purchase from our online store!
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.
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.