Posts Tagged ‘custom duplex’

Plike Letterpress Cards

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Say hi to Yumi Asai. Yumi is a designer, and a pretty awesome one, I might add. Does some sweet work for Nooka too. Yumi designed these cards and wanted to use Plike for it’s rubbery plastic feel. If you haven’t used or felt Plike before, you should order some samples from Gruppo Cordenons. It’s a pretty unique paper. It doesn’t accept the best impression in the world as it does have a rubbery character, but it’s perfect when you’re looking for a different feel. Almost as if it’s supposed to be a part of Batman’s utility belt, or some futuristic Navy Seal suit. That could possibly be a little too far fetched, but you get the idea. It just feels cool.

These cards are printed one color, black, on 244lb Plike in White, a custom duplex.

Moonstone Letterpress Calling Cards

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

These business cards are a perfect example of how a simple design is really kicked up a notch when letterpress is brought into the mix. Mavis contacted us asking for us to recreate a calling card that was on Crane’s website. We loved the simple design, as well as the unique paper choice of Crane’s Moonstone Grey. The only downside (in our eyes) was the weight of the paper. We prefer a heftier paper stock, so we duplexed the 100# paper to create a heavy 200# business card. A heavier paper stock allows for heavier impression, which allows for the beauty of letterpress to shine.

Denim + Letterpress v2

Monday, September 21st, 2009

A while back we printed some cards for Kiya Babzani, and his wife, Demitra, decided she wanted some fancy letterpress cards of her own. Well it seems she has 1-up’d her husband unfortunately. We really enjoyed seeing this cards coming to life, as leprachauns riding unicorns paraded around the studio finishing the tasks like hand painting the edges red, and then tearing each label, then applying them one by one to each card. Okay, so maybe there weren’t leprachauns or unicorns, but don’t tell anyone as our reputation would be ruined.

We designed these cards for Demitra while trying to reflect her love (obsession) that she shares with her husband for denim. We printed a denim pattern over both sides of the cards in a nice contrasting blue, then printed the logos in metallic silver so they really stand out. The labels were then printed in metallic silver and red. The process was so worth it though, as the resulting card blows your mind. Oh, did I mention these were also custom duplexed paper from French Paper Co?

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.

Denim + Letterpress Business Cards

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Kiya Babzani owns several stores around the San Francisco area. From handmade Japanese denim to selvage edged shirts, Kiya can take care of you. We put together this design for him based on his somewhat insane obsession with denim and all things vintage. We printed the front side with a subtle denim texture in a deep navy blue, which slightly contrasts with the blue of the paper. We then printed silver metallic on top of that to give the information some pop. (more…)