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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

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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hello october
etsy, inspiration

October mood board inspiration. Hello, spooky October! Please, be good!

My October mood board inspiration is a bit on the dark, bleak, gloomy side. I’m pretty sure November will be even more so, but i’m getting a bit ahead of myself here.

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I kind of started posting these mood boards at the beginning of each month. They pretty much represent how i see and how i feel each month. Well i have to say, despite the fact that autumn and these autumn months are not particularly my favorite, they are, however, very productive. Procrastination is long gone now and we’re on a full-scale working spree, just as i thought it would happen.

Our Funky Box Studio, our boxes and packaging supplies shop, is doing better and better (it’s just the beginning of the month, but we’ve already received 7 etsy orders and several more through direct mail. The same goes for Funky Print Studio, our letterpress printing shop. We’ve taken on a few very interesting projects that i actually can’t wait to talk about! We played with bold ink colors, we did some edge painting and we turned some letterpress cards into stickers!

My October mood board, however, doesn’t really share my enthusiasm over these things. And yet, the weather is a lot warmer for this time of year than it should be! And i’m thankful for that.

I’ve also set some major goals for October:

  • website makeover; i’ll have this website looking top notch. This must be done!
  • post as many of the projects we’ve already completed as possible. I even have the photos for them, so it should be easy…. right?
  • work on new designs for business cards and invitations
  • photograph and have up on etsy the bunch of new boxes we made.

Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet. (Roger Miller)

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Source: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

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hello september
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Autumn mood board inspiration. Hello, colorful September! Please, be good!

I know i’m late posting my autumn mood board inspiration, but it’s better late than never, right?

autumn mood boardIn my previous article i was saying “bye” to procrastination and i swear i did my best to have a clean break up. It was a lot more difficult than i thought, but i’m still trying hard. Eventually, i’ll go on a full-on working spree, so i’ll definitely make up for the lost time. Even so, even while dealing with my procrastination issues, i still did a lot of work anyway. Our letterpress shop is going great and the boxes and packaging one is even better, so i can only be thankful (since it’s definitely the season for giving thanks!).

Getting back to my autumn mood board, i must admit it took a long time for me to appreciate this season. I actually hated it! No more sun, ugly weather, rain and cold, leaves falling… but mainly just the bad weather. It was actually a blogger who changed my mind entirely. It’s thanks to her that i now get to enjoy autumn just as much as i enjoy the other seasons!

I have many things i want to do, so i think my motivation is coming back. I’ve actually just finished designing some business cards for a neurologist and recently we made letterpress business cards for a dentist and her team, so i’m thinking maybe the medical field?… Oh well, i just hope i’ll be able to take good photos!

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Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. (Albert Camus)

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autumn mood boardautumn mood boardSource: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

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procrastination
rant

The Funky Studio team is back… Bye-bye, procrastination!

The Funky Studio team is back… and not so much? Yes, we’ve been back for a couple of weeks, but catching up with everything took a lot more than i thought. Then, once we achieved that, it was time for some more procrastination. Sometimes, procrastination is good. Just sometimes. But it’s finally time to pick up where we left off.

procrastinationMy last Wednesday Wishes post was all about the summer mode i was in and planning all the fun for our holiday. I must say, i am proud to have achieved many of the things i wrote there regarding the vacation. It was a lot of fun, i ate the best food of my life and i also got a chance to show that i’m becoming more opinionated (as one of the wishes stated). I also finally mustered up the courage to take on another huge thing on one of my WW lists: i’m going to a gym 3 times a week. Yes, it is a huge thing!

Even though we haven’t actually been active either on our shops or here, that doesn’t really mean we didn’t work at all. We worked on a couple of letterpress projects that i’m actually really happy about and also a bunch of boxes. We also have several new ones that i can’t wait to have up for sale in our shop!

Well that’s about it. That’s what we’ve been doing since we got back from our vacation. Hopefully we’ll begin to be as active as we used to be before that. Bye-bye, procrastination!

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

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