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What has FPS been doing? Custom letterpress business cards, wedding sets, custom designs, new boxes and ranting

FPS has been quite busy, even though lately you can tell people are finally starting their summer holidays. We’ve been working on several custom letterpress business cards, new templates for business cards (which i’m quite anxious to have up in the shop), new templates for save the date cards and also our very first letterpress wedding invitations and reception cards!

We played with ink colors again as we took on a custom letterpress business cards order that had to be printed in navy blue (i must admit, i can’t wait for the client to receive her package as these cards are definitely my favorite project so far! They turned out wonderful! Will have to wait for a confirmation before showing any photos though.). Continuing with ink colors playing, we re-printed our business cards using a sort of metallic copper-gold-brownish ink. Now that’s a color description! But seriously, it’s exactly that! It is a sparkling copper in the sunlight, but it turns brown when inside… The photos can’t really show these subtle changes, but in reality this ink color is quite amazing!

gold custom letterpress business cards

gold custom letterpress business cards

gold custom letterpress business cards

Our first custom wedding stationery set is also something i’m very proud of. I really enjoyed working on the design and we’re actually close to completion. We printed this wedding set in navy blue as well and we also made custom envelopes with blind printing on them. I’m guessing the actual Pantone color for the year is not really Marsala, but Navy Blue…

Our packaging shop will also be updated with new boxes quite soon. We have a bunch of them not listed yet, but alas, my all time nemesis, photography, gets in the way!

The letterpress shop is also in full-mode Christmas in July party! We have a special offer for Christmas in July: free shipping!! I’ll be doing a separate post about this too, but i thought i should mention it here too. So all of you business owners in search for impressive business cards or tags, all of you love-birds searching for beautiful wedding stationery that your guests won’t be able to throw away, all of you people around the world in search of custom letterpress printing, now it’s your chance! We’ll be handling the shipping for you, so there are no boundaries!

I really felt like ranting today, so i’ve done it! It’s also because i should have blogged sooner, but i must admit i’m also thinking of my summer holiday a lot lately…

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

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[Behind the scenes] Custom letterpress tags and business cards for Printsmith

The custom letterpress tags and business cards we made for Printsmith couldn’t have been a more enjoyable project for us! When i was writing about the business cards we made for BURNISH + BONE, i mentioned the fact that it was really an emotional journey for me. Well this time around, everything went along smoothly from the beginning to the end!

First of all, i really like the design of Printsmith’s logo and i instantly new it’d look wonderful letterpress printed! The card stock choice was also good. I usually like working with the sparkling bright white card stock, but this time Printsmith’s Dora chose the porcelain-white one and it was definitely the best choice.

Here are the short technical details for both the custom letterpress square cards and business cards for Printsmith:

– 450gsm China White card stock, one side printing, 9 x 5 cm, black ink for the business cards

– 450gsm China White card stock, one side printing, 7 x 7 cm, black ink for the custom letterpress cards / tags

custom letterpress tags business cards

Custom letterpress tags and business cards for Printsmith

Custom letterpress tags and business cards for Printsmith

Custom letterpress tags and business cards for Printsmith

Custom letterpress tags and business cards for Printsmith

Custom letterpress tags and business cards for Printsmith

Custom letterpress business cards for Printsmith

Custom letterpress tags and business cards for Printsmith

Custom letterpress business cards for Printsmith

Custom letterpress tags and business cards for Printsmith

Custom letterpress tags and business cards for Printsmith

Custom letterpress tags and business cards for Printsmith

Custom letterpress tags and business cards for Printsmith

Custom letterpress tags and business cards for Printsmith

Visit Printsmith’s website and check out the cool, unique items they make. Creativity at its finest! Printsmith’s designers “have shunned the idea of perfection in place for character, charm and individuality”.

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

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[Behind the scenes] Custom letterpress business cards for Dutch Origin Design by FEM

After publishing the interview with Femke, the artist behind Dutch Origin Design by FEM, it’s time i talked a little about the whole creation process of her custom letterpress business cards.

