Posts Tagged ‘duplex’
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.
Hot off the press are these striking business cards for WHP Creative. The cards are a Cranes Crest / Accent Fresco 700gsm duplex, letterpress printed black and blind deboss on the Cranes, black ink on the Fresco. The black logo on the Fresco was originally intended to be a blind deboss but we advised a black ink to help lift it. We can edge paint a Duplex stock and these were painted in a vibrant aqua green.
Design © WHP Creative
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.
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.
Letterpress stationery and business cards for Crowne Chauffeur Services, designed by Alan Haverty. The business cards are letterpress printed onto 540gsm Colorplan black & white duplex with a deboss crown logo on the black side. The letterheads were printed on matching 135gsm Colorplan in black and gold ink.
We paid special attention to the delicate type. Small fine fonts have a tendency to break up under the extreme pressure on the press but a careful balance between pressure, ink and packing on the press can help keep this to a minimum.
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.
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.
Contemporary yet very classy this fantastic design by the art director (and the groom) Chris Hannah, looks stunning letterpress printed onto white and dark grey 540gsm Colorplan Duplex.
Careful consideration was given to the type of stock in order to enhance the elegance of this design. The monochromatic palette adds to the elegance of the design and the Order of Service which simply has four of the symbols from the design debossed onto Somerset 300gsm, 100% cotton paper, compliments it beautifully. The invitations were finished with rounded corners.
Whilst going through our archives earlier today we came across this beautifully simple design by the groom. After suggestions for paper we decided on a white/blue duplex board with blue ink mixed to match the board.
We 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