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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

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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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Custom letterpress tags and business cards for Printsmith
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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

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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”.

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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

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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.

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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!

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