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Yellow Twitter Treat

twitter treat Colorplan Citrine

This Twitter Treat has now closed, the winner was John Owens.

How would you like some letterpress business cards? We have a stack of 540gsm Colorplan Citrine just waiting for you. We will print your design in an ink colour of your choice. There is enough for approx 300 business cards. We will randomly pick a winner from our list of Twitter followers, so follow us on Twitter and RT this tweet and you could win letterpress printed business cards.

Print Specification
540gsm Colorplan Citrine
As many as we can get out of the stack (approx 300 business cards)
85 x 55mm (Landscape or portrait)
5mm bleed
1 Ink on 1 side, matched to Pantone Colour ref

Creating your artwork
The print area is 85 x 55mm. Artwork must be supplied as a print ready PDF or Illustrator .ai or .eps file. Please ensure all fonts are converted to outlines. Set your artwork file up as CMYK, not RGB and use spot colour from the uncoated Pantone colour books, no tints, shades or gradients.

The winner will be picked at random from our list of Twitter followers 3pm Friday, 31st May 2013. The winner will be notified by DM on Twitter.

How to enter:

Step 1
Follow us on Twitter!

Step 2
Retweet this tweet

Step 3
Cross your fingers!

SOME RULES

  • The winner will be picked at random at 3pm Friday 31st May 2013 from our list of Twitter followers who have retweeted as above.
  • We reserve the right to showcase the winning business cards on Twitter, our website, blog and other websites for promotional purposes. We will include credits and links where applicable.
  • This offer is open to anyone in any country.
  • This offer cannot be used with any existing print orders.
  • The winner must agree to these terms.
  • Our decision is final.
  • We reserve the right to withdraw this offer, change or amend the print specification or these rules.

Posted: May 28th, 2013 | Category: Business Cards, Twitter Treats
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Friday TwitterTreat

TwitterTreat

THIS TWITTER TREAT IS NOW FINISHED. The winner was Steve Bond.

It’s Friday! How about a TwitterTreat?

We have a pile of hefty 700gsm Bedrock (see photo) going spare. There is enough for approx 200 business cards, so if you RT this post and follow us on Twitter we will randomly pick a winner from our list of Twitter followers.

Print Specification
200 Business Cards
85 x 55mm (Landscape or portrait)
1 Ink (Black) on 1 side
700gsm Bedrock (Recycled Greyboard)

Creating your artwork
The print area is 85 x 55mm. Artwork must be supplied as a print ready PDF or Illustrator .ai or .eps file. Please ensure all fonts are converted to outlines. Set your artwork file up as CMYK, not RGB and use spot colour from the uncoated Pantone colour books, no tints, shades or gradients.

The winner will be picked at random from our list of Twitter followers 3pm Monday, 28th January 2013. The winner will be notified by DM on Twitter.

How to enter:

Step 1
Follow us on Twitter!

Step 2
Retweet this tweet

Step 3
Cross your fingers!

SOME RULES

  • The winner will be picked at random at 3pm Monday 28th January 2013 from our list of Twitter followers who have retweeted as above.
  • We reserve the right to showcase the winning business cards on Twitter, our website, blog and other websites for promotional purposes. We will include credits and links where applicable.
  • This offer is open to anyone in any country.
  • This offer cannot be used with any existing print orders.
  • The winner must agree to these terms.
  • Our decision is final.
  • We reserve the right to withdraw this offer, change or amend the print specification or these rules.

Posted: January 25th, 2013 | Category: Twitter Treats
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Christmas Twitter Treat

Burlisaurus letterpress business card

Burlisaurus letterpress business card

Burlisaurus letterpress business card

Twitter Treat ~ Duplex letterpress business cards
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This TwitterTreat has now ended. The winner chosen at random from our Twitter followers who retweeted is @Burlisaurus

This years Christmas Twitter Treat is for some rather lovely business cards, letterpress printed onto Colorplan duplexed with recycled Greyboard. You even get to choose the colour of the Colorplan!

Print Specification
100 Business Cards
85 x 55mm (Landscape or portrait)
2 colour/1 side or 1 colour/2 sides
350gsm Recycled Greyboard / 350gsm Colorplan – your choice of colour!

