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WedLuxe Feature: Style File: In Full Bloom

Back in December, WDP was invited by the talented Ottawa wedding planner Lynn Lee http://weddingsunveiled.ca to design stationery for a style shoot she was organizing. We were so lucky to be among many talented wedding vendors that participated in the beautiful shoot full of flowers and chocolate!

Woodgrain Letterpress Suite

Woodgrain Letterpress Invite

If you were browsing wedding sites on Valentine’s Day you might have seen our pink and grey woodgrain letterpress suite as part of this featured blog post on WedLuxe Style File: In Full Bloom.  If not, please check it out now, and all of the amazing vendors that contributed!

Stunning photography by Barbara Ann Studios http://barbara-ann-studios.com

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Pink Donut Business Cards

Hey everyone, I know it’s been forever since we’ve blogged last and yes we are still alive!  🙂  There has been a lot of printing and designing keeping us busy so we’ll have a few posts coming up in the next couple of weeks showcasing the great work we’ve had the privilege of doing over the last couple of months.  Today, a project that was a real treat to print (mmm donuts) are these awesome business cards for Toronto based company Pink Donut Visuals.  Pink Donut Business Card

Some logos are just perfection when letterpress printed and this one certainly is!  We used Pantones 2375 & 2756 on Crane’s Lettra 220lb cotton stock and then to make the cards even better, edge-painted them in matching blue. Pink Donut Card1 Pink Donut Card2

Check out Pink Donut’s Facebook page for all kinds of info on their video production services http://www.facebook.com/pinkdonutvisuals and their Vimeo page for examples of their work http://vimeo.com/pinkdonutvisuals (they do weddings!!)

WDP also has a new website in the works (forgive the lack of pages to browse) but if you want information on our letterpress services there is a contact form on our homepage http://www.wedoprinting.net


WDP 2012 Letterpress Holiday Cards

Still need to pick up greeting cards to wish your favourite friends and family a Happy Holiday Season?  You still have time to check out our letterpress cards in our ETSY store! http://www.etsy.com/shop/wedoprinting

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays & Joyeuses Fetes

Holly Jolly Christmas!

'Ave A 'Appy Christmas!

All cards are printed one at a time on Crane’s Lettra 100% cotton paper on our 1950s Heidelberg Windmill letterpress.


Vintage Style Business Cards

Unique businesses deserve unique business cards and we’ve got 2 examples to show you today.  Both of these cards were letterpress printed for local customers (staying 100 mile-yay!) on creamy Lettra pearl white cotton paper for a classic antique look.

The Old 4th is a new organic brewery in the area; organic beer-can it get any better??  You have to see the awesome pics of their hops harvest on their Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/Old4thBrewingCompany  Their logo was also designed by local designer Erica Taylor, check out her artwork here: http://www.ericataylorart.com

For Dr. Wheatcroft’s Organ Consulting card we also opted for a vertical layout with Copperplate font and a medieval looking organ to offer a hint as to his line of work.  The details in the graphic came out beautifully on the letterpress.  There is a ton of information about his restoration projects on the website here: http://www.organconsulting.ca

A one-of-a-kind business having a ho-hum business card will not get noticed, don’t let that happen to you! Give us a shout for a quote and get your business noticed!

And if you only need 100 1 colour cards, it’s $95.00!


Bride Designed Wedding Invite Suite

We get asked all the time if we can print designs you send us.  Of course we can!  In fact, we’d love to!  All pieces in this fabulous suite were designed by Ottawa bride Tarah Hunter.

There are so many options to bring your suite up a notch.  Printing on the back of the invite, rounding corners, mixing fonts, patterns printed on the envelopes; these are all options Tarah chose for her suite and they all worked perfectly together!  The whole suite was printed on Crane’s Lettra 220lb paper except the menu which was done on 110lb.

A few tips if you plan on designing your own wedding suite for letterpress: Keep it simple-1 or 2 ink colours works best, line art only-no screens please, use a Vector based design program such as Adobe Illustrator, and no hairlines or teensy fonts please!  🙂

If you are interested in having your designs printed by us, just shoot us a message and we would be more than happy to answer any of your questions!


Stitched-Up Letterpress

I haven’t had much time to post on the blog lately with the springtime rush for wedding invitations!   So, today I have a card we letterpress printed a few months back for Matias Sandoval,  a brilliant denim designer who needed a creative business card with room for stitching, yup-needle and thread!  The card was designed (and sewn) by Matias and letterpress printed on Crane’s Lettra cotton paper in perfect Pantone 532 ink with enough impression on the logo to make an old-school printer have a heart attack.  Matias wanted the logo to show through to the back of the card, and with our Heidelberg Windmill we easily made it happen!

Photos with the funky stitching were taken by Matias and given to us to use!

Need new jeans (or cool shoes)-check out Matias Denim’s website!!  www.matiasdenim.com

If you know what you want and you want letterpress-let us give you a quote!


White Photographie Business Card

Today on the blog is this beautiful business card designed by Aileen Fretz for her photography business White Photographie .  The card was printed double-sided on duplex 100% cotton paper in a lovely shade of grey.  The pattern on the front of the card highlights the 3D effect of letterpress and the retro camera logo is a perfect match for the old-school printing!

Pictures were taken by Aileen for us to use!  Please check out Aileen’s website http://www.liveworkmedia.com if you need the help of a fabulous designer.  And if you already have a fabulous design send it on over for a quote!


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!

 


Weddings Unveiled Duplexed Letterpress Card

We just loved printing this business card for Ottawa wedding planner Lynn Lee.  She really wanted her new business card to be an original and stand out & it sure does!   The card was printed in 3 ink colours and we printed the front of the card and the back of the card on separate sheets and then duplexed them together ourselves.  Duplexing the cards after printing enabled us to print a really deep impression and not worry about any show through.  The paper we used was Crane’s Lettra 100% cotton paper and we mixed 2 gorgeous ink colours for the text & then used transparent white ink on the blind patterns just to bring out a little more detail.

The card was designed by Beverly Hyatt at Cinnamon Toast New Media, check out their website here: http://cinnamontoastnewmedia.com

If you need a fabulous wedding planner in the Ottawa area, give Lynn a call!  Her website is http://weddingsunveiled.ca

You may think your design won’t work with letterpress printing or with your budget, but there are always options! Send us an email with the details and we can send you ideas for getting your vision onto cotton paper!


Longgrass Business Card

Today on the blog is this fabulously designed business card for Longgrass Marketing which was sent to us by Aileen Fretz at Livework Media.  It is letterpress printed in 2 ink colours, double-sided and on duplex cotton stock. For printing double-sided cards we always recommend a thicker stock to avoid impression showing through to the other side.  And it really does get your card noticed too!

If you are looking for a brilliant graphic designer in the Burlington Ontario region, give Aileen a shout!  Her new website is http://www.liveworkmedia.com and her email address is aileen@liveworkmedia.com

At WDP we love it when designers send us their beautiful work for us to print. Our turnaround time for standard business cards is about 2-3 weeks and we don’t mind answering your dozens of questions about letterpress, inks, paper or how to set up your files-we just love talking about letterpress!


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