[Behind the scenes] Custom letterpress calling cards, our design for a neurologist

The custom letterpress calling cards i’m talking about today were created by us from scratch. I really enjoy creating designs for business cards, so when i was given a free hand with these i was ecstatic! I played with a bunch of various fonts in order to find the perfect one to emphasize professionalism and seriousness, while at the same time leaving a long lasting impression by adding the brain logo. I may not be a neurologist like the owner of these custom letterpress calling cards, but i’m pretty sure this is how one would like to come across as: professional, serious and reliable.

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Creating designs for letterpress cards is definitely not as easy as it may seem as there are a bunch of things to take into consideration. Letterpress printing is completely different from regular, digital printing. The most important thing to mention is that if you searched “less is more” you should get “letterpress” as a result. You know how in fashion there was that thing that Coco Chanel said: “Once you’ve dressed, and before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take at least one thing off.” This works perfectly for letterpress printing also. Well actually doing it, actually creating a design that is airy, yet with a powerful impression, simple, yet elegant, well that is not that easy. Moreover, there are tons and tons of available free fonts out there. Some of them look a lot better letterpress printed than others, so you need to envision each one and carefully choose the best option. Proportions are also very important; while you want the information to be visible, you don’t want it to take over the entire space. At the same time, don’t let the logo entirely overshadow the information. There has to be a balance, you have to find the right proportions so that they represent your brand, company, profession as a whole.

I got a little carried away there, didn’t i? Well anyway, this template is available to be used for various other professions as well; i’d change the brain logo with another to accommodate the requested profession. Also, i absolutely love the color of the Biscuit card stock so i plan o recommending it whenever and wherever i can! Here are the short technical details about these custom letterpress calling cards:

  • 450gsm Biscuit (light brown / chocolate milk) card stock, one side printing, 9 x 5 cm, black ink, custom design

custom letterpress calling cards custom letterpress calling cards custom letterpress calling cards custom letterpress calling cardsI’ve already added these custom letterpress calling cards on our portfolio, so you can check out more photos over here.

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11 comments on [Behind the scenes] Custom letterpress calling cards, our design for a neurologist

  1. PetitPlat
    September 17, 2015 at 11:45 (2 years ago)

    I love the look of letterpress business cards. So much elegance!

  2. Nyuta
    September 17, 2015 at 12:34 (2 years ago)

    So stylish design!

  3. Nathalie
    September 17, 2015 at 15:35 (2 years ago)

    Logo design is my favorite thing…and this one is fantastic. It’s modern with a retro touch. A+ from me.

    • Andreea
      September 18, 2015 at 07:47 (2 years ago)

      I’m actually quite new at this, so i’m not fully confident in my abilities, but i do my best! I’m so glad you like them! :D

  4. Anda
    September 17, 2015 at 17:16 (2 years ago)

    They look really cool! I like the embossed cards and the logo design is neat! ;)

  5. Heyme Langbroek
    September 17, 2015 at 18:10 (2 years ago)

    Looking sharp! And I find that making such simple designs is much harder than cramming things full of stuff. Simple is very hard to do, and you really nailed it!

    • Andreea
      September 18, 2015 at 07:54 (2 years ago)

      Thank you so so much! Yes, keeping things simple is really not that easy even though it might seem that way. I’m so glad you like them! :)

  6. Tina Lindholm
    September 17, 2015 at 18:59 (2 years ago)

    The cards look great! I have always thought that letterpress gives that special elegance.

  7. furfangos
    September 17, 2015 at 19:52 (2 years ago)

    I love letter press. It is simply but truly elegant.

  8. duniwp
    September 18, 2015 at 08:12 (2 years ago)

    I love the simple, clean lines of letterpress printing! The cards turned out awesome and I’m sure your client is super happy :)


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