Quite often we get clients who want a large solid color printed on their business cards. While some solids can work with letterpress (it depends on the design), sometimes its just best to go another way. These cards we recently printed for Jacob Pierce are a perfect example. The front of the cards had an normal amount of coverage so using letterpress wasn’t an issue, however Jacob wanted the entire back of his cards to be flooded with black ink.
Since there was no white on the back to show the impression, we decided to screen print the back of the card. Screen printing puts down quite a bit of ink so the black is completely opaque, which is more difficult with letterpress. The best part is that the texture of the cotton paper shows through the screen printing so both sides of the cards have the same texture.
We also edge painted these cards with a bright hot pink color to match the front. From any angle these card really stand out.
Jacob made use of quite a few fonts on his cards, the most interesting was the sketch font used in his email and phone number above. Since we letterpress print from polymer and magnesium plates, we can print any design (and font) you have on your computer.