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let me say, it is SO great to be back – Stationery Show was AMAZING and we have a lot of orders we are working on fulfilling for our custom and new wholesale accounts. It was so great to see such amazing creative at the show too – one of my favorite parts about the show is the collection of everyone’s business cards. Beautiful printing, fabulous design and inspiring creativity leave little to be desired at NSS. It is like visual overload!

Business cards are such a great way to introduce your business as well as your personality. The cards below were client designed and I LOVED how, although simple, the waffle pattern really adds a great textural element to these cards.

Letterpress printed for Joe Martinez as a 3/2 letterpress printed card, these babies got the full treatment with multiple inks, blind impression and a fabulous edge paint. Printed on 220# Arturo paper with pantone matches and a CMYK edge paint match, I LOVE seeing client designs come to life on press from the original file designs.

While our primary business reflects our own design and printwork, we do work with client submitted files and can print them here in the studio. Get an estimate, we’d LOVE to work with you this summer – and stay tuned next week for some Stationery Show re-caps as well as more tradeshow tuesday notes and our latest printwork that we get to FINALLY launch (after working on it so hard this year)!

These cards are for Brad, a film editor – and we were exploring some different color options, as these were to be printed on grey paper – which can potentially post some ink transparency issues if the color isn’t really saturated. I love the look of the grey on grey with this card! One of our best challenges yet, we laminated (duplexed) two sheets of 250GSM Rives BFK grey – which is oh so delicious to print on, with a 90# cover of neon blue Wausau cover sandwiched in the middle. Makayla was getting high on spray glue, so was Adam. The hardest part about printing this job was that with the dark paper sandwiched in the middle, we couldn’t rely on our trusty windows/light table for see-though registration on the back. The work-around was to print with the crop marks hanging …

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In following yesterday’s SpudNut post, I felt it suiting to show these business card design proofs that were done awhile ago for Sweetie’s Bakeshop. Delicious and delicate, these cards were really fun to design. With this specific design we needed to make sure the pool color was light enough in value so as not to pose any problems with the pink over-print. Value can sometimes be an issue in letterpress printing (and offset too) because inks are transparent by nature so there can be show-through which needs to be accounted for when presenting designs. Thankfully the client was more than flexible with the color so we could make sure there was perfection in print quality and color hue. Can’t wait to show you the finished product!

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