Creating your artwork
The print area is 85 x 55mm. Artwork must be supplied as a print ready PDF or Illustrator .ai or .eps file. Please ensure all fonts are converted to outlines. Set your artwork file up as CMYK, not RGB and use spot colour from the uncoated Pantone colour books, no tints, shades or gradients.

The winner will be picked at random from our list of Twitter followers at 2pm Thursday, 22nd December 2011. The winner will be notified by DM on Twitter.

The winners artwork will be printed after the Christmas holidays.

How to enter:

Step 1
Follow us on Twitter!

Step 2
Retweet this tweet

Step 3
Cross your fingers!

SOME RULES

  • The winner will be picked at random at 2pm Thursday, 22nd December 2011 from our list of Twitter followers who have retweeted as above.
  • We reserve the right to showcase the winning business cards on Twitter, our website, blog and other websites for promotional purposes. We will include credits and links where applicable.
  • This offer is open to anyone in any country.
  • This offer cannot be used with any existing print orders.
  • The winner must agree to these terms.
  • Our decision is final.
  • We reserve the right to withdraw this offer, change or amend the print specification or these rules.

Assorted Types ~ Centaur

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The first in the ‘Assorted Types’ series of letterpress prints showcasing classic typefaces. Designed by Jim Williams, an award winning typographer & graphic designer who has a lifelong passion for the craft of typography and letterforms. He also has a keen interest and understanding of letterpress and teaches typography at Staffordshire University. Jim’s knowledge of typography and attention to detail is second to none. Constantly ‘tweaking’ his work until it is just perfect, kerning here, letterspacing there, a real perfectionist.

The prints have been lovingly printed to perfection on our vintage Heidelberg cylinder press onto 300gsm Somerset Velvet 100% cotton paper.

Limited to 100 prints and individually numbered and are available to purchase from our online store.

Follow Assorted Types on Twitter for updates, special offers and exclusive previews during the production of the next prints.

Jim holding the print

Jim inspecting the plate before printingThe type bed in action
Jim comparing ink density

Jim checking ink density
Inked plateDelivery of the printsJim numbering the printsDetail of the print

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.

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 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.

Letterpress Easter Egg Hunt

We will be having an Easter Egg Hunt on our blog over the Easter weekend. The first to find the hidden egg will win 100 letterpress business cards – completely free!

The hunts will be held on Good Friday, 22/04/2011 and Easter Sunday, 24/04/2011 at no specific time. The start of the hunts will be announced on Twitter. The egg will be a link hidden somewhere on this blog. Click the link and an email will open up, write your name and address on the email and click send. The first email to arrive in our special Easter inbox wins.

We will print your own design (you to supply print ready artwork) or you can choose to use a design from our range of our popular business cards.

Print Specification
100 business cards
85 x 55mm (landscape or portrait)
1 colour black / 1 side
425gsm 100% cotton paper
Print ready artwork supplied

Creating your artwork
The print area is 85 x 55mm, landscape or portrait. Artwork must be supplied as a print ready PDF or Illustrator .ai or .eps file format. Please ensure all fonts are converted to outlines. You can also supply a Photoshop .psd file, please don’t rasterize any fonts and include the font with your file. Spot colour only, no tints, shades or gradients.

SOME RULES ~ Please read!

  • The first email to arrive in our special Easter inbox will win.
  • We reserve the right to showcase the winning business cards on Twitter, our website & blog and other websites for promotional purposes. We will include credits and links where applicable.
  • This offer is open to anyone in any country, but delivery will only be to a UK postal address.
  • This offer cannot be used with any existing print orders.
  • The winner will be notified by email and Twitter.
  • The winner must agree to these terms.
  • Our decision is final.
  • We reserve the right to withdraw this offer, change or amend the print specification or these rules.

Posted: April 22nd, 2011 | Category: Twitter Treats
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1985 Business Cards

1985 letterpress business cards1985 letterpress business cards1985 letterpress business cards1985 letterpress business cards1985 letterpress business cardsWe printed these 2 colour, double-sided business cards for London based art director Richard Monk of 1985®. A bit of a thank you really after an interview we took part in for the CCCCareer website.

Richard’s design is strong and bold typography in black and grey and has printed really well on the 540 white board.

The job was part of our unique #LetterpressLive tweeting sessions on Twitter, where we tweet each stage of the process as it happens and is an insight into blush°° and the letterpress process. If you missed the session you can catch up on our Flickr pages.

