[Behind the scenes] Letterpress business cards with edge painting for Funky Box Studio

Even though it’s been quite some time since we made these letterpress business cards with edge painting for our boxes and packaging shop, and also announced that we were working on them, i couldn’t really move on to something else before having a proper presentation for them.

At some point i was talking about how each project still brings something new for us. Well this time around, it was definitely the edge painting process. Since it was something we really wanted to try, we figured we should first have our own letterpress business cards with edge painting. It was quite thrilling (for me, of course! i’m the emotional one in our studio!), but we so nailed it! Edge painting is quite a delicate process and it is absolutely critical that you get it right on the very first try. Otherwise, you have to reprint the cards all over again. Basically, do everything all over. I think i’ll have a separate post about this as there’s much to talk about!

Well guess what? Right after our experience, we had two projects where we were asked for edge painting! It’s actually quite a nice feeling to be able to tell your client “Yes, i can do that!” The first project also had black edge painting; the second one, however, was very tricky from several points of view, not just the orange edge painting. Will definitely talk about this soon!

Below you’ll see a photo of the business cards before the edge painting, then some photos taken during the edge painting process (it’s really not as easy as it might seem!), then our neighbors keeping a sharp eye on us while we were edge painting and finally the finished product: our letterpress business cards with edge painting!

Here are the short technical details for our business cards with edge painting:

  • 450gsm Snow White card stock, one side printing, 9 x 5 cm, 2 ink colors – black ink and magenta, black edge painting

letterpress business cards

Our letterpress business cards before edge painting

edge painting process

Edge painting process

edge painting process

edge painting process

Our neighbors keeping a sharp eye on us: "Hey, let's see what they're doing there!"

Our neighbors keeping a sharp eye on us: “Hey, let’s see what they’re doing there!”

"Are you kidding me? I could do that blindfolded!"

“Are you kidding me? I could do that blindfolded!”

"Hey, you missed a spot there!"

“Hey, you missed a spot there!”

"That's a wrap! Everybody take 5!"

“That’s a wrap! Everybody take 5!”

letterpress business cards with edge painting

Our letterpress business cards with edge painting

letterpress business cards with edge painting

letterpress business cards with edge painting

letterpress business cards with edge painting letterpress business cards with edge paintingThe Funky Studio team wishes you, as always, a colorful day!

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20 comments on [Behind the scenes] Letterpress business cards with edge painting for Funky Box Studio

  1. heyme
    January 18, 2016 at 09:34 (1 year ago)

    That looks amazing! Great details, absolutely pro!

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  2. Karin Pichler
    January 18, 2016 at 09:52 (1 year ago)

    These business cards are awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Star of the East
    January 18, 2016 at 12:21 (1 year ago)

    Those colored edges look so cool and chic!

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  4. pinarsondal
    January 18, 2016 at 12:42 (1 year ago)

    They look lovely. Gorgeus

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  5. Nyuta
    January 18, 2016 at 13:33 (1 year ago)

    Wow! So beautiful and stylish cards! Great work and beautiful cats ;)

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  6. bhbkidstyle
    January 18, 2016 at 14:00 (1 year ago)

    Elegant and Funky at the same time. I see the neighbours keeping you at bay. One can never be cautious enough. :)

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  7. Viki
    January 18, 2016 at 14:19 (1 year ago)

    It looks great, very professional.

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  8. Nina
    January 18, 2016 at 15:43 (1 year ago)

    Very professional and well designed.

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  9. PALOMILLA
    January 18, 2016 at 18:05 (1 year ago)

    Super elegant! Wonderful work and lovely cats!

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  10. Van
    January 18, 2016 at 19:04 (1 year ago)

    Woah, these are gorgeous. The colored edging and beveling really makes a card that stands out.

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  11. PetitPlat
    January 18, 2016 at 19:26 (1 year ago)

    Edge-painting certainly does make a great difference!
    Perfectly done too :)

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  12. Tina
    January 18, 2016 at 20:12 (1 year ago)

    Gorgeous cards! The edge waiting really make them stand out!

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    • Tina
      January 18, 2016 at 20:13 (1 year ago)

      Painting, not waiting. Not so smart auto correct…

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      • Andreea
        January 19, 2016 at 07:29 (1 year ago)

        :)) I love auto correct! Always funny! :D

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  13. Edi
    January 18, 2016 at 21:25 (1 year ago)

    Your neighbors are adorable :) And the edge painting adds such a nice finishing touch!

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  14. theartbug
    January 19, 2016 at 06:17 (1 year ago)

    How amazing! Always great to have a peek inside the work spaces:) those kitties are so cute!

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  15. Cris
    January 19, 2016 at 16:54 (1 year ago)

    Awesome work! And cute kitties ^^

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  16. Natalia Khon
    January 19, 2016 at 21:46 (1 year ago)

    The cards are awesome and the kittens are adorable!

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  17. victoria
    January 22, 2016 at 18:48 (1 year ago)

    Beautiful business cards. and I love your kittens too!

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