Posts Tagged ‘Greeting Cards’

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.

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
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!


  • 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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Business Card & Type Matters!

Typographer business card

Typographer business card

Typographer business card

Typographer business card

We thought these business cards deserved an airing. We printed them for our good friend and collaborator, typographer Jim Williams. Jim has been working with blush°° since the start, creating our logo and designing our stationery. He has designed many of our greeting cards including our “Quotes” range and is currently working on 6 new quotes to add to the range.

Jim asked us to print his business cards in black and red ink, letterpress printed onto 100% cotton paper. Jim’s attention to detail is legendary. He carefully and considerately chooses the right typeface for each job and manually kerning characters by the smallest amounts. Who would ever notice…? Well, we and others do notice and that’s why we like working with Jim.

Jim is a fount(ain) of knowledge when it comes to typography and this is put to good use when he teaches at Staffordshire University. This has led on to Jim creating his booklet, Type Matters! A few simple tips on how to keep your typography in good order.

Type Matters! by Jim Williams

Type Matters! by Jim Williams

Type Matters! by Jim Williams

Type Matters! covers the basics of typography and typesetting, touching on how some typographic terminology comes straight out of the letterpress print room. A more comprehensive and detailed book is a must!

New greeting card catalogue

catalogueFresh off the press is our new greeting card catalogue.

Printed onto 100% cotton paper, A5 4pp. We have used wood type and printed 1 character at a time. If you would like a copy please contact us. Trade customers only please!

Posted: March 26th, 2010 | Category: Hot off the press
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