letterpress paper

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We buy almost all our house papers from Legion (letterpresspaper.com) – there are so many, and in varying weights and finishes that it just works when we want something special. Before National Stationery Show, Josh from Legion approached me about a project for his business cards for the show. He wanted the luxury of letterpress but printed on as many papers as possible so when handing out his cards, he could have an assortment of the papers that Legion offers and also show how the printing varies from stock to stock. This is the first time I’d been approached about printing a full run on multiple papers. At first I was nervous but the more I thought about it, I realized it would be a great opportunity to print on papers that I don’t usually order on a regular basis (as well …

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Here were some letterpress calling cards we did for Michelle where we tried a new paper (Legion Bamboo) and it turned out quite lovely – I’m impressed! We are always exploring paper options for quality, impression, and fiber content, as well as keeping in mind price, and availability. As we continue to grow, we want to make sure we have looked at our options regarding paper and have a good selection for our clients in regular stock. What do you think? It took the impression different on press (the paper was a little harder than the Lettra which is our standard house paper) but I think they look just as lovely. The texture is different too… Some of my favorite papers are printmaking papers – Rives BFK – Johannot – Arturo – each have their own attributes that are unique. If you …

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