Posted: October 20th, 2010 | Category: Business Cards
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Twitter Treat Letterpress Business Card Winner

Twitter Treat letterpress business card winnerTwitter Treat letterpress business card winnerTwitter Treat letterpress business card winnerTwitter Treat letterpress business cards winnerOur recent Twitter Treat has resulted in a superb business card. Will of Desypha was the lucky winner and had the fantastic opportunity to get his business card design letterpress printed for free. The print specs were simple – the card had to be 55 x 85mm and one colour black. We used 425gsm Saunders 100% cotton paper, a beautiful paper perfect for a deep impression.

If you would like receive special offers, news, freebies or the chance to enter our next Twitter treat be sure to follow us on Twitter!

Read more about the Twitter Treat

TwitterTreat ~ Free letterpress business cards

This TwitterTreat is now closed. The winner has been announced.
See the winning cards here.

Twitter Treat letterpress business cards winner

Our new Twitter Treat is the opportunity to bag yourself 100 free letterpress business cards. We have a press sheet gap coming up and we want to give one of our followers the chance to fill it with their design.

Your business cards will be printed on our vintage printing presses onto Somerset 300gsm 100% cotton paper. The ink colour is one colour – black. You will need to provide print ready artwork as a press quality PDF with all fonts converted to outlines.

PRINT SPECIFICATION
Print area = 85 x 55mm (landscape or portrait format)
1 x Ink colour = Black
Stock = Somerset 300gsm 100% cotton, White, Rough Textured
Quantity = 100
Artwork to be supplied via email as print ready PDF with all fonts converted to outlines.

We will randomly pick the winner from our list of followers at 5pm, Thursday 8th July 2010. The winner will be notified by DM on Twitter.

Here’s what you will need to do:

STEP 1
Follow us on Twitter!

STEP 2
Retweet this tweet

SOME RULES

  • The winner will be picked at random from our list of followers who have retweeted as above.
  • We reserve the right to reject the artwork if we feel it is not suitable and we will move down the list until we find a winner with suitable artwork.
  • We reserve the right to showcase the winning business cards on Twitter, our website & blog and other websites for promotional purposes. We will include credits and links where applicable.
  • This offer is open to anyone in any country.
  • This offer cannot be used with any existing print orders.
  • The winner must agree to these terms.
  • Our decision is final.
  • We reserve the right to withdraw this offer, change or amend the print specification or these rules.

This TwitterTreat is now closed. The winner has been announced. See the winning cards here.

April Twitter Treat Winner

April TwitterTreat WinnerApril TwitterTreat WinnerApril TwitterTreat WinnerCongratulations goes out along with her print to Magic Alice, winner of our recent Twitter Treat competition. She won her name hand set with vintage wood type and letterpress printed on our 117 year old treadle powered printing press.

To be in with a chance of entering our next Twitter Treat make sure you follow us on Twitter! Our next Twitter Treat will be announced shortly…

Twitter Treat: Your name in print

Whenever we get the urge we treat our Twitter followers by randomly selecting one lucky follower to receive letterpress goodies – absolutely free!

Win your name in print

Twitter Treats, win your name in print

Twitter Treats, win your name in print

Our latest Twitter Treat is another chance to win “your name in print”. Your name will be handset with old wood type and printed on our 117 year old treadle powered printing press onto 300gsm 100% cotton paper. You can even choose the ink colour! The image above shows our previous winner.

We will randomly pick the winner from our list of followers at 5pm, Friday 23 April 2010. The winner will be notified by DM on Twitter.

So to be in with a chance of winning, here’s what you need to do:

STEP 1
Follow us on Twitter!

STEP 2
Retweet this tweet

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED and the winner has been announced. Thank you to all who entered and don’t forget to watch this space for the next Twitter Treat!

Twitter Treat – “Your name in print”

Twitter Treats, win your name in printTwitter Treats, win your name in printTo celebrate reaching our 100th follower we are giving our followers to chance to win their name in print. Our 100th follower will win their name set in old wood type and letterpress printed in a colour of their choice onto 100% cotton paper (as shown above). This prize will be a one-off unique print, personalised for the winner.

To be in with a chance simply follow us on Twitter!

And the winner is…

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Posted: February 16th, 2010 | Category: Twitter Treats
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