Posts Tagged ‘Typography’

Olympics Calender

Olympics CalenderOlympics CalenderOlympics CalenderOlympics CalenderOlympics CalenderTo celebrate the 2012 Olympics Found and Charlotte Trounce collaborated to create this Olympic themed limited edition calender. We letterpress printed the A3 calender on our Heidelberg cylinder press onto 300gsm Somerset cotton paper in 2 colours. The hand drawn illustrations and typography transfer faithfully to letterpress. The prints are available to buy on the Found online store.

Paper Passionist

Paper PassionistPaper PassionistPaper PassionistDebbie is passionate about paper, really passionate. With her background in the paper industry she knows a thing or two about paper. We got a call from Debbie while she was over in New York for the Stationery Show, “Can you print my business cards for when I return in a couple of days for PG Live in London?” How could we resist! The paper was chosen, the type set and colours picked in no time and the next day it was on the press.

The cards are printed with coral ink and finished off with matching edge colour. There was only one paper choice for a paper passionist – the awesome 600gsm Cranes Lettra Flourescent White.

Abigail & Aled Wedding Invitation

Abigail & Aled letterpress wedding invitationAbigail & Aled letterpress wedding invitationAbigail & Aled letterpress wedding invitationAbigail & Aled letterpress wedding invitationHere’s another wedding invitation from our archives. Featuring hand drawn elements and a beautiful beautiful choice of colours. Letterpress printed on 425gsm cotton paper.

Designed by Aled Lewis.

Delaine & Adam Wedding Stationery

Letterpress wedding invitationLetterpress wedding invitationLetterpress wedding invitationLetterpress wedding RSVPLetterpress wedding RSVPLooking through our archives we came across this beautiful wedding invitation and RSVP we printed for Delaine & Adam Coppack. An elegant use of typeface and colour. Letterpress printed 2 colours both sides on 300gsm cotton paper. Designed by Adam Coppack.

Emma Hooton Business Cards

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Posted: April 17th, 2012 | Category: 2 Passes, Business Cards
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Bauer Bodoni Letterpress Print

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No Thank You

No Thank You letterpress business cardSøren Ragsdale came to us to create and print this simple card.

Here’s Søren’s brief:
I’d like to order a set of business cards that just say “No Thank You” in a clean, serifed script. I’ve just moved to London where there are a ton of people trying to hand me flyers. I’d like to have something to hand back to them.

I wonder if the people who receive them keep them or just throw them away? Either way, what a great idea!

Letterpress printed black 1/0 on Cranes Crest 365gsm, 100% cotton. Dimensions: 85 x 55mm.

How small can you go?

Small typeWe are often asked what’s the smallest point size letterpress can print. Well hopefully this will give you a good idea of how small we can go.

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

Take the Proverbial Letterpress Prints

A4 letterpress printsLetterpress printingLemonsLemonsLetterpress printingLetterpress printingGill McColl of Take the Proverbial came to blush°° to letterpress print these two quotes. The hand drawn typography transferred faithfully from digital artwork to photopolymer plate to tactile letterpress print.

We printed the posters on our Heidelberg KSBA cylinder. The impression strength of the cylinder ensured a consistent and deep print evenly into the cotton paper across the whole print area. The prints were printed on 300gsm Somerset 100% cotton paper. Spot colours were provided for each A4 print.

Affordable letterpress business cards are here!

250 letterpress business cards only £59

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Pointing hand, printers hand, index or manicule letterpress business card

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.

Browse the full range and order online now!

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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.

Black & White Letterpress Business Card

Black & White Letterpress Business Card
Black & White Letterpress Business Card
Black & White Letterpress Business CardBold typography letterpress printed deep into a heavy 700gsm white Colorplan is a stunning combination.

These business cards for Gabrielle Imerson, Creative Director at Public are bold and powerful. The cards were trimmed to 80 x 60mm, a little wider than a standard business card makeing the 700gsm board feel somehow bigger.

Specification:
Dimensions 60 x 80mm, black ink, 700gsm Colorplan Pristine White, letterpress printed on our heidelberg platens. Designed by Public.

Posted: August 27th, 2010 | Category: 1 Pass, Business Cards
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White & Grey Duplex Letterpress Wedding Stationery

White & grey Duplex letterpress wedding stationeryLetterpress wedding stationeryWhite & grey Duplex letterpress wedding stationeryLetterpress wedding stationeryLetterpress Order of Service coverContemporary yet very classy this fantastic design by the art director (and the groom) Chris Hannah, looks stunning letterpress printed onto white and dark grey 540gsm Colorplan Duplex.

Careful consideration was given to the type of stock in order to enhance the elegance of this design. The monochromatic palette adds to the elegance of the design and the Order of Service which simply has four of the symbols from the design debossed onto Somerset 300gsm, 100% cotton paper, compliments it beautifully. The invitations were finished with rounded corners.

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.

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White & Blue Duplex Letterpress Wedding Invites

Duplex letterpress wedding invitationDuplex letterpress wedding invitationDuplex letterpress wedding invitationDuplex letterpress wedding invitationWhilst going through our archives earlier today we came across this beautifully simple design by the groom. After suggestions for paper we decided on a white/blue duplex board with blue ink mixed to match the board.

Posted: July 27th, 2010 | Category: 1 Pass, Duplex, Wedding Stationery
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Chrysanthemum Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Chrysanthemum letterpress wedding invitationChrysanthemum letterpress wedding invitationChrysanthemum letterpress wedding invitationChrysanthemum letterpress wedding invitationLetterpress menuEmily 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.

Cotton & Gold Letterpress Wedding Stationery

Cotton & gold letterpress wedding stationeryCotton & gold letterpress wedding stationeryCotton & gold letterpress wedding stationeryCotton & gold letterpress wedding stationeryCotton & gold letterpress wedding stationeryCotton & gold letterpress wedding stationeryA beautiful combination of a swirling typeface, gold ink, cotton paper and letterpress printing resulted in this wedding stationery. Designed by Julia carefoot of Glorious Creative in Manchester and supplied by email for us to print. Julia looked into papers at the early stages of the project and had chosen a smooth board which we felt was not thick enough to enable us to achieve a deep impression on both sides of the cards. We advised Julia to go with a heavier pure cotton paper, Saunders 425gsm.

Wedding invitation, information card and a thank you card letterpress printed in gold ink on both sides of A6.

1966 World Cup Final Letterpress Print

England 4 - Germany 2 Letterpress PosterAbout to run the second colourAbout to run the third colourEngland 4 Germany 2Letterpress poster detailEngland v GermanyTo mark England’s first game in this years World Cup we printed the greatest score in english football history. Hand set antique wood and metal type and printed on our Vandercook proofing press in black, red and blue. The old wood type creates a beautiful deep impression into the soft pure cotton paper.

Dimensions: 375 x 275mm
Somerset Soft White 100% cotton 300gsm

The prints are £15 each with free delivery and are available to buy from our online shop. Only a limited run.

1 Colour Business Cards

1 colour business card1 colour business card1 colour business card1 colour business cardJohn Henry called on blush°° to print his business cards. We discussed which papers would be most suitable as he wanted a really deep impression. After seeing John’s artwork we recommended Saunders 425gsm. A beautiful soft white cotton paper heavier than the average business card but not too thick to take up too much room in his wallet!

Getting the right amount of ink was critical for this design. We had to have enough coverage for the block at the top of the card without over inking the finer typography at the bottom.

Dimensions: 55 x 85mm
Letterpress printed on our vintage printing presses.
Designed by John Henry Donovan Tel: +353.86.8881880

This card has been featured on Card Observer and was also Card of the Month for June on CardNerd – thanks!