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.
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This wedding invitation set was designed by the bride-to-be herself, Silvan Harnik. She kept the design simple and affordable with a 1 color print, but added a nice flare with the custom oval die-cut that really makes the set stand out.
The wedding invitations are 2 sided. We printed the front and back separately on 110lb white 100% cotton paper, duplexed, and then die-cut. The response cards are 1 sided on 110lb white 100% cotton. The envelopes are matching cotton stock with the return address printed on the flap for the invitations, and the mailing address printed on the front for the response card envelopes.
Letterpress wedding invitations are a classical and unique approach. The tactile response and heavier weight from letterpress invites adds a special buzz to your special day. Keeping the design 1 color is a great way to keep the costs under budget.
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.