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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!

‘Reynolds’ letterpress wedding stationery

Reynolds letterpress wedding invitationReynolds letterpress wedding invitationReynolds letterpress wedding invitationLetterpress save the date cardLetterpress save the date cardLetterpress order of serviceLetterpress place setting cardHere’s a sneak peek at one of our new ranges of letterpress wedding stationery ~ Reynolds.

The bride and grooms names are rendered in a beautiful script typeface adorned with swirling glyphs making this a truly personalised piece. Careful and considered typography are the true elements of this design.

Letterpress printed on our vintage printing presses onto a luxurious 300gsm, 100% cotton paper. The soft nature of this paper allows a deep impression creating an irresistible tactile finish. The invitations are accompanied with matching unlined envelopes which have a soft deckled edge on the flaps. Optional extras include envelope lining, return address and a version of the bride and grooms names printed on the envelope flap.

40th Birthday Party Invitation

40th Birthday party invitation

40th Birthday party invitation detail

40th Birthday party invitation detail

A designer of bespoke wedding stationery called on us to print her design for this classic 40th Birthday party invitation.

Letterpress and a simple, well crafted typographic design combine particularly well. The name is rendered with an elegant script typeface (one of our favourites!). The fine sweeping glyphs and serif typefaces produce a superb impression into the board. Finished with a decorative printers ornament to compliment this elegant design.

Letterpress printed with black ink on a firm 540gsm light cream board.
Dimensions: 148 x 148mm.

Posted: April 7th, 2010 | Category: 1 Pass, Hot off the press
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