Tag Archives: Design

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!

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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!


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!


Die-Cut Letterpress Wedding Invitation

Kristen and Jason were getting married at Ottawa’s oldest movie theatre and wanted invitations that fit the venue. Their designer Angela Poitras came up with this fun and unique design inspired by classic posters & movie tickets.  We couldn’t wait to fire up the Heidelberg for this unconventional wedding invitation!  The invitation & map were printed on Crane’s Lettra 100% cotton paper and the “ticket” was printed on French Paper’s Pop Tone paper.   (French Paper is our new fave!)  We mixed the blue ink by hand to match it to the French Pop Tone envelopes & the invite was then die-cut to the shape of a ticket. These invitations turned out fantastic and were perfect for this couple and for their wedding. Remember, letterpress is not just for damask patterns and muted colours, it can be whimsical, silly & fun!

If you want to see beautiful pictures from their wedding and see how the theme carried through their whole day,  check out the blog of  BH Photography right here:

http://www.bhphotography.ca/married-at-the-mayfair-theater 
-reception-glebe-community-center

Don’t count letterpress out because you think it won’t work with your budget, design, etc., there are so many options for your wedding invitations.  Give us a shout, send over your designs & questions & we will do our best to get you your dream invitations!


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!

 

Lovely Special on Letterpress Save The Dates

For all of you romantic couples who got engaged on Valentine’s Day we have a special offer for you!  Until the end of March we are offering Letterpress Save The Dates Cards for $1.25 each!!!   Our letterpress Save The Dates are 4 x 6 (A2) single card and will be printed in one ink colour on Crane’s Lettra 110lb 100% cotton paper in your choice of bright white, pearl white or ecru.  We have matching blank envelopes for.25 each and for .50 each we will print your return address on the back flap in the same colour as your design.  You can submit a design of your own or we can design them for you.  If you order save the dates from us when you are ready to order your invitation set we will also give you a 10% discount.  There is a minimum order of 50 cards and extra charges do apply for metallic inks, specialty papers, extra ink colours and embellishments.

Don’t wait & contact us for details!!

*** Sorry Everyone – Deal is over but stay tuned for upcoming specials! ***


Ben Kane Edge Painted Letterpress Business Card

This typographic design was sent to us from Ben Kane Photography and was printed with 2 shades of blue ink on Crane’s Lettra Duplex 220lb to reduce the impression showing through onto the other side.  Then the cards were sent away to be edge painted to match the dark blue which really makes these cards one of a kind.  These business cards were a lot of work but the results were worth it!

If you are looking for a photographer in the Toronto area check out Ben Kane’s website http://www.benkanephoto.com

And if you need a new business card or a business card for your new business, contact us for a quote!


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