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    "Souls dwell in printers' type." --Joseph Ames

    There is so much to be said about the process of letterpress. Starting with the care given while listening and learning from the client, to designing a piece that speaks of their vision, to the crafted precision that is taken in careful preparation for print and on to the motion and time poured over these time tested presses to ensure that the message first conceived is the message that is truly received. We hope you enjoy the process with us!

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We love fun Save the Date ideas! This one is no exception. It is for a wedding at Old Edwards Inn and our sister photography company 6 of Four Photography was commissioned to document the day. The original idea was a lightweight stock z-fold card. When we proofed the card, the client quickly decided they wanted something different. This is where it got fun. We gave them some ideas which right away evolved into this lovely piece. These three pieces gave information for their out-of-town and out-of-country guests a good ways out so that they have plenty of time to book a flight, a hotel room and even plan their stay with little effort.

Our favorite two elements was the use of the halftone, the picture of one of the location’s builds; and the grouping with baker’s twine. The halftone is a simple way to have an image printed in letterpress. Used here for the background set the scene that all their guest will be familiar with by the end of their wedding weekend. The baker’s twine is a nice alternative to using satin ribbon. After all the pieces are trimmed we then collate and tie each set for a perfect presentation for their guests.

Printer’s Specs:

Size: 5″x7″

Paper:

– Front Card: Crane Lettra Pearl White 220#
– Middle and Last Card: Crane Lettra Pearl White 110#

Inks:

Each piece 3/0 Rubber base Pantone inks
– Warm Gray 10
– Green:370
– Pink: 1767

Finishing:
– Trim to finished size
– Collate
– Wrapped all three pieces up with mint green and white baker’s twine

Envelope Size: A7
– Line with custom die cut green liner

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We received an inquiry from a bride who saw Brittnee and Will’s Wedding Suite we designed and printed. She loved how elegant the layout was and wanted to make some tweaks to it. We loved the script type she picked along with the change of the color to Mocha Brown.

Some of the common elements we love on this design are the blind deboss, reply postcard and envelope liners. The blind deboss is a simple way to bring impact to any piece without having to labor over what extra colors are needed on the piece. The reply postcard is a great way to save on having that inner reply card envelope and make it simple for the recipient to reply back. Finally, the envelope liners are always a good touch to create impact once the recipient opens their invitation.

Printer’s Specs:

Invitation Suite Sizes:

– Invitation: 5″x7″
– Reply Postcard: 4″x6″
– Printed Return-Address Envelope: A7

Paper:

– Invitation: Crane Lettra Pearl White 220#
– Reply Postcard: Crane Lettra Pearl White 110#

Inks:

– Invitation & Reply Postcard: Mocha Brown + Blind deboss
– Envelope: Mocha Brown

Finishing: trim to finished size

Envelope Size: A7

– Lined with Brown matching liners

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Simple design can give way to impactful presentation with letterpress business cards. Reichman Photography is a good example of this. They had someone design the cards for them that we were able to print from. We loved how they came out as it goes really well with the design with their website.

Printer’s Specs:

Announcement Size: 3.5″x2″

Paper: Crane Lettra Fluorescent White 220#

Inks: 1/1
– Black both sides

Finishing:
– trim to finished size

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Here is a stationery piece that we had the pleasure of printing for The Rocket Company. Though they are simple in design, they communicate quite a little more than a digital or offset printed piece to the person receiving a hand written note on one of these.

Printer’s Specs:

Announcement Size: 4.5″x6.25″

Paper:
– Stationery: Crane Lettra Fluorescent White 220#
– Envelope: Crane Lettra Fluorescent White A6

Inks: 1/1
– Cool Grey 11

Finishing:
– trim to finished size

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Love these birth announcements. We only did the printing of this perfectly designed 5 color announcement. Here are the specs!

Printer’s Specs:

Announcement Size: 4.5″x6.25″

Paper: Crane Lettra Fluorescent White 220#

Inks: 5/1 – Rubber Based
– Custom mixed 2 shades of blues, yellow, green and grey

Finishing:
– trim to finished size

Additional Notes: The back (not pictured) had an outline of the darker blue with blank area in the center that allowed the client to affix a baby picture of their little new boy to finish the piece perfectly.

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