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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.

Red Savvy

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White hot foil onto the red side of a Colorplan Bright Red / Pristine White duplex. Red ink matched to the Bright Red letterpress printed on the white side.

Design by Tenthirty for Dave Redbond.

GEM Creative Services

Georgina at GEM Creative Services was looking for something a little different for her business cards. We talked with her making numerous suggestions and arranged for various samples and tests. One of the tests was a Colorplan/Twist Duplex which really caught our attention. Something to play on the senses.

The green Twist is a wonderfully tactile stock, almost hairy to touch and is a perfect partner to contrast the white Colorplan.

Hi Ho Designs Business Cards

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We love these business cards for Hi Ho Designs. Although not quite a full flood it was still a tricky print job. Registration had to be accurate to avoid too much overlap of the colours on the speech bubble and the hoe. The cards, designed by Henry Wyer were letterpress printed in 2 colours, both sides on 540gsm Colorplan.

Wedgewood Thank You Cards

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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.

Available to buy from our online store as a box set of six or individually.

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.

Carly & Andy Wedding Invitations

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2 colour wedding invitations on 425gsm cotton paper. Designed by Andy Broadwood.

Tigg + Coll

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We love a deboss and adding a subtle tint can really enhance it. Here’s a great example of a tinted deboss on Colorplan for architects Tigg + Coll. The yellow ink was hand mixed to match the yellow side of the Duplex.

Design by Sarah Coll

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

Detail of the finished labels

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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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Serena Bolton Business Cards

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Silver hot foil with black letterpress print business cards for photographer Serena Bolton.

Disappearing Dining Club

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United Creatives brought together Blush and LaserLea to create this unique business card for Disappearing Dining Club.

Disappearing Dining Club bring people together to enjoy great food, drink and good company in private and unusual spaces from department stores and churches to salvage yards and roof tops.

We letterpress printed both sides of the sheet, 4 up on 540gsm Colorplan and sent them off to LaserLea to laser cut to fork shape out from the cards. The sheets were then returned to us for trimming.

TJM Projects Business Cards

TJM Projects Business Cards

TJM Projects Business Cards

TJM Projects Business Cards

TJM Projects Business Cards

The TJM Projects logo called for extremely accurate registration. The overlap created a third colour without the need for a third pass on the press. Overlapping colours is a great way to create extra colours without increasing production costs.

Two colour versions of Colorplan Duplex were used to compliment the brand further.

The Nurseries Letterpress Business Cards

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United Creatives have created a business card for developer Patrick Seed containing… you guessed it, seeds. Using recycled paper and modeled on seed packets the cards are handed out containing a mix of wild flower seeds.

Letterpress printed on a recycled stock, die cut and assembled.

Barbocce Olive Oil Packaging

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Stash & Co. worked with Barbocce (a house in Tuscany, Italy) who press olives from their land annually and give out as a gift to friends, family and visitors. The bold typography and detailed illustrations by Bradley Jay print beautifully on the cotton paper and create a beautiful contrast against the specially selected stoneware bottles.

Burgues Letterpress Wedding Stationery

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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.

The range is now available and can be ordered from our website or by email. If you prefer we can take orders over the phone on 01352 716911.

View the full range and order online >