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[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

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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

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[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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[Behind the scenes] Custom letterpress business cards for TwoFour Creative Coalition

The custom letterpress business cards for TwoFour Creative Coalition’s Rich were really our ideal letterpress order. Be it a seller or buyer, you have that ideal transaction in mind: if you’re a buyer, you want the item to fit your needs and preferences, the seller to be nice, the shop to look appealing and so on; if you’re a seller, you want the client to be reasonable, to be satisfied with your items, to come back for a second time etc. So there are these general ideas each buyer and each seller has depending on various characteristics. Well for us, the letterpress business cards for TwoFour Creative Coalition were precisely that: ideal transaction. Conversation went smoothly, design was perfect, letterpress printing was a blast. The business cards and letterpress tags we did for Printsmith and the project we’ve just wrapped up were like this as well, so that makes me think that there’s a bright future ahead! Hehe!

Anyway, here are the short technical details of the letterpress business cards for TwoFour Creative Coalition’s Rich:

– 450gsm Snow White card stock, one side printing, 3.5 x 2″ (inches), black ink

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Film and polymer plate for TwoFour Creative Coalition
Letterpress business cards
Letterpress business cards for TwoFour Creative Coalition
letterpress business cards
Letterpress business cards for TwoFour Creative Coalition
Letterpress business cards
Letterpress business cards for TwoFour Creative Coalition
letterpress business cards
Letterpress business cards for TwoFour Creative Coalition
letterpress business cards
Letterpress business cards for TwoFour Creative Coalition
letterpress business cards for TwoFour Creative Coalition
Letterpress business cards for TwoFour Creative Coalition

TwoFour Creative Coalition is a group of talented professionals offering services such as: branding & marketing, design, web development, animation, video & audio, photography, hand lettering & illustration and more. Check out their website for detailed information!

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FPS is currently working on: Funky Box Studio letterpress business cards

Even though our upcoming summer holiday is all i can think about, we’re still working hard on our Funky Box Studio letterpress business cards… among other things. I did mention before that we’re also working on a couple of custom letterpress business cards order (they’re so minimalist you can’t help falling in love with them! Aaaand one of the two is my own creation! *feeling proud*) and also a new letterpress tags order (since we’re using the card stock you haven’t really seen in our photos yet, i’m really excited to complete this project!). Nevertheless, i can only show you photos of our own Funky Box Studio letterpress business cards.

We’ve opened FBS more than 2 years ago, but i have been struggling to find a font and logo that i really liked. I was in a constant searching process and i wasn’t happy with any of the outcomes. Well finally, 2 years and 400 sales later, yours truly is completely happy with FBS’s logo and font design! Yeah, it only took me this much… and i still have to choose the card stock!

Funky Box Studio letterpress business cards Funky Box Studio letterpress business cards Funky Box Studio letterpress business cards Funky Box Studio letterpress business cardsYep, i am completely satisfied with our new design. I can’t wait to show you photos from the printing process! That’s gonna be fun since we’ll also have 2 ink colors here. Playing with colors again!

In the mean time, don’t forget about our Christmas in July letterpress promotion! Free shipping for any order of letterpress printed items is definitely something you should take advantage of because finally, it doesn’t matter where you’re from! We’ll take care of all the shipping issues! We’d also highly appreciate it if you helped us spread the word! *bows*

The Funky Studio team wishes you, as always, a colorful day!

PS: Why do i like those random inserts like *bows*, *feeling proud* so much? I don’t even use them on Facebook!

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