Posts Tagged ‘free design’

Free + Letterpress business cards = Awesome

Monday, November 30th, 2009

We apologize for neglecting the blog lately… but we have been busy so stay tuned for some new posts. Some of ya’ll might remember a while back we had a drawing on PCBdaily.com for some free business cards. The lucky winner was Scott Pittman who is an aspiring photographer. He does some amazing work and hopefully these cards will catapult him to success!

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?

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.

Free Design Services!

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Free Pie (Design Services)

That’s right, we’re currently offering FREE design services with every order!

Now, don’t get too excited. We aren’t going to paint you the next Mona Lisa, and we’re not going to design you a brand identity for a multi-billion dollar corporation. What are are going to do though is offer up our creative services to design your next business cards, wedding invitation sets, flyers, special event invitations or tickets, product labels, ect ect ect… absolutely, positively free with every order for the entire month!

Why are we giving this stuff away you ask? Well, we’re new to the online letterpress world. This is simply our way of saying hello, just like new neighbors did waaaaay back in the day with hot apple pie!

So, here you go. Enjoy your pie! It won’t be here for long!

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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