Posts Tagged ‘Letterpress Business Cards’

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.

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.

Center Stage the Letterpress Way

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Eric is an ultra minimalist at heart. He came to us seeking a classic yet powerful letterpress business card. Anything classic definitely calls for an off-white paper. Eric chose the font, Copperplate Gothic. Which is absolutely a classic font, especially for letterpress, that dates back to 1901. It has a strong chiseled look that produces a crisp image when printed on a letterpress.

We printed these cards on 220lb Pearl Lettra, a 100% cotton paper, and inked it with 100% pure black. These cards may be super simple, but it’s a classic look that really lets the beauty and character of letterpress printing shine bright. And hey, it’s also very cost efficient. 1 color letterpress printing isn’t going to make your wallet shrivel up, and your design can range from super simple to complex. Although, sometimes you don’t need a fancy design or the triple duplexed, double run, 4 color, 2 sided, painted edged, custom die-cut card with Star Wars hologram to get your point across (though I am actually working on the hologram part as we speak).┬áThese cards, with their simple, clean, and classic look, get the job done just as well.

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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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…)

Letterpress Business Cards for an Architect

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Tom McElroy is an architect located in San Francisco, California. He found us online, and placed an order with us immediately based on the fact that we’re so awesome. Ok ok… that’s not what he said. He liked our prices, but we’re still a little awesome…

Tom is a minimalist. We designed these cards for him through his direction. We offered up some pretty creative ideas, but it came down to the simplest in nature. These letterpress business cards are two color and printed on 80# kraft paper. We had some awesome kraft chipboard in mind, but it was too thick for Tom’s liking. We had our worries about the thinner stock, but we found out that it works just fine. Tom, what can we say. You’re the awesome one. You were our first official online customer, and we greatly thank you for your business.

Sweet and Simple

Monday, May 25th, 2009

We printed these cards with the initial statement of ‘Have you seen Oceans Eleven?’ Evidently, Daniel Ocean hands out a calling card with only his name and a simple black border around the card. Unfortunately, these lawyers needed more information on their card than just their name, but it still came out great. They wanted a simple, but classy business card, so we decided upon a hefty 220# Crane Lettra stock, with black and silver metallic ink. The silver adds just a little subtle bit of x-factor when you catch it in the right light.

The back of the card is just their two color logo which features the lovely silver metallic ampersand.

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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