July 6, 2016
SkySync Cards #BackToBusiness

After a long holiday weekend it can be hard to get back to business but if you run your own business you know that the work never stops.

Today's #BackToBusiness post features several ways to transform your business card into something that people will remember and even better, hold on to.

We designed these custom cards for SkySync to showcase their new branding. The blind pattern on the back is hypnotic, the angled lines catch the light differently and the outlined effect draws your eye to the logo.

The two-tone logo was complimented with a dark gray ink for the text and a neon orange edge color.

The diecut on the front of the card reveals the colored paper in the middle - the end result is a more 3D effect for the SkySync logo.

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July 1, 2016
Pony Friday #BackToBusiness

Let's get #BackToBusiness (just before the holiday weekend) with a new post showcasing business cards we printed for Pony Friday - a creative marketing and branding company based out of Calgary.

We love the use of bold, bright colors to express their one-of-a-kind aesthetic and philosophy behind their company marketing concepts. 

These cards pop from across the room - sure to be memorable with their clientele. 

Why are they called Pony Friday? You'll have to read the full post to find out.

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May 5, 2016
#B2B: Larssen and Amaral Colorplan Business Cards

The week is almost over but stop dreaming of the weekend and get #BackToBusiness with today's colorplan business cards we recently printed for international design consultancy Larssen & Amaral.

The cards were printed on several different Colorplan shades for a great way to brand each member of the team.

Read the full post for more details on the paper and process, photos, and a short video clip for a glimpse into the luxe shine of gold foil. 

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April 26, 2016
#BackToBusiness: Ben van Hook Stationery

Today's #BackToBusiness features a black gloss foil, blind letterpress, and black letterpress stationery set for Ben van Hook Pictures.

The card design has a great impression that carries over to their stationery for excellent branding.

Read the full post to see all the photos and more information on the paper and process. 

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April 4, 2016
#BackToBusiness: Erica Andersen

It's another case of the Mondays with a little bit of rainy day "blues". Specifically - Navy blue with some gold glimmer! Today we're showcasing the business cards we printed  for Erica Andersen. 

Erica Andersen is a former Art Director who blossomed into a Brand Manager and Web Developer.

Her business cards are a direct reflection of her personality and design flair - we love the whimsical nature of the front design coupled with the sleek & chic layout portrayed on the back of these cards. It's the perfect balance of sophisticated and fun!  

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January 18, 2016
The Vander Business Card Design

Its monday and time to get back to work! The start of the week is the perfect time to announce our newest business card design - Vander.

This design is part of our new business card collection (link) and it looks good no matter how your print it.

These were printed in three shades of foil (pearl, silver, and black) with matching paper stock.

We can't wait to release more of these designs but with wedding season in full swing you might just have to wait until next week!

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Vander Business Card Collection - Foil Options - Pearl, Silver, and Black Foil
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December 4, 2015
Introducing the Business Card Collection!

It's Friday! This week blew by - it started with a mile long to do list as we work through the holiday madness and is ending on great note as we share some exciting news ...

The business card collection is something we've talked about for a while and I'm happy to say it's finally here.

The first style we're releasing is Bouchard - shown here in different ink and foil options. The polka dot pattern (especially in foil) adds a rich texture to the card.

These designs can also be flat printed so there are lots of options for customizing.

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November 30, 2015
Letterpress Business Cards for Cyber Monday

If you subscribe to our newsletter you got an early heads up on this deal - which is why you should subscribe now.

For the rest of our blog readers, we're extending this deal through Cyber Monday (November 30th 11:59pm).

What's the deal?

250 letterpress business cards for ONLY $90!!

That's one kickass letterpress business card sale - read the full post for more details. Happy Holidays!

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November 16, 2015
#BackToBusiness: Alberto Alvarez

Its Monday and time to get #BackToBusiness. Today we take a look at business cards we recently designed for Alberto Alvarez of Fine Edge Flyers.

Fine Edge Flyers is a private transportation company that offers flight training and flight services in NY.

Their primary logo color is blue but we couldn't resist putting some shiny silver on the card to glitz it up.

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October 23, 2015
Illume Retreat Foil Notebooks

Happy Friday! I never know where the week goes, it just flies by.

We recently printed these custom notebooks for the Illume Retreat and next week is the big launch day.

The retreat is from October 26th to the 28th at the Travaasa Experiential Spa in Austin, TX.

These notebooks have a copper foil cover and were saddle stitched with 40 blank pages - perfect to fill with notes and doodles from the retreat.

We used Lettra cover and text weight to give the notebooks a luxury feel - there's nothing quite like cotton paper!

