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!
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
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!
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!
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!
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:
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!
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!
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.