November 20, 2013
Back to Business: Timeless Business Cards

Our latest installment in our "Back to Business" series features letterpress business cards for Timeless Luxury Watches in Texas.

The business cards feature a beautiful watch face gear design letterpress printed in metallic silver ink. Solid impression on both sides without bruising gives the cards a high end look and ties in with the luxury watches they sell.

The back of the card has a clean layout which makes it easy to read. Don't clutter your business card with text, put the most important details like address, phone number, and website.

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Timesless Luxury Watches Letterpress Business Cards - Gear Closeup (more…)

November 11, 2013
Thank You for the Holidays

We updated the shop over the weekend with a bunch of new thank you cards. There's a great mix of letterpress and foil cards so go check them out.

Here's a full list of the new additions:
Mr. + Mrs. Thank You
Many Thanks Card
Nest Thank You
Cameo Thank You
Anchor Thanks
Grape Vine Note Card
Mehndi Thank You
Seashell Thank You

Don't forget to signup for our newsletter to get special deals + first dibs on the newest stuff!

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Mr. + Mrs. Foil Letterpress Thank You Card

October 25, 2013
Kickass Business Card Sale!

You we're probably sleeping when we announced this kickass letterpress business card deal, so here's your chance to get in on the action.

The sale is on letterpress business cards printed with black ink on 110lb Fluorescent White Lettra. Best part: you can submit any design or have us design it for you.

You can purchase letterpress business cards in our shop. Hurry up because the sale ends October 31st @ 11:59PM!

To get a quote on custom business cards, submit your information here: contact us.

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250 Letterpress Business Cards for $90 - SALE! (more…)

October 22, 2013
Let’s get social!

We dropped new greeting cards into the shop overnight, so go take a peek.

The new cards:
You're my lovebug
Sorry I missed it
The Queen Bee
Whale always love you
Thinking of you
Out of this world
Nuts about you

Use code GETSOCIAL at checkout to get 35% off these new cards.

There's still time to grab our Laser Cut Skull greeting card for halloween!

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Thinking of you Letterpress Greeting Card (more…)

October 21, 2013
Dribbble That! Giveaway

We're stoked to announce a business card collection and we're kicking the first design off with a giveaway. It's a dribbble exclusive, so head over to our Dribble page to get the details.

The design is rendered to the right on fluorescent orange stock with gold foil and can be customized with any initial or custom logo.

Read more about the contest details here:
Business Card Giveaway

We'll be adding to the stock designs every week so check back for more giveaways and designs.

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Dolce Press - Foil Business Card Design (more…)

October 18, 2013
Letterpress vs. Foil

We're asked about the difference between letterpress and foil stamping all the time. After we printed these cards for Wes Schulz of Dreams Collide we knew they were  perfect to illustrate the difference.

Foil Stamping (on the right) uses a metal plate  with heat to imprint foil onto paper.  Foil comes in a variety of shades including golds and silvers as well as a blues, greens, reds and lots of colors in between. We also have pigment (without the shine) and specialty foils like holographic and scratch off.

Letterpress (on the left) uses a plastic plate along with ink to create a debossed effect. There are more choices when it comes to ink color and if a pantone color doesn't exist, we mix it from scratch. Ink colors also include metallics (e.g. gold, bronze, copper, silver, etc.) and fluorescents.

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Dreams Collide Tattoo - Foil + Letterpress

October 16, 2013
Wedding Wednesday: Hampton Bays

This week we're thrilled to debut our Hampton Bays invitation suite - the newest addition to our wedding collection.

The trifold invite includes the events on the middle panel, and the accommodations and rsvp (tear-off) on the last panel. The Hampton Bays program is a 6-page fan with gold grommets - flat printing makes them an affordable option for wedding programs.

Check out more photos of the suite here:
Wedding Collection | Hampton Bays

The suite also includes two-sided coasters, hip sunglasses escort cards, a custom letterpress map, and more.

The thank you card that's part of the suite is now available in our shop:
Sunburst Thank You

2013 Wedding Collection - Hampton Bays - Entire Suite (more…)

October 10, 2013
Dia De Los Muertos Laser Cut Card

Halloween is fast approaching and today is the perfect day to share our brand new greeting cards.

We were inspired by the Day of the Dead and designed an ornate skull that was screaming to be laser cut.

The card, which is now available online (Halloween Skull), was laser cut out of black Neenah Astrobrights 65# cover stock.

We glued in a white sheet for each card to show off the laser cut design and make writing a spooky note easier.

Happy Halloween!

Dia De Los Muertos laser cut greeting card - Happy Halloween

October 8, 2013
Back to Business: Color Concept Theory

In our latest installment of the Back to Business series, we're sharing a four-color letterpress business card for Color Concept Theory.

The cards had a pretty mix of 3 custom PMS colors + a blind deboss on the front and the same 3 spot colors on the back - we had a fun time mixing all of them!

We repurposed elements that were part of the original logotype and made the custom pattern for the front of the cards. The pattern adds a nice texture to the cards when printed.

Here are the specs:
Size - 3.5" x 2"
Stock - 600gsm Duplexed Lettra
Printing - Letterpress - 4 colors
Press - Heidelberg Windmill
Design - Logo supplied by client

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Color Concept Theory Business Cards - Letterpress

October 2, 2013
Wedding Wednesday: Floral Park

We're loving this new invitation suite that's part of our wedding collection. The Floral Park suite is printed in 3 bright colors (yellow, orange, and pink) which we continued throughout the suite.

Check out more photos of the suite here:
Wedding Collection | Floral Park

The suite also includes a square booklet with pink eyelet, letterpress reception and RSVPs, thank you cards, and a custom map.

Love the thank you cards? They are available as part of our everyday collection for sale in the shop:
Fall Floral Thank You 


October 1, 2013
Back to Business: Metroform Cards

For our Back to Business spotlight this week we're featuring cards we designed for design and construction firm, Metroform.

They wanted to include a list of all the things they do from pre-construction to custom furniture so we designed a pattern utilizing all of the words - a jigsaw puzzle for designers!

We created a short stop-motion film of the cards so you can see every word on the front of the business card and howthe pattern changes based on how you hold it.

Here are the specs:
Size - 3.5" x 2"
Stock - 600gsm Duplexed Lettra
Printing - Letterpress - 3 colors
Fininshing - Green PMS Edging
Design - Dolce Press

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September 28, 2013
What’s Up This Week / 8

The cat's out of the bag, the new press we teased about on instagram (and on last weeks What's Up post) is finally here. A lot of people guessed right, it's a Heidelberg KS Cylinder.

The press came out of a small shop and was still being used by the original owner for printing.

So why a cylinder press? We're no strangers to cylinder presses, we love our Vandercook Universal III's! While the Heidelberg Windmill is the workhorse of the letterpress world, the KS (and the entire line of Heidelberg Cylinders) packs a big punch - literally.

A cylinder press prints one line of the form at a time while a platen press prints the entire form with a single impression. Top that off with 4 form rollers and you've got a the equivalent of a letterpress genie!

To keep busy while we're prepping for the inaugural print run, check out these Heidelberg manuals:
Heidelberg Cylinder Operation Manual
Heidelberg Cylinder Supplemental Manual
Heidelberg - Hints for the Pressman



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