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8 articles tagged as gold

I’m a push-over for vintage names – the less used the better. When I was pregnant with Evelyn back in 2007 I really loved the name Hazel. Then Julia Roberts had to name her baby Hazel. I was over ruled as well on Hazel because all my in-laws were joking about her being called Hazelnut Berry. Apparently my husband was sometimes called blueberry (I can’t remember why). People are SO smart…or at least they think they are! After Hazel was ruled out, I defaulted to my next favorite, Evelyn, and the minute she was born she was my sweet Evelyn Marie. In a world of perfect pregnancies, painless labors, mental stability and anti-aging bodies – I would love to have a few more babies. Wouldn’t it be so cute to have a little Frankie and Georgie (Francis and Georgia) running around the …

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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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These cards were printed last summer for Hope for usage with networking, promoting her I.T. services, and to serve as a killer leave-behind with head-hunters and potential clients. We designed layout of Hope’s cards in conjunction with Sarah Ewell, one of our freelance designers. Upon approval of the design, these were letterpress printed on 110# Crane’s Lettra paper. Two inks, pantone match, and dressed to impress. I just love the QR code on there paired with the circuit board. Sized at 2.5×2.5″, if you are looking for branding help or have your own design files ready and just need printing, please contact us for a request for a letterpress or design estimate. We’d LOVE to work on your next project!

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Launching as a FULL Alphabet letterpress initial cap collection. To be sold as boxed sets, the letters alternate between silver letters/champagne leaves & champagne letters/silver leaves. They’ll be paired with corresponding envelopes and sold in increments of 6 & 12. Custom color orders will be taken for bulk quantities of 50 or more on the retail end – wholesale will be subject to the silver/gold color scheme. Check back later today for photos of these babies off the press and trimmed in all their glory! Leafy initial notes will be available for retail buying May 1st and we will have the whole collection at National Stationery Show, Dingbat Press booth 2152!

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You may recognize this if you follow me on Twitter – it is a larger than life original X piece of wood type. Antique, patina and all around gorgeous, I acquired this baby on eBay back in 2001 along with it’s soulmate O. They are so large in fact, that they extend beyond the press bed (and print area). So to work this baby out – we had to shorten our dead area (usually there is a dead bar at the front of the press which keeps the grippers from hitting the printed form and damaging not only the grippers but the type as well). To shorten our dead area we had to be extra cautious, and a small piece of furniture was inserted in replacement of the dead bar (see that wood block on the press? that’s called furniture in printer’s …

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So it’s another new year – and I’m a resolution kind of gal. So after you look at these pretty New Years Eve letterpress invitations, then check out the goings on planned for 2011 and sit back and watch it all happen as we blog and grow Dingbat Press. Letterpress New Year’s Eve wedding invitations. Printed on 110# Ecru paper in matte metallic antique gold, and matte metallic pewter ink. A7 (5×7″) finished size for the invitation, and 3.5×5″ reply paired with printed matching envelopes. Personal Resolution #1 I’m not buying anything for myself this year. No clothes, toys, pretty things what-so-ever. National Stationery Show is the only thing I’ll be splurging on :) Obvious Business Resolution #1 Grow Dingbat Press! In the coming year, the following goals will be blogged about – as we pass them off – its our biggest …

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Note to the right that some changes are going on in my side-bar. To the right you’ll notice a lovely Colorful array of dingbats. If you click on any of those lovelies you’ll be directed to all the work I’ve produced with those ink colors, so pick your flavor and check it out! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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