Chris Kilkus Letterpress Stationery
BUSINESS
Business cards and note cards all done letterpress with a touch of edge coloring. We have some really neat letterpress stationery to feature on the blog today. We were thrilled to work with the designers at Brand-Envy on these pieces for Chris Kilkus. Chris is an amazing photography based in NY and LA whose work […]

Chris Kilkus Letterpress Suite

Business cards and note cards all done letterpress with a touch of edge coloring.

We have some really neat letterpress stationery to feature on the blog today. We were thrilled to work with the designers at Brand-Envy on these pieces for Chris Kilkus. Chris is an amazing photography based in NY and LA whose work spans fashion, lifestyle, and entertainment – you can check out his work at Kilkus.com. See all of the photos and more details about the production of the cards after the break.

Chris Kilkus Letterpress Suite

The project started with raw 110lb crane’s lettra in fluorescent white. The double-sided aspect of the business cards meant that we printed each side on 110lb weight stock and then duplexed them together. We did the same for the note cards even though they were only 1-sided.

The team at Brand Envy worked with Christopher to design and layout the business cards to match the styling of the brand used on Chris’ website.

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The business cards feature the logo prominently on the front, printed in a dark gray ink. The logo uses a sans-serif with some tweaks to the typeface to elongate the legs of K and the ascender of H. The text was also distressed to give it added texture.

Chris Kilkus Letterpress Suite
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The back of the business cards featured a prominent yellow-orange stripe on top of which we printed contact information in the same dark gray ink as the front. We cut down the cards, rounded the corners, and edge colored them to match the yellow stripe.

We also printed a matching set of note cards in a #10 size (3 7/8″ x 9 1/4″).

Chris Kilkus Letterpress Suite
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The note cards were single sided but to keep the back of the card clean we printed them on 110lb stock and then duplexed it. The front of the cards feature the logo and signature yellow stripe. We round cornered these cards as well with an 1/8″ die.

Finally the edge coloring, which we think is the highlight of this job. Below a photo of the note cards shows the yellow printing that bleeds off the edge of the stock and the yellow edge coloring which was done to match it.

Chris Kilkus Letterpress Suite
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We also edge colored the business cards, which had a similar bleed of the yellow stripe. The edge coloring was key to this job, and really helps to accent the design in so many ways. We’re proud to offer a wide range of finishing techniques and really emphasize their hand-done nature.

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Chris Kilkus Letterpress SuiteChris Kilkus Letterpress Suite

For more information on our Long Island based print shop and design studio, email us at contact@dolcepress.com. For clients interest in visiting the studio, the shop is open by appointment for consultations and tours, please call 631-319-6639.