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Feix and Merlin

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Super stylish cards created for Feix & Merlin. These cards utilise a blind debossing and ink on one side of a 540gsm Colorplan Smoke, with an ink the other. We love the patterned optical illusion effect across the back, the debossed lines make for a great tactile feel for these cards.

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!

Made in Chiswick

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Brilliant duplexed cards contrasting a Colorplan Dark grey and Citrine 350gsm either side for a 700gsm finished weight. White foil to logo side and a black ink the other. Produced for Made in Chiswick, print management services by the helpful guys at Windsor Jennings.

If you’re looking for a white print on a dark or coloured stock; foil is definitely the way to go, white or coloured letterpress inks can appear dull on dark or coloured stocks whilst the white foil print maintains its opacity really well when pressed to these colorplan stocks. Also great for a glossy finish.

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!

Paperback Sample Swatches

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We were delighted to be asked by Alan at Paperback to print the new Cairn swatch. We use Paperback papers on a regular basis. All their products are 100% recycled, offering our designers and customers many colours, finishes and weights to explore. We worked alongside Paperback’s designer advising on adapting their design to suit the processes to be used, truly showing the range of processes on Cairn products. Cairn is perfect for letterpress, blind deboss and hot foil creating a stunning tactile letterpress print.

Sparrow Design

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Triplex business cards printed for Sparrow Design.

Two sheets of 175gsm Real Grey either side of a vibrant 540gsm Mandarin with an ink to match. The heavier weight of the central card works as a great alternative to edge painting. Tasteful and effective!

Events by Kate

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Events by Kate business cards designed by United Creatives. Letterpress printed black ink on 540gsm Colorplan.

Kontraband Business Cards

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Printed for Kontraband Merchandise co. A company providing full service merchandising to some of the world biggest bands & artists including Bloc Party, Paulo Nutini, Editors, The Human League, Maximo Park, Pixies & more.

Business cards on 1000 micron Cairn Almond recycled craft stock with black ink either side, simple and stylish.

Andy Cooke Business Cards

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Hot foil and letterpress business cards

These striking business cards designed by graphic designer Andy Cooke are an excellent example of metallic hot foil and letterpress print techniques. Printing floods of ink or foil can cause us to take a sharp intake of breath but we knew we had to try it for this job. Andy’s design called for a solid flood of metallic foil on one side with extremely fine hot foil and letterpress print on the reverse of the 700gsm Colorplan.

Dodd’s Gin Fortnum’s Edition

Dodd's Gin Fortnum's Edition

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The London Distillery Company have collaborated with Fortnum & Mason to create a new limited edition Dodd’s Gin. Botanical inspiration for the gin comes from Fortnum & Mason’s rooftop bees and is carried through to the colour schemes and golden hot foil.

The labels are designed by United Creatives and are a reworking of their label for the original Dodd’s Gin bottles. The labels were letterpress printed in three colours on our Heidelberg platens followed with a metallic hotfoil. They were then kiss cut to allow them to be easily peeled off, hand numbered and applied the bottles. Printing such an intricate design with no trapping takes great care and attention to detail at each stage of the production.

The gin is available to purchase online from Fortnum & Mason but be quick as only 300 bottles have been produced!

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Leah & Ed Wedding Invitation

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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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Emma Hooton Business Cards

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Posted: April 17th, 2012 | Category: 2 Passes, Business Cards
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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

Crowne Letterhead & Business Card

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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.

Posted: September 2nd, 2011 | Category: 2 Passes, Blind Deboss, Business Cards, Letterpress Stationery
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WRK™ Business Card

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Mark Lindop, a brand identity designer from WRK™ has created a design that uses letterpress and edge painting to full effect. We printed the cards on a Heidelberg platen, silver ink onto a substantial 650mic recycled black board. Silver ink isn’t glossy like a foil but does have a rather sexy shimmer to it and stands out well on the black. Mark’s choice of colour for the edge painting is a vibrant contrast and certainly grabs your attention. We love it!

Posted: September 1st, 2011 | Category: 2 Passes, Business Cards, Edge Painting
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Letterpress Proof

Twitter Treat posterWe have been having a shift around in the print room and have found some bits and pieces we had forgotten about. Amongst some posters we found a print we had taken to proof a font of wood type we had acquired.

Letterpress printed on our Vandercook proofing press. The poster is 320 x 420mm light grey paper. Printed in black ink with beautiful wood type. The type is in good condition but has a few knocks which adds character.

We will be giving away a copy of the print to one of our Twitter followers today. Simply follow us and say ‘Hi!” and at the end of the day we’ll pick a random winner from our Twitter followers.

This TwitterTreat has now closed and was won by @PaulAdamDavis.

Affordable letterpress business cards are here!

250 letterpress business cards only £59

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Rose letterpress business card

Victoria letterpress business card

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Pointing hand, printers hand, index or manicule letterpress business card

We are really excited to offer 250 personalised letterpress business cards for an amazing £59.

Choose from 14 stunning designs with exquisite typography and printed to perfection on Cranes Crest 100% cotton, a premium paper perfectly suited to letterpress.

The cards are printed in black ink as standard but alternative colours are available for an additional cost. The cards are presented in a hand made box – a perfect gift! Orders are now being taken for delivery in time for Christmas.

Browse the full range and order online now!

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Chrysanthemum Letterpress Wedding Invitations

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The chrysanthemum drawing is taken from an original pencil drawing by Blush’s very own Alison and was originally part of a range of greeting cards. We are often asked to adapt one of our greeting card designs into a range of wedding stationery.

Dimensions: A5 (148 x 210mm) Letterpress printed on our vintage printing presses.

Menu photo courtesy of Dandelion Gifts in Frodsham, Cheshire.