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Charisa Letterpress Business Card

So most people believe that letterpress printing is best for a limited number of ink colours.  One, two or three max.  Well, we don’t believe in limitations at We Do Printing and this card proves it!  This eye-catching business card for Charisa Marketing is another great design from Aileen Fretz at Livework Media http://www.liveworkmedia.com.

A five colour logo and another colour for the text set the record for most ink mixing in one day at WDP’s shop!  The printing was quite a feat of patience due to the exact registration that the logo required, if even one of the plates was not in correct position the whole logo would have been a mess!  The card was printed on extra thick 220lb cotton paper to reduce the impression that would show through to the other side.

Do you have a design that you think can’t be letterpress printed?  Send it over!  Let us take a look, you might be pleasantly surprised!


Warmest Wishes!

Oh, it was so nice to wake up to a visit from the Snowman, dusted frozen white bits of fun everywhere!   Especially after a long month pounding out the seasonal letterpress work!  So, with Santa on the mind, we wanted to share a few of the Holiday projects we worked on this year.

1.  Coaster in Holiday Red ink we printed for Anick Bauer Design  http://anickbauerdesign.ca

2.  Happy Holidays card we designed for Dr. Natalie Samson (our chiropractor-every printer needs one!)

3.  Joy, Peace, Hope, Figgy Pudding! double-sided card we printed for Xquisit Communications   http://www.xquisit.ca

4.  Warmest Wishes card printed for friends of WDP

These were all so much fun to print, we used lead type, polymer, and polymer that looked like lead type!  Three different paper stocks, ink and sans ink printing, 3 different envelopes, including a new deckled flap we just ordered a bunch of, and a borrowed die to cut out the coaster (Thanks Steve at Weathervane Press!)

Of course, it wouldn’t be WDP without some hiccups, like when Ian didn’t completely clean the red ink out of the press before printing the blind pattern on Xquisit’s cards and Jenn asked “why are they all pink?”  Yup, gone into the bin.  Or when the Warmest Wishes was originally printed as “Happy Holidays” with a nice script font and a couple letters were destroyed in the press, yeah, we have no more Ps in that font….

But, letterpress is our passion and without out clients our Heidelberg would be so lonely!  So a big thank you to all of our clients and we do hope for you a Joyful Holiday and a Prosperous 2012!

 


Eye Heart Films Letterpress DVD Covers

When Isabella and Jacky from Eye Heart Films contacted us about printing their DVD covers we thought “Cool!”  Since our usual orders are business cards, wedding invitations and the odd greeting card, we knew this would be an interesting project.  The covers were designed by Jacky & Isabella and we letterpress printed them on Crane’s Lettra 100% cotton paper.  We used red and blue ink to match their logo and printed a blind deboss (no ink) for a real distinct look.  The next step was to send them off to our die-cutters to be cut, folded and glued into the completed covers.

If you are in need of a creative company in the Montreal area to film your next event check out their website:  www.eyeheartfilms.ca 

And if you need a printer for your next project give us a shout for a quote!

 

Jacob Ryan Business Card

For letterpress printers the easiest business card to print is one ink colour on 100% cotton paper…or so we always thought.   Let me explain.  To print a letterpress design we make a photopolymer plate for each ink colour and mount it on the press to be inked up.  It’s simple and efficient.  Except if you run into finicky dots-Yup tiny little innocent looking dots.  When I made the plate for Jacob’s cards the little lines of dots morphed and started moving on the plate.  I had never had this happen before so I thought it might be the plate-sometimes they get old and don’t expose as well. So I made another plate, and another and another and it still wasn’t working!  What I eventually realized, after wasting quite a bit of plate material, was the large solid logo needed to be exposed for a different amount of time than the  small dots.  So, I made another plate of the full card and using an exacto knife and a steady hand, I cut out the lines of dots and printed the cards in 2 runs, one for the logo and one for the dots. It was probably the most work for such a simple job I have ever done.  And in the end the result was excellent and the client loved them-which is all that matters!  With letterpress, it really is a new experience with each design, each plate, each print, and that’s why we love it!

If you are looking for a great designer in Michigan check out Jacob Ryan’s blog http://thejacobryan.tumblr.com/

And if you have a one colour business card you need letterpress printed send it over-no matter how simple or complicated the design it is only $95.00 for 100 business cards.


Invitation to Exhibition

We are excited to be heading to Alexandria ON tomorrow night to an exhibition of work by our friend Anick Bauer.  She is a really talented graphic designer and photographer that we have worked with many times.  Her invite to the “Vernissage” was letterpress printed by us on our Heidelberg Windmill in 2 ink colours and one blind deboss.  She then had custom stamps made for the front and back of her envelopes which matched the letterpress printing so well.

If you are in the neighbourhood come by and check out the show!  (I heard there will be wine and cheese!)  If you can’t make it tomorrow, the exhibit is running through June.

For more information and a map of the area check out Anick’s Blog  http://anickbauerdesign.ca/2011/05/vernissage-il-faut-oser/


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