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Spinning Wedding Program | Weddings & Events

By |2019-09-07T00:12:33+00:00October 5th, 2011|More Options, Paper Stories, Projects, Wedding|

We love to create fun pieces like this spinning wedding program. We printed flat sheets then die-cut the pieces using custom dies. Hand-assembly with eyelets finished the programs. We were sure to take care to let the wheel spin freely. It was a great way to show the guests where each event was happening and what [...]

The Hand-Written Print | Weddings & Events

By |2017-10-20T20:52:04+00:00January 12th, 2011|Projects|

Preparing hand-written or hand-drawn artwork for letterpress printing is not as difficult or intimidating as many may think. Hand-drawn artwork can take on an entirely new charm when letterpress printed, and we have had some great results. Calligraphy is especially pleasing when relief printed. A follow-up post will go into more detail explaining one of the methods [...]

The Blind Deboss

By |2019-12-02T18:34:52+00:00September 7th, 2010|Paper Stories, Projects|

Blind deboss and embossing are two different processes where an impression is made in the paper without the use of ink. To put it in the simplest terms, a deboss is pressed in to the paper, and an emboss is raised up from the paper. Embossing is a process that requires a male and a [...]

Kropuenske & Anderson Wedding Invitation | Weddings & Events

By |2017-10-20T20:42:12+00:00September 2nd, 2010|Projects|

Becky Chan of Honey and Bloom designed this beautifully modern invitation suite. The solid green leaves were achieved by double-inking the green plate. This bright green and warm grey color combination has become a favorite around the shop. Notes: Printed in 2 colors on 220# Crane Lettra Pearl White paper with matching printed Lettra envelope

Joey Roth Poster | Paper Story

By |2017-10-20T20:43:41+00:00September 2nd, 2010|Projects|

    This poster idea was created by San Francisco industrial designer Joey Roth. The original which was featured in the hustler-themed 48 Hour Magazine was not letterpress printed, but Joey wanted to have a special edition printed with us following the encouraging response for the poster in the magazine's release. You can purchase the poster on [...]

Esch & Hunt Save the Date | Weddings & Events

By |2019-09-07T18:19:09+00:00September 1st, 2010|Paper Stories, Projects, Wedding|

Every once in a while we are requested to print on non-traditional material. When asked to print a wood veneer save the date, we were skeptical, but anxious to see the results. Wood veneer does not allow for a deep impression, but the uneven surface does create a neat weathered look, showing off the patterns in [...]

Perpetual Calendar | Paper Story

By |2017-10-20T20:45:24+00:00September 1st, 2010|Projects|

  Our first self-promotional piece has gone out, and many thanks to all who have written with kind comments about it.  It was a lot of work, but we're all very proud of the final result. The idea came from a small, pocket-sized metal perpetual calendar given away by Kaufman-Seeds in Ashtown, Arkansas in 1973. Notes: Printed [...]