As mentioned in the interview, these business cards were the very first that Charlotte (our Heidelberg Tiegel letterpress printing machine) and us ever made. We officially opened Funky Print Studio and this website on the 1st of March, but we actually got our printing machine at some point at the end of last year. That was when Femke contacted us initially only looking for personalized hang tags and boxes. Well one thing led to another and the initial order was upgraded with some simple and elegant double sided printed letterpress business cards.

It was a bit of a challenge since it was our very first time printing on our Heidelberg, but the letterpress business cards turned out beautiful!

Short technical details of the custom letterpress business cards for Dutch Origin Design by FEM:

– 450gsm Snow White card stock, double sided printing, 8.5 x 5.5cm, black ink

polymer plate for custom letterpress business cards

Polymer plate

It was late at night, there was no light and i kept taking photos with my phone… hence the photo quality. However, i didn’t want to miss any moment of Charlotte’s first custom letterpress business cards.

custom letterpress business cards

Double sided letterpress business cards for Dutch Origin Design by FEM

custom letterpress business cards

Double sided letterpress business cards for Dutch Origin Design by FEM

custom letterpress business cards

Double sided letterpress business cards for Dutch Origin Design by FEM

custom letterpress business cards

Double sided letterpress business cards for Dutch Origin Design by FEM

custom letterpress business cards

Double sided letterpress business cards for Dutch Origin Design by FEM

custom letterpress business cards

Double sided letterpress business cards for Dutch Origin Design by FEM

custom letterpress business cards

Double sided letterpress business cards for Dutch Origin Design by FEM

Femke is an incredibly talented artist and crafter and you can find out more about her story in her interview that she was kind enough to do. Also, visit Femke’s website to see her creations!

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

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[Behind the scenes] Custom letterpress business cards for BURNISH + BONE

The custom letterpress business cards we made for Ali of BURNISH + BONE Osteological Taphonomy were a bit of a challenge for us. Well, for me alone actually, as my husband (and crafter at the same time) was just as confident as ever. For me, though, it was quite an emotional journey…

“Emotional journey? Are we still talking about the letterpress business cards or…?” Yes, i hear ya and yes, we’re still talking about the business cards. It was emotional to the point of me bursting into tears at some point! Oh, those dreaded dog bones enjoyed toying with my obsessive compulsive perfectionism! However, the final result exceeded my expectations and it turned out great!

Short technical details of the custom letterpress business cards of BURNISH + BONE:

– 600gsm Snow White card stock, double sided printing, Cool Grey 10 U

letterpress business cards film

Letterpress business cards film

polymer plates

Polymer plates

Since we create our own polymer plates when letterpress printing, the first step is having the film made and then, based on them, the plates themselves. In order to get from the images above to the following ones, we’ve had a lot of work to go through, but ultimately the end result was well worth it.

double sided letterpress business cards

Double sided letterpress business cards for BURNISH + BONE

double sided letterpress business cards

Double sided letterpress business cards for BURNISH + BONE

double sided letterpress business cards

Double sided letterpress business cards for BURNISH + BONE

double sided letterpress business cards

Double sided letterpress business cards for BURNISH + BONE

double sided letterpress business cards

The letterpress business cards packed and ready to go!

I was really anxious to find out Ali’s opinion on her letterpress business cards, so i must admit i checked that tracking number practically every day. When they finally did arrive and i read Ali’s mail, i was really the happiest i had been since leaving the package at the post office! And i’m saying this just to not sound too corny even though i could easily go there. Ali was kind enough to send me a photo and i can’t thank her enough for this!

letterpress business cards

Ali of BURNISH + BONE and her letterpress business cards

Seeing the photos of Ali’s business cards, you might have wondered what it is she does. It is indeed a not so common activity which is why it is that much more interesting. BURNISH + BONE is all about cleaning and preserving animal bones, skulls, claws, tusks, teeth and horns for hunters, pet owners, collectors and enthusiasts. For more details please visit BURNISH + BONE. Also, soon enough we might get some more inside info from Ali herself during a future interview.

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

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