Read all about the printing and finishing in the full post.

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Illume Retreat - Custom Copper Foil Notebooks - Entire Set
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June 6, 2015
#BackToBusiness: Another Colour

#BackToBusiness is back and today we're featured a unique set of business cards we printed for Another Colour - a design studio from Sydney, Australia.

We love the use of Neenah Astrobrights in their branding - each employee has their own color and matching paper. 

The finished result was bright and gorgeous - its quite a collection of business cards.

Read the full post for more information on the paper and process and the Another Colour teams insight on the branding.

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#BackToBusiness - Another Colour - Silhouettes Closeup (more…)

May 5, 2015
#BackToBusiness: Marsais Photographie

The next installment of  the #BackToBusiness is here! Today's feature is a stationery suite we printed for Marsais Photographie (@Marsais).

The branding + design was done by B is for Bonnie. She has some great articles on her blog about creative businesses - check it out!

The entire stationery suite was given a soft look with the Pale Pink Arturo cover (260gsm) which was also complimented by the Rose Gold foil.

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Marsais Photographie Thank You Card - Rose Gold Foil on Pale Pink Arturo (more…)

April 22, 2015
Back to Business: Tattoos by Keith

Our "Back to Business" series is back! Today's feature are business cards + gift certificates we printed for Keith Ciaramello (@tattosbyKeith).

The two-color logo was designed by Joshua Smith (@Hydro74) and has some gorgeous intricate detail. Joshua's work is original and world famous - check out his portfolio.

The front of the business cards has the logo in two-color foil (red + gold) which accents the design. The back of the card has Keith's Tattoo shop information and blank spaces for appointment times.

We also printed a set of gift certificates with string & button envelopes. See more photos in the full post and a video of Keith's shop in Oceanside, New York.

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Back to Business Feature: Tattoos by Keith - Foil + Letterpress + Edge Coloring (more…)

April 16, 2015
Introducing Glitter Edge Coloring

Did you catch a glimpse of the silver glitter edge coloring we posted to instagram (@dolcepress) ?

Everyone asked to see more photos of the glitter finish so here they are! The glitter is a new finish we are now offering for business cards, stationery, and invitations.

Check out the post for all of the colors that are available - there's 14 different colors to pick from.

Looking for pricing? Submit a quote request online and we'll get back to you ASAP.

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April 6, 2015
New Business Cards

Check out the new projects we just posted to our WORK portfolio.

These new business cards span the range of what we do from 1 color letterpress to multicolor foil + letterpress and edge coloring. 

Tell us which new business card is your favorite!

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SkySync Business Cards - Letterpress and Foil and Edge Coloring
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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…)

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 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 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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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 23, 2013
Back to Business: Beach Riot

Get your sunglasses ready for the first post in our Back to Business series where we'll be posting creative business cards, new trends, corporate stationery and everything else you need to get business booming! Today we're featuring cards we printed for Beach Riot - a California based swimwear company.

The cards were printed on 600gsm Lettra in fluorescent white with black ink but its the edge coloring that makes these care pop! We finished them with a fluorescent pink that's so bright it actually glows. These cards are the perfect example of how amazing edge coloring is.

 

Here are the specs:

Size - 3.5" x 2"
Stock - 600gsm Duplexed Lettra
Printing - Letterpress
Fininshing - Pink Edging
Design - supplied by client 

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August 20, 2013
Stella Artois Note Cards

Today we're featuring a custom note card set we recently produced for Stella Artois. The notecards were letterpress printed in 3 colors with insanely-tight register to match the high end styling of the Stella brand.

To add some extra refinement to the finished pieces, we edge colored them in a metallic gold to match. Some other details: the cards were printed on 220# lettra, ink was vegetable-oil based, and the final size was A2 (4.25" x 5.5"). 

UPDATE: The cards were featured on the newly launched The Beauty of Letterpress blog by Neenah Paper (link).


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March 29, 2013
Thick isn’t just for letterpress

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

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March 23, 2013
Solid + Register + Knockout

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*

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March 18, 2013
Apple Green Edge Coloring

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.

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March 7, 2013
Non-Profit Stationery

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

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February 14, 2013
6 Color Business Card

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.

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January 14, 2013
Metallic Ink + Museum Board

Today we're featuring business cards we printed for Damon Shields, who runs a creative agency based in Philadelphia. Damon designed the  cards, which were printed on ultra thick archival museum board using metallic gold ink.

Normally we duplex stock to make it thicker but this stock is so thick we don't have to. Even though the paper is stiff, it takes a nice impression with no bruising on either side

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