A special coaster for March orders


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A letterpress coaster celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. We recently finished printing our third type card and wanted to share the photos of their production. In case you don’t know what our type cards are, they’re a monthly letterpress edition that celebrates a special day (This month is St. Patrick’s Day) using a unique typeface(s). Our […]

A letterpress coaster celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.

We recently finished printing our third type card and wanted to share the photos of their production. In case you don’t know what our type cards are, they’re a monthly letterpress edition that celebrates a special day (This month is St. Patrick’s Day) using a unique typeface(s). Our last two cards celebrated Valentine’s Day and The New Year. Check out all of the photos after the break …

This ink color is going to be sweet! #mixingink #shamrock #marchMixing shamrock green ink for the march design of our monthly type card.

Heres the 3 inks I'm using to get shamrock green. #mixingink Got all the inks measured out and ready to mix. Here's the green ink all mixed and ready to go. #vandytime The writing is on the ink. A hint for what our march type card will celebrate. #letterpress Put the plate on the Vandercook and got the ink setup. #letterpress #shamrock Photopolymer plate for March's type card celebrating St. Patrick's day. #letterpress
Photopolymer close up. I'm in love with this celtic font. The first print hot off the press for March's letterpress type card. Our March letterpress type card celebrating St. Patrick's Day. A close up of the shamrock and typeface we used for this month's letterpress card. All that's left is to diecut these bad boys and turn them into coasters. One last close up of the new letterpress coasters we printed.

Who doesn’t love a good ink mix? We picked what we thought was the perfect shamrock green ink (PMS 355U), which included Pantone Green and Yellow bases with a hint of Pantone Black. The coasters were printed on 110lb Lettra in Fluorescent White on a Universal III Vandercook and die-cut on a 12×18 Craftsman C&P.

The design got started when we came across a unique typeface in Lewis Day’s Alphabets Old and New. We were excited to discover that type designer Nick Curtis (MyFonts – Creative Characters Interview) had converted the typeface into a digital font known as Ye Olde Block NF. We mixed in some celtic elements and knots and a few shamrocks for good luck and a letterpress coaster was born.

 

 
  Saint Patrick's Day letterpress coaster

Place your order from today through March 31st to pickup one of these coasters when your order ships. We’ve got a special announcement for next month’s type card so stay tuned later this week for more details.