… and I was a photographer so I could use these cards!
Designing business cards for letterpress can be a challenging task. At its essence, any good design will provide a balance between information and style through the use of color, typography, and layout. With letterpress, its especially tough to balance all of these elements since its such a unique process but when you do get it right, you’ll know it.
We recently printed these business cards for Dave Richards, a photographer from Santa Monica, California. The colors on these cards really pop with cyan and black printed on both sides. The logo on the front and text on the back look great when printed together and since we used a thick cotton paper we were able to get a deep impression on both sides even though the designs overlap. Dave was also able to work cyan into the contact information on the front to break up the black text.
One thing to keep in mind when putting your design together is the number of colors (as each color is printed separately), single-sided or duplex printed, the amount of ink coverage, and the paper. When in doubt ask us, we’re happy to help!