April's TypeCard is here! We worked with Christian Pimentel, a Dominican Republic based graphic designer and artist to create a Titanic Remembrance Day card. The card was hand lettered by Christian with the words, "I Will Never Let Go".
We opted for a folded card this month, the finished piece was 4Bar, the perfect size for a little note! For the ink we hand mixed an arctic blue ice ink and added a touch of silver. As always these cards ship free with every order in the month of April so keep a lookout for them.
Titanic Remembrance Day is April 15th, and this year marks the 101st year since the fatal collision. Check out more information on the RMS Titanic here.
You can download a photo of the card to use as a background here.
Happy Friday! We recently printed business cards for The Happy Cloud designed by Cainkade and thought they were perfect to share on the blog. Why? A lot of people think that the only way to get nice thick business cards is to go letterpress.
For these cards, they wanted a smooth satin finish and that's something digital printing is perfect for. To give the cards extra weight, we duplexed two sheets of Neenah classic crest together to get a 600gsm business card.
See more photos of the cards in our portfolio: The Happy Cloud
We wanted to share these business cards we printed for Franck Sikorski because they're a great example of solid coverage and tight registration.
The red and gray overprint each other and the knockout in both the red and gray creates a faux-emboss effect (the white part of the print appears embossed instead of debossed).
Designing for letterpress with knockouts can create a unique effect, if you have questions on what works or doesn't post it in the comments or send us your design.
See more photos in our portfolio: Franck is Free*
One of our biggest questions with Brides that visit our shop is: "What can we customize on an invitation?"
Our answer always is anything! We wanted to share these two unique invites which are variations on our Hydrangea wedding suite. We changed almost everything from the ink colors and paper stock, to the florals, and typefaces.
The first invite for Bonnie and Aish used a palm tree for their destination wedding and on the second one we created a three-color sunflower design. The floral choices don't end there, with thousands of different flowers which one is your favorite?
Today we're sharing business cards we printed for Mac Reviewcast, an Apple podcast that reviews hardware, software, and websites. The cards demonstrate the pop that edge coloring can add to any business card.
The cards were printed on Arturo, a fine european made paper perfect for letterpress. The stock takes a beautiful impression and its thick edges are perfect edge coloring. The 3D Mac Reviewcast logo is captured quite nicely in 2 colors and the impression lends dimension to the look.
To see more photos of the cards, check out our portfolio: Mac Reviewcast.
When it comes to invitations, more options are always better. We recently finished these invitations for Leslie & Sean (designed by Design23) which were flat printed, an affordable way to print invitations without sacrificing quality.
The suite consisted of an invite, reply, and accommodations card. Since flat printing is a digital process you can print as many colors as you want, unlike letterpress which is typically limited to 3 colors.
The entire suite was backed in blue paper which gives them a custom look. For more information on flat printing and pricing, contact us.
Just added to our work portfolio, a custom invitation we designed for Erin's sweet 16. The invite was a great mix of fun and sophistication with a classic layout that we tuned up with elements of purple.
We added a custom liner to match the invite with the same bowtie theme.
See more photos of the set in our portfolio: Bowtie Sweet 16
We design and print for a big variety of companies from Fortune 500's to single-person startups and the common theme among them all is the passion they have for what they do. It's an added treat when you get to work for people who love to help others and that's what non-profit Inspire Bright does.
We designed a custom stationery set which includes: Letterhead, Business Cards, Note Cards, Stickers, and Buttons. Everything was flat printed which keeps the cost down, but the trick is using quality paper so the finished pieces have a great look / feel.
See more photos of the suite in our portfolio: Inspire Bright
A new custom wedding invitation is the perfect way to end the week. We designed these orange and navy colored invitations for Tracy and Edward, which includes a mounted invite, response card, and matching envelopes.
The ceremony and reception was held at Atlantis Marine world, an aquarium located on the east end of Long Island, NY. The fall wedding made the blue and orange color combination a perfect choice.
See more of the photos of this suite in our wedding portfolio: Tracey + Edward
Check out the newest wedding invitation we added to the website. We designed these invitations for Sabrina and George for their vineyard themed wedding in the Fingerlakes (upstate NY). Ithaca, NY is home to numerous wineries - which are part of the fingerlakes wine trail - and the bride and groom wanted their invitations to reflect that.
The invite was designed to look like a wine label and was letterpress printed on Neenah Lettra with gold foil accents. The tree was hand drawn by the brides mom and gives the invitation a personal touch.
See more photos of the wedding suite in our catalog (Sabrina & George).
We decided to change things up this week and share some of the invitations we're working on.
The week started with an invitation suite that came with its own hastag (#atwed). These pieces were printed on Arturo stationery in soft white, pale pink, celadon, and pale blue and finished off with edge coloring.
We also printed invites designed by @deannebedier and a letterpress seashell invitation (Jina Paik) in purple ink. We also designed and printed sweet 16 invitations featuring a classic purple bow.
It's not every day that a customer asks you to print a 6 color business card. Because letterpress is a single color process, most cards we print range from 1 to 3 colors to keep cost down. To keep the appearance of the business cards consistent with the rest of the branding, we printed 5 unique pantone colors and black ink (the 6th).
All of our inks are mixed by hand so we've got Pantone matching down to a science. We've even picked some of our favorite handbags from the Carine Letessier collection, check them out after the break.