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Adriana + James

the Adrianna suite was created as a proof for another client that ended up going in a different design direction but we just loved it so much I couldn’t help but developing it out for our collection. Inspired by sweet lace and sentiments, this casual wedding suite utilizes blushes and peaches to help welcome a spring wedding’s guests. Thanks to one of my design interns, Rachel for taking the invitation design and expanding it out into additional pieces. Rachel’s task was to stay consistent with the design feel but give the suite alternation and variation within the individual papers. I LOVE how she tied in the delicate nature of the lace border into all the rest of the suite without over-doing it! How do you guys think she did?

Another lovely set of Calling Cards for Emily Ellyn I love the orange edge paint paired with the black ink. These were printed on 110# LUXE paper and edge painted with our signature highly pigmented inks with love. On these cards, I discovered that latex gloves really helps keep your hands from cracking. With all the hand washing, painting and heat gun settings, my finger tips have started cracking with this dry winter weather. Good bye cracking knuckles, hello latex gloves! If you are looking at landing yourself a set, it is a great way to get into some letterpress cards without breaking the bank and they turn around fast! Check them out here to customize a set of your own.

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letterpress printed on 110# lettra paper, 1/0 inks (registration black) – sold as a set of 50. These were another set of calligraphy calling cards, however the client wanted to have the cards typeset instead of calligraphy. When sending out small sets of calling cards, this is our standard packaging so you can cart them around easily in a clutch, purse or messenger bag. To get yourself a set of letterpress calling cards, check them out and customize to your heart’s content!  

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These calling cards shipped out recently and were done in the Spencerian Script Calligraphy. I love seeing all the different names that we do for calling cards. They feel sort of like a fingerprint. While the design is the same between cards, they all still feel so unique because of the nuances of the flourishes and swashes within the lettering. I think in another life I would have loved to be a calligrapher, such a beautiful art that I have so much respect for! These were letterpress printed on 110# lettra paper, with Gravely/Cement ink and a red edge-paint. A great way to still get letterpress cards if you are on a budget, these are one of my favorite products to produce! Get a set here for the new year or gift them for the holidays.

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Calling cards never get old for me. Seeing the calligraphy by Kathryn of Della Carta is magical every time it shows up in my inbox. These were letterpress printed on 110# luxe white paper in gravel ink with papaya edge painting.  Sold in sets of 50, this is a great way to get into a set of calling cards without the investment of meeting the press minimum of 250 cards for a custom print order. Get an estimate here, these are always a big hit for gifts for the holidays and turn around super quick!

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This invitation suite was beautifully calligraphied by Kathryn of Della Carta whom we work with regularly for calligraphy calling cards. THe bride is looking for an ice blue or pool color paired with a gold. She wants some shimmer which can be interesting with letterpress as our inks are matte. When you print on uncoated paper stock you lose the ability to have a glossy ink and also the sheen that metallic inks can put off. While the inks are mixed with mica flecks to give it that shimmer, I am always advising brides that the ink will be a matte metallic. If you are looking for something super shiny, then a foil is the way to go. Presses with a foiling unit usually have the inking disabled and a foiling unit is attached. From there spools of foil are wound through …

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THANK YOU THANK YOU! For letting me take a little break with my family for the school spring break. I feel so refreshed and ready to hit the presses (and proofs) running hard tomorrow (today is my last day of bliss :). If you are reading via RSS, pop over to the blog for a quick peek on the updated design just in time for the National Stationery Show in May! We’ll also be launching our main domain (which has been quite past due) here this week at DingabtPress.com which will tell in more detail about the services we currently offer regarding design and letterpress printing as well as have a portfolio of our current work. It’s going to be exciting! For now, I thought I’d post some business card eye candy for you that shipped out a few months ago – …

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Hey guys and dolls, sorry for the absence, it’s been CRAZY around here :) I wanted to touch a little more on edge painting here as it’s such a mystery to so many people. Often we get requests for estimates for edge painting, but with the question, how can I cut my cost? Many people think that edge painting will only look good on our 220# super-thick stock (anna & jason is a great example of that).  However, with more saturated edge inks, it can still give a pop of color on a thinner stock. Our trick to good edge painting is making sure we have a really flush and straight trimmed edge pre-painting. The better the edge (read: sharp blade) the easier it is to paint those thinner edges. With Elizabeth’s calligraphy calling cards, she wanted a hot pink on the …

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These letterpress calligraphy calling cards were done for Krista and we just love how the cobalt ink looked on the hot pink background when photographed. We are excited to announce dropped pricing (more for your buck) for the calligraphy calling card as well as extended options. We’ve also streamlined the process so now, instead of two separate transactions (calling cards and calligraphy), we’ve lumped that together and will do all the work for you. Check out the new calligraphy calling cards in the shop now! Calligraphy credits go to Kathryn of DellaCarta (option 2), Lisa Ridgely of Pen & Ink (option 3), and Emilie Friday (option 5). © 2010 by individual calligraphers for personal use only.

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