Business cards so large they could be coasters.
Megan Kennedy was starting her event planning business back in 2010 when she first contacted us for business cards (Megan K. Events). As an event designer, Megan had a definite view of what the cards should look like. As she said in her first email she wanted, “a square card that is simple yet a bit edgy and contemporary”, and we think that the finished piece achieved it.
The business cards were letterpress printed on 220lb 100% cotton stock. Because we do both offset and letterpress people often ask about why letterpress printers are crazy about cotton stock. One of the reasons is that the thick stocks are quite soft and thus take a great impression. Other people think we can only print on cotton stock and its simply not true. We can print on anything that can be feed through the press, although the finished look may not look the photos above/below.
We worked with Megan through several iterations of layouts and designs for the business cards and finally settles on a 3″ square card. Two colors (Charcoal / Green) were letterpress printed on the front of the card. We really like the icons used on Megan’s cards, they look great pressed into the paper.
The last photo above (bottom-right) is a picture of the back of the card. We’re always really concerned how the backs turn out even if they’re not printed. Good deep impression letterpress shouldn’t emboss the back of the card. Next time you get a sample from a printer or a card from a client/friend flip the card over and take a look for yourself.