It's Summer time and wedding season is in full swing - the perfect time to show off a set of luxe menus we just printed for a Yacht excursion.
Designed by Julie from Lady J Creative, each piece highlights the different themed dinners with a combination of letterpress, flat printing, foil stamping, and edge coloring for a unique look.
A lot of work goes into each meal and its important for the menu to reflect that - you eat with your eyes first afterall!
Grab something to eat because you be salivating by the time you get through all four menus! Read the full post for more details on the process along with plenty of photos.
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.
We updated the shop over the weekend with a bunch of new thank you cards. There's a great mix of letterpress and foil cards so go check them out.
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We dropped new greeting cards into the shop overnight, so go take a peek.
Use code GETSOCIAL at checkout to get 35% off these new cards.
There's still time to grab our Laser Cut Skull greeting card for halloween!
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Halloween is fast approaching and today is the perfect day to share our brand new greeting cards.
We were inspired by the Day of the Dead and designed an ornate skull that was screaming to be laser cut.
The card, which is now available online (Halloween Skull), was laser cut out of black Neenah Astrobrights 65# cover stock.
We glued in a white sheet for each card to show off the laser cut design and make writing a spooky note easier.
It's always nice to say thank you and it's even better with custom note cards! We had a blast printing special thank you cards for Carrot Creative, a brooklyn based creative agency.
We mixed things up and foil stamped 2 variations, one in silver foil on green stock and the other in two color foil (orange + green metallic) on white stock.
Stock - Wasau Astrobrights Martian Green Cover, Strathmore Soft White Wove Cover
Size - A2 Folded (4.25" x 5.5")
Foils - Silver, Orange, and Green Metallic
Finishing - Scored / Folded
When was the last time you sent a handwritten note?
We wanted to showcase this set of cards we printed recently to demonstrate the difference between embossing and debossing. The artwork for both were identical, the only difference was how they were printed.
Embossing (top) is when the image is raised on the paper - think certificate or diploma. This is done with a die + counter and is done without ink or registered to foil. We use metal plates which are slightly more expensive but hold finer detail.
Debossing (bottom) is the effect that occurs with deep impression letterpress. The image or design is pressed into the paper and can be done with or without ink (blind). We print letterpress designs with photopolymer plates.
Check out all of the photos in the full post including some instagrams of embossing with a registered foil.
Just added to our work portfolio, a custom invitation we designed for Erin's sweet 16. The invite was a great mix of fun and sophistication with a classic layout that we tuned up with elements of purple.
We added a custom liner to match the invite with the same bowtie theme.
See more photos of the set in our portfolio: Bowtie Sweet 16
We have always had an affinity for the chartreuse and pool colors from Paper Source so when we saw that they combined those colors to create some really cool patterns, we couldn’t resist designing some personalized note cards around them. The letterpress stationery set includes an A2 folded card and two different lined envelopes. Email us (or post below) a picture of your favorite patterned pattern and see what we can create for you.
We wanted to start this week off with a great set of stationery we designed for 259 Strategies. The custom stationery set consists of business cards, letterhead, and folders. All of the pieces were letterpress printed in a combination of medium cool gray, process blue, and blind impressions. Oh and there is no such thing as too many photos … is there? (more…)
We wanted to share a few snapshots of a variety of edge colored cards from business cards to stationery and wedding invitations. We think its a great way to add a touch of color to your letterpress project. Almost any color can be painted on the edge of your cards from light pastels to bright neons and even dark colors like purple and black. Metallic colors can also be painted on the edges like the silver and gold metallic cards shown below. We can even match the edge color to the colors printed on your cards or stationery.
We had some fun with type and ink printing these custom tags for a gift basket.
Our friends at Bella Flora we’re giving out gift baskets this summer and needed tags for them. That’s where we came in, we worked with Jaime to design them and bring in fun elements through the use of type, styles, ink and the backing paper. Check out the photos of the tags and basket after the jump.
Custom Portfolio (CD) Cover for Vivian Doan Photography
Letterpress printing isn’t just for business cards and wedding invitations although you might think that if you look at our recent posts. All joking aside, while a lot of people use letterpress business cards, we’ve noticed a growing trend, letterpress promotional material.
We work with and print for a lot of creative people, but when it comes down to promoting your own work, businesses want something that will stand out. These CD covers for Vivian Doan are a great example of how to tie in letterpress with your promotional goods.