Letterpress

Printing Techniques: Add More Color with Letterpress Overprinting

08-May-2016
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Letterpress , Techniques
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by riseandshine
Kristen and Loren's Letterpress Invitation With letterpress printing, we consider every color a "spot color." That means that every color has its own plate, and the ink is mixed to the specified color and added to the press. A two-color print will have two plates and two press runs. But what if you want a third color without the expense of a third plate? Read More

Meet us at Maker Mornings in Alexandria, LA

13-January-2016
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Letterpress , Events
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by riseandshine
We will be at Maker Mornings in Alexandria to help launch 100 Days of Making in Central Louisiana. The event is on January 19, 2016 at the Hearn Stage in Alexandria, LA. Doors open at 7:30AM, so set your alarm! It's early! What is the 100 Day Project? “It’s a celebration of process that encourages everyone to participate in 100 days of making. The great surrender is the process; showing up day after day is the goal. For the 100-Day Project, it’s not about fetishizing finished products—it’s about the process.”- SolidSmack. Learn more about Maker Mornings on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/makermornings/ Sign up for the 100 Read More

Fresh Pressed: Ps&Qs Hang Tags

13-January-2016
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Letterpress
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by riseandshine
Chipboard letterpress hang tags.

We're excited to show off these die-cut hang tags for Ps&Qs, a great fashion store in Philly. If you're in Philly, check them out at 820 South Street. Or visit their website to order online: http://www.psandqs.com.

These were printed on 100% recycled tan kraft chipboard with vegetable-based black ink. Once they were printed, we die cut the tags with round corners and a punch so each tag is exactly the same with perfectly rounded corners.

Fresh Pressed: Bittersweets New York

07-January-2016
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Letterpress , Foil Stamping
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by riseandshine
Letterpress and Foil Gift Certificates We loved printing these gift certificates for jewelry designer Bittersweets New York. Whether you like teensy skull rings or serpentine clasp necklaces they have creative and interesting designs for you.  These were printed with three letterpress impressions, and then foiled with a distressed gold foil border. It was a challenging production with the many layered elements, but it came together nicely. The front and back were printed Read More