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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)!

Picking up with the What to expect series today we’ll be discussing large coverage areas and floods.  Below is a business card design by Vanessa of NESS Design. It is a 2/1 letterpress business card printed on 220# paper. Vanessa’s cards got a really great ink coverage because of a few things. Her knocked out type was built up with extra stroke wight so that we could flood the press with a LOT of ink and by the time the letters started to fill in they were back to their “normal” weights. Serifed typography is a lot harder to work with and isn’t recommend (especially when small). If you want to knock out of a flood color area (knock-out meaning that the type is white or image area is white with ink surrounding it) then stick to imagery or typography that can …

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SO excited to show these, they’ve been hanging out here in draft space for quite some time! We’re launching some updated calling card designs (but will still continue the beloved calligraphy calling card). One of them is our QR code card. These are for the minimalist techie addict, and thanks to the genius of smartphones (THANK YOU STEVE JOBS) these would be a great new way to send out your contact info without flooding the card with loads of info. Letterpress QR code business cards, printed on Legion Eco-rag 220# with registration black ink. Edge painted in black ink, sized at 2.5×2.5″ – you can read the full write up on the letterpress project at FPO (UnderConsideration). So excited!! Want some of these rad cards for yourself? Contact us for an estimate (they are quite well priced)!

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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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You may remember the proofs for Jessica’s knockout wedding invitations. Well I’m excited to blog about the finished piece – again a new favorite! View the eye candy – I really don’t have much to say about them except that this was an amazing wedding suite to work on. This was a 4 piece wedding suite for Jessica. We wanted to create variation between pieces but still have them tie together. Pool and black are her wedding colors, and she wanted an old-world feel to the invites. Edge painted with a matching saturated pool, to set off her 1/8″ black border from the front of the invite. These were also packed in pool envelopes for the outer envelope, and black rsvp envelopes. The invitation was printed on Lettra 220# with a full bleed damask pattern overlaid with registration black ink. The typography …

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In honor of Valentine’s Day I’ll be blogging all week about wedding invites that have gone out the door these last few weeks. These were printed for my borther-in-law and his fiance for their wedding next week. We are so excited for them both, they’ve been waiting a long time for each other! These were printed on our new house paper (in the 220# stock) Legion Eco Rag. I LOVE it SOOO much better than the Lettra 220# paper. All I can say to describe this paper is, plush, pillowy and take a BEAUTIFUL impression. There are so many things that make this paper (in my opinion) better than the lettra. It’s soft – has a beautiful texture, and CUTS SO MUCH BETTER. My blade on my cutter dulls pretty quick with the lettra, but this stuff is like a hot knife …

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Hey guys and dolls – it’s been insane around here with sick children, anniversaries, getting ready for Halloween and obviously lots of work. You may remember Abby’s business cards that we designed and letterpress printed early last spring. We’ve continued to help Abby develop her brand with A6 notes, and now with elements to customize her blog where a majority of her current portfolio lies. Based in the DC area, Abby has a great eye and really captures her subjects beautifully. With the blog she had indicated wanting to take her brand in a softer direction, as she is currently working back into offering traditional film services along with her digital photography services. We were looking for a perfect meld of subtleness, but with her trademark hot pink still peeking through. Drop by Abby’s blog and see the design along with her …

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I just love working with photographers! Each time I think I can’t do one more logo for a photographer, I get so inspired by the client brief, and each project turns out so unique. I think the reason it is so fun to brand photographers is that they all have a different eye in how they capture an image. While many shoot the same subject matter, it’s how they capture it that defines their look and why people hire them. I feel it is such fun to work with photographers because they respect creative license, and have an eye for beauty. They also utilize their branding as an extension of their work and themselves. Stephanie is no exception to being a fun client to work with. I have really enjoyed developing her brand and here are RI proofs for you to peruse! …

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Sharon owns an energy consulting firm where one can hire NatureTek to do an energy audit on their home or business. Ideally the energy audit would provide information on how one could save money, trim their electrical bills, and possibly see problems with the energy usage, that a normal power bill won’t read-out for you. She came to us needing business card layouts and logo for her brand, here are the initial 3 concepts presented. Option 1: We wanted to explore a hint of organic that tied in the N with leaf imagery. The Double N implies bringing light out of dark. Instead of a shadow we wanted a second implication that you are finding a more pure solution for energy in homes. We have separated nature and tek by color to differentiate between the two words but still have the logo …

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