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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.
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.
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.
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!
We 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 fount 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.
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.
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Less is more on this business card we printed recently for Jökull Sólberg Auðunsson. Along with the initial inquiry came lots of examples of the kind of effect Jökull was looking to achieve. After a few emails back and to we felt we had a clear idea of the best way forward. The cards were printed on our Heidelberg platen in silver ink onto 540gsm black stock. The sheen from the silver ink changing with light from different directions.
The heavy stock allowed for a deep impression which resulted a firm business card that feels solid in your hand.
Emily had seen our Chrysanthemum correspondence cards and greeting card and asked us to adapt the design to create her wedding invitation and menu card. We discussed preferred colour palettes and provided a couple of layout and colour variations for Emily’s approval. The invitations and menus are printed on heavy 425gsm 100% cotton paper in lime green and brown and were supplied with matching envelopes.
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.