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!
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.
We finished these cards a few weeks ago for Coach Charrise McCrorey, a personal and business coach who was in the process of redesigning her image. With a new blog and a new website up she wanted a card that would match the sites and make an impression. We got busy and designed the card for Charrise using her new logo she sent us and letterpress printed the cards on Crane’s Lettra 110lb cotton paper in 2 gorgeous shades of purple. The darker shade shows a bit of the cotton texture through it and the thin light purple font just looks so good pressed into the paper.
Check out her site for info about coaching and her blog for great posts about getting what you want out of life. http://www.coachcharrise.com
And if you are redesigning your image and need a new card, consider letterpress printing-it will definitely get you and your card noticed!
We just loved printing this letterpress two colour tag and business card, it was a bit tricky lining up the pink and black text but the end result is a real eye-catching card. They were designed by Christina Droumtsekas for her new flower shop and printed on Crane’s Lettra bright white 100% cotton paper.
If you are starting a new venture or would like to update your existing business stationery-give us a shout for a quote. We can print your designs or create custom logos and graphics to print on our letterpress.
Our favourite business card we’ve printed so far. This card was designed by Anick Bauer (our fave graphic designer!), letterpress printed in 3 colours and die-cut into a unique and skinny rectangle. Originally we were going to print the pattern without any ink – a blind deboss – but the details just weren’t coming through. Instead we used transparent white ink to bring out the gorgeous detail in the design.
If you are looking for a new business card give us a shout for a quote!