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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 hang tags for Lulu & Belle

We printed the letterpress hang tags for Lulu & Belle back in August right after we came back from our vacation. It was definitely a great project to transition back in to working mode!

Since we’re still quite at the beginning of our letterpress journey, each project still brings something new and exciting. This time around, we got to use our gold – copper – light brown ink that sparkles in the sunlight and i’m totally in love with! Also, there was a bit of die-cutting and hole punching as well so that we’d get beautiful and elegant letterpress hang tags to match the style of Lulu & Belle. Moreover, we didn’t use the standard 450gsm card stock, but even thicker 600gsm one. It was a real pleasure working on this project and i was really happy to find that the tags were very well liked!

Here are the short technical details for the custom letterpress hang tags for Lulu & Belle:

  • 600gsm duplexed Snow White card stock, one side printing, 2 x 6 cm, one ink color – gold / copper / light brown, die cutting (rounded corners), hole punching
letterpress hang tags for Lulu & Belle
Letterpress hang tags for Lulu & Belle. Photo by Lulu & Belle
letterpress tags
Letterpress hang tags for Lulu & Belle. Photo by Lulu & Belle
letterpress tags
Letterpress hang tags for Lulu & Belle. Photo by Lulu & Belle

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I was even happier when i received the first three photos with the letterpress tags actually being used alongside the wonderful Lulu & Belle jewelry. Thank you so much, Sandra!

Lulu & Belle is the place to go when searching for exquisite vintage jewelry. They search the world trying to find the best pieces out there and they restore them to their former glory so that they can be worn and cherished once again. You’ll surely find the perfect gifts for vintage jewelry enthusiasts, but also pieces that can be worn during very special occasions. Check out their website and get ready to be amazed!

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

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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

film and polymer plate TwoFour Creative Coalition
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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[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.

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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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