Calligraphy

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These cards were letterpress printed on 220# arturo with Pantone match and matte metallic gold inks as a 1/1 business card for Phoebe. Phoebe is an excellent graphic designer and designed these cards for her branding collateral as an extension of her already awesome website. I am a big fan of chevrons lately and am totally digging these wide set ones on the back of Phoebe’s card, how about you? Edge painted with a custom mix strawberry ink, thanks Phoebe for being so excellent to work with! I loved how these turned out.

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I’m just slightly infatuated with pantone, if you haven’t noticed. And this year the 2012 color of the year is Tangerine Tango! I love how the yellows are being infiltrated by the oranges now. This was a wedding suite for a November wedding for Preeya. First off, she was SO fabulous to work with and had the most amazing mood board. (See at the bottom). She was right on the money regarding color trends and the design was so fun to develop with her. The suite was printed on 110# cotton paper, 2 inks, paired with gravel envelopes and dark gravel ink. Pieces included Invitation, Directions, Details and RSVP cards for the letterpress pieces, and then place cards and menu for digital pieces for the day of events. To price out an invitation suite like Preeya’s head over to the shop and …

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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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When ever you look at typography or monograms do you immediately go for your “letter”? I think the letter A has to be my favorite (obviously) – whimsical and fancy, these letterpress monogram notes are hard not to keep all to myself. If you remember back in May, these were debuted at National Stationery Show and were a HUGE hit! Due to our unexpected and complicated summer it took a lot longer to get these beauties shipped out to our new stores! The last of the packages have finally shipped just in time for holiday buying and are now available in the shop as well. Ready to score a letter “A” set for yourself for FREE? Leave a comment with your favorite “A” name, or the “A” name of someone you’d gift this to. Tweet for an extra entry with the hashtag …

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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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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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I’m a total sucker for some wailing banjo music, and even more so when they lyrics are A M A Z I N G! As I’m sure you’ve noticed a theme going on with the letterpress Valentine’s Collection 2011 – here is yet another set of cards inspired by my love for music. Calligraphy was done by the fabulous Grace Edmands Calligraphy and then incorporated into design for 2 really pretty Valentine’s Day Cards. Grace, thanks for collaborating on such a fun project – you really made these rock! Let Love Grow (above) inspired by Mumford & Sons Winter Winds: Love, it will not betray you, dismay or enslave you, it will set you free… Here is Mumford & Sons live with Sigh No More (inspired above) – you have to listen to the song change about half-way though and then go …

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