Posts Tagged ‘blind impression’

Lotus Design Letterpress Cards

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Lotus Design is an art, sculpture, and framing company with an eye for exquisite taste. They approached us to design a simple and elegant business card using their lotus flower icon. The lotus flower icon works well in a negative box with letterpress printing. Which allows the flower to be raised from it’s background. An outline stroke was then used on the same icon which was then duplicated in a circular fashion to create the top view of a lotus flower that is used for the blind impression.

We letterpress printed these cards on Bright White Reich Savoy 118lb cover with a light brown ink. Followed up with a blind impression (printing without ink). I love them, they love them, and I’m sure the people on the receiving end will love them too.

Interisland Terminal meets letterpress

Friday, December 18th, 2009

We were approached, quite a while back, by Interisland Terminal to print their beautifully designed cards, but we have been quite busy and have neglected the blog. We loved the design and knew they would be a perfect candidate for letterpress. The cards are 1 color in a nice charcoal grey paired with a blind impression for the logo. The combination provides a unique business card with just a bit of mystery because of the blind impression.

This job is a perfect example of how you can save costs with letterpress by printing more than 1 set at a time. We were able to run these cards 6-up, which reduces the press time and therefore reducing the cost to the customer.

Slip & Soda Letterpress Business Cards

Friday, September 18th, 2009

When we first heard from Slip & Soda, a ceramics company in New Mexico, asking about some new business cards, we instantly loved the look they were going for. It was clean, classic, and it was square. The logo translates perfectly into letterpress with nice thick fluid letters and those wonderful small little circles. We printed these cards on 111lb 20% cotton stock. It provides a nice firm impression, with a beautiful texture over the whole paper. We pantone matched the inks where we printed 1 color on the front, and then 1 color with a blind impression on the back.

We really enjoy working with other designers to print their artwork. If anybody has a design they might want quoted for letterpress printing, please feel free to ask! We are here to help and with our obsession for design, we love to see what other designers can come up with.

Vertical business cards are the new black

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Commercial Real Estate agent Eric Rafia e-mailed us with a pretty sweet business card design he already had and said ‘I want something new’. On the first reply e-mail, my finger tapped the ‘A’ key after his name, and I hit send before I noticed it. Yes, I called Eric a woman right off the bat without noticing it. Luckily he was a good sport and didn’t run off. We worked with him and redesigned his business card and we think we did a pretty good job. We flipped the standard orientation on its side which created a unique card that people will certainly remember. He really liked the ‘blind impression’ he had seen on a few other cards, and he wanted that tied into his own card. We printed his cards with 1 color and then 1 blind impression on the oh-so-lovely Crane Lettra in the extra sturdy 220# weight in Flo White. This allowed for an amazing sculptural impression without any show through on the back of the card.

Simple and Clean Letterpress Cards

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Larry Wong, a Structural Engineer, came to us seeking a simple, clean, and minimalist letterpress business card. However, he came to appreciate the idea of a blind impression. Which is where we print a form without ink. The blind impression adds a great touch of detail to his business card. Bringing it just over minimal type classification.

The cards are 2 color ink with a blind impression on 110lb Lettra flo white.

Here’s more photos for you viewing pleasure.

Paper Paper Everywhere

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Photographer extraordinaire and all around amazing person, Johnna Brynn e-mailed us a couple months ago about a sample request. She had found us through a blog where one of our client’s cards were featured and she decided to give us a ring. Thanks to our amazing good looks and wit, we won her over… or maybe it was the free design services? Who knows.

She was in the middle of rebranding her photography business and needed to make a strong statement with her stationary, so what better way to do that than with some fantastic letterpress goodies to hand to her clients?

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Grant Michaels Goes Blind

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

I don’t think there is a word that better describes this client than Renaissance Man. If I get all of these right, he is a photographer, kitchen/bath designer, CAD engineer, and web developer. Needless to say, he keeps busy.
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Mediarite Creative Part 1

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

Mediarite Creative

The first phase of these cards turned out pretty great. It’s currently a 1 sided, 3 color design including a reverse blind impression of the phone number. These cards are actually meant to be 2 sided on custom duplexed paper and 5 different colors overall, but we haven’t gotten the black paper in yet. Keep posted for Part 2 to seehow the final design comes out.

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