Posts Tagged ‘edge painting’

Letterpress Business Cards on French

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

This is one of my favorite cards at the moment. Peter Gaillard did a wonderful job designing these cards and selecting colors that work perfect together. He also does some pretty snazzy design and photography as well. Be sure to check out his site.

These cards are printed on a custom duplexed 200lb French Construction in Steel Blue. It’s a two color print, dark brown and red. These cards also have teal edge painting, which really makes them pop.

Executive Letterpress Business Cards

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Meet Michael Allen. Michael is over at allensearch.com. An executive search firm located in Ohio. Michael approached us looking for a business card that really stood out from an ordinary business card, but captured the simplistic, minimalistic style of his brand mixed with the company’s elite and professional character. Michael, meet the letterpress business card.

These letterpress business cards were designed here at Fresh Impression, using a simple grid or spacing pattern and the Helvetica typeface. They were designed to match the character of allensearch.com. We had originally proposed a charcoal gray paper with silver metallic ink, but Michael was drawn to the thickness and texture of Lettra. As most are. So, we printed these in one color, black, on Crane’s 220lb Lettra in white. The cards were then edge painted black.

These are great looking letterpress business cards, and I believe they capture the ideology of his business very well. We’re brewing up some other projects with Michael. So stay tuned.

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?