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Pantone 2747 is the perfect letterpress navy blue! These business cards were designed by and printed for Kathryn Weinstein, a NY based freelance graphic designer. A lot of people ask us how the process works so here’s how its done if you already have a design: Send us your design (jpg/pdf) and specs for a […]

Kathryn Weinstein Letterpress Cards

Pantone 2747 is the perfect letterpress navy blue!

These business cards were designed by and printed for Kathryn Weinstein, a NY based freelance graphic designer. A lot of people ask us how the process works so here’s how its done if you already have a design:

  1. Send us your design (jpg/pdf) and specs for a quote
    – Specs: quantity / colors / stock / size / finishing / more …
  2. We’ll send you a quote with a breakdown of prices
    – email works best because you’ll have all of the different costs on paper to decide what works best for your budget
  3. Once you decide what you want, send us the design files (Adobe Illustrator)
    – please include any fonts used in the design or convert it to outlines (how-to
  4. You’ll receive a PDF proof from us (approve it or send changes)
    – the proof is to ensure there was no file distortion and that all text is correct (double check for proper spelling)
  5. Once approved, your design will be broken apart and made into plates
    – don’t worry we promise not to damage your design!
  6. The paper is cut  to print your cards
    – this isn’t a job for your favorite pair of scissors, we use a computerized hydraulic cutter
  7. Your plates will finally meet the paper with the ink color specified
    – inks are custom mixed for each job using pantone base colors, so any color is possible. Even metallic and fluorescent inks!
  8. Once finished we will cut your cards down to size
    – the key here is to trim them down to the exact size specified and ensure square cuts
  9. The cards are packed up and shipped to you (we ship worldwide)
    – the difficult part now is waiting for the package to arrive … can you wait?

If you’d like us to design your business cards / invitations, give us a call or send us an email and we can help you get started.

Kathryn Weinstein Letterpress Cards

Getting back to the cards, Kathryn’s cards were letterpress printed on 110lb fluorescent white lettra. Since the cards were double sided, we duplexed the 110lb stock to create a 220lb card. Duplexing ensures a heavy impression on both sides with no push-through on either side.

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We mixed a really nice blue ink for these cards, Pantone 2747.

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And because we always love to look at our clients websites to see what they’ve done and what they’re doing, make sure to check out some of Kathryn’s work.