Posts Tagged ‘red’

Brice Corbin

Brice Corbin letterpress business card

Brice Corbin letterpress business card

Brice Corbin letterpress business card

Duplexed letterpress business cards

Duplexed letterpress business cards

Duplexed letterpress business cards

Duplexed letterpress business cards

Striking business cards for graphic designer Brice Corbin. Letterpress printed onto red over black 540gsm Colorplan Duplex. Black ink on the red side with a tint on the black side.

Posted: May 2nd, 2013 | Category: 2 Passes, Business Cards
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Ben Saunders Business Card

Ben Saunders

Ben Saunders letterpress business card

Ben Saunders letterpress business card

Ben Saunders letterpress business card

Ben Saunders is a polar explorer, motivational speaker and only the third person to ski solo to the North Pole. He also holds the record for the longest solo Arctic journey by a Briton.

We printed Ben’s new business cards on 540gsm Colorplan in black and red ink. A simple clean design with surprisingly tight registration. We took great care ensuring the red way points and route line registered perfectly to the black.

Read more about Ben and follow him on Tumblr and Twitter.

Photo of Ben used with kind permission © Ben Saunders

Posted: April 16th, 2013 | Category: 2 Passes, Business Cards
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Springy Web

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Posted: January 8th, 2013 | Category: 4 Passes, Business Cards
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Ammo Magazine Print

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Ammo Magazine, Nick Deakin letterpress print

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Ammo Magazine, Nick Deakin letterpress print

Ammo Magazine, Nick Deakin letterpress print

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Ammo magazine, Nick Deakin letterpress print

We have collaborated with Ammo Magazine and illustrator Nick Deakin to produce this limited edition letterpress print. Nick’s bold line work makes a wonderful impression into Saunders 425gsm cotton, chosen  for it’s weight and texture.

We converted Nick’s digital artwork to colour separations, outputted to film and made our photopolymer plates. The smallest detail in the illustration is transferred faithfully to the plates which are mounted on aluminum bases to type height and locked up in the chase. We printed each plate/colour simultaneously on 2 Heidelberg platens achieving accurate registration. Nick supplied Pantone colour refs and the inks were hand mixed to match.

The A5, 2 colour print is signed by the artist and comes with latest lumberjack themed magazine. The print is limited to 500 so be quick!

Ayelike Business Cards

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Ayelike letterpress business cards
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

Candykiller ‘Beast’ Letterpress Print

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Candykiller Beast letterpress print

We were thrilled when Candykiller aka Brian Taylor called on Blush to produce his latest ‘Beast’ print. We have worked with Candykiller before, printing the 5th Anniversary limited edition prints. Candykiller’s illustrations print beautifully on the press and Brian’s attention to detail and technical ability when it comes to artwork is first class.

Photopolymer plate
We printed the Beast on 300gsm cotton paper on a Heidelberg platen press, tweeting live at each stage of the production, from platemaking to trimming. The first stage of the job was to prepare Brian’s artwork for print. The artwork was supplied digitally and we check the file before creating the separations. Each colour is a separate pass through the press, so once through for the red and through again for the black. This means we would need two plates.


We mix the ink to a Pantone ref supplied by the artist and ink up the press. We decided to add the rider roller to give an even and consistent spread of ink across the image and to prevent ‘ghosting’.

Plate on press
The plate is attached to a base to bring it up to type height (.918″) and locked up in the chase then locked into the press.

Comparing prints
We ink up the press and pull some initial prints to check for registration, ink coverage and impression. We also check the print for any defects in the plate.

Platen printing
Once we are happy with we run the sheets through the press.

Inking up the plate
After the first colour run we wash-up the press and prepare for the second colour. Change plates, ink up for black pass and reload the paper on the press.

Checking prints
We pull some prints and check once again for impression, ink coverage and registration.

Printing the black
Then run the sheets through and print the black plate.

The final prints
The final prints are checked and trimmed on the guillotine before packing.

You can see more production shots on our Flickr pages and follow us on Twitter for news and updates on future live letterpress tweets.

The prints are available to purchase from the Candykiller online store.

Genius Division Business Card

Genius Division business card

Genius Division business card

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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.

Posted: September 6th, 2011 | Category: 2 Passes, Business Cards, Duplex, Letterpress Techniques
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CU*TS

CU*TS PostcardCU*TS PostcardCU*TS PostcardCU*TS PostcardCU*TS PostcardCU*TS PostcardDespite recent cuts in the arts sectors United Creatives created a postcard to let people know it’s not all doom and gloom. The postcards are printed on a hefty 638gsm 100% cotton and on Colorplan White/Red/White Triplex. Printing on both sides can sometimes cause issues, you will often see evidence of an impression on the opposite side. Opting for a heavy stock means we can still achieve a deep impression on both sides.

Swiss Army Business Card

Swiss Army Business Card

Swiss Army Business Card

Swiss Army Business Card

Letterpress business cards

Letterpress business cards
A print inquiry from Consumer led to us printing their design for this Swiss Army Business Card. Themed in the style of a Swiss army knife with accurate scale rule and cut out SPORK® and CHOPSTICKS®. The card also has a space for the whoever gives out the card.

Spec: Letterpress printed business card, dimensions: 55 x 85mm, 1 colour, 2 sides, 350gsm white board.
Design © Consumer.