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Letterpress business cards with edge painting

It sure has been a while, but just like last time, we’re still very busy (maybe even busier!). That’s definitely a good thing, but it doesn’t leave me with enough time to update the blog. However, i do my best to continue posting live updates on our Instagram so you can see what we’re working on!

There have been many projects of letterpress business cards with edge painting we’ve been working on lately. I’m really fond of them, so i’ve decided to talk about them today.

letterpress business cards with edge painting
The edge coloring is the last and riskiest process. After the cards are printed and cut we finally go forward with the edge painting. It is a very delicate process and one little mistake could ruin everything and we’d have to reprint the project all over again. This is a process that is a lot more complicated than it seems.

letterpress business cards with edge paintingWe can pretty much match most of the Pantone colors we use for letterpress printing with the ones we use for edge painting (oh no, they’re not the same!). We received great feedback about them so far and we’re really happy about it! Hopefully we’ll work on many other projects involving edge painting! They kind of turned into my favorite type of business cards.

gold edge painting silver edge painting mint edge paintingmint edge painting black edge paintingorange edge paintingDefinitely something worth trying in order to give your letterpress or hot foil business cards that extra something to get the attention.
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Letterpress wedding invitations, business cards, custom designs & life lately

There are a lot (looooot!) of things going on at our end lately, so obviously, there’s no more time to update this blog as often as i’d want to. That’s why i kinda took it to Instagram for “live updates”. It’s a lot easier than to plan a whole blog post. And i get to share with you the latest projects we’re working on while we’re actually working on them!

There were so many great projects we took on lately that i’m not sure how i’m going to write a separate blog post for each one… Therefore, this one will be a general introduction for several of them.

We worked on some custom bow tie boxes that we hot foil printed on! This was actually the first hot foil printing project we took and they turned out so cute!! We made some samples with the foil we had available at the time, so we used silver, gold, copper, matte red and a dark brown.

hot foil boxesSince then we actually took on several other hot foil projects and i’m so very excited about this! They turn out so beautiful and elegant that i decided to change my own business cards and make them entirely hot foil!

Then we worked on a set of business cards and tags and we used a unique ink color here; very delicate and subtle and incredibly difficult to recreate actually! :)

letterpress business cards and tagsletterpress business cards and tagsThe above is Gemma’s photo and you can see pictures of her amazing work over here.

We actually hand mixed the ink so that it would get to the hue she was after and we were thrilled that she was happy with the result!

Then we worked on a couple of round business cards and i’m starting to like them more and more (actually we just took on another project involving round business cards!).

round letterpress business cardsround letterpress business cardsI was a bit nervous when we worked on the Arisdot letterpress project. Usually letterpress doesn’t work well with large portions of pressed paper, but they actually turned out great! Not only that, but we took on another similar project with pressed background and that one too turned out great!

After that we took on a custom design project that i totally loved and we were praised for!

custom letterpress business cardsFinally, the last project i’ll introduce to you here is a custom design letterpress wedding invitation. Well actually it’s an engagement invitation to be more precise.

letterpress wedding invitationThese are only a few of the projects we worked on lately, but there are so many others i have to talk about! I decided i have to have a separate blog post for all the hot foil projects we did and another one for all the projects involving edge painting. I absolutely love edge painting!

Hopefully i’ll be able to update this more often!
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FPS is currently working on: custom letterpress save the date cards… again!

Yep, it appears that FPS is very lucky when it comes to custom letterpress save the date cards. This time around, the cards i’ve designed according to our lovely client’s requests are just a bit trickier: there are two ink colors printed on 450gsm China White card stock and we also have a bit of die-cutting!

letterpress save the date films

letterpress polymer plate save the date

pantone ink color

letterpress heidelberg tiegel windmill

Say ‘hello’ to our Charlotte! She’s a mighty fine letterpress printing Heidelberg Tiegel. :)

custom letterpress save the date cards

Well this last photo i wasn’t exactly supposed to post as i hate ruining surprises, but i still wanted to show juuust a bit of everything: two ink colors, die-cutting, China White card stock. Also, since this photo is taken with my phone i think it’s safe to say that it’s not ruining much of the surprise, right? These custom letterpress save the date cards are yet another project i’m really proud of.

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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.

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