Journal

Seven Important Questions to Answer in your Letterpress Business Card Quote Request

05-September-2017
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Business Cards
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by riseandshine
Duplexed Letterpress Business Cards with White Foil Your business is one-of-a-kind, and your business cards should be just as unique. That’s why we provide tons of options to help you create the card that perfectly expresses the special kind of service you offer your customers. It’s tough to wrap it all into a simple price list, so we also provide personal service to give you custom pricing and advice to help you arrive at the smartest approach for your printing project. When sending an inquiry, answering as many of these questions as you can will Read More

Business Cards and The Art of the Hustle

14-April-2017
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Business Cards
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by riseandshine
Letterpress Business Cards on Recycled Chipboard

When it comes to doing business in 2017, our millennial-centric motto is repeated over and over: HUSTLE. What does that really mean? According to Webster’s, hustle is defined as “verb to obtain by forceful action or persuasion.” Seems a bit dangerous, but hey, if it works, it works. Hustle on.

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Skill Session: Specifying paper for letterpress

09-May-2016
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Techniques , Letterpress Paper
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by riseandshine
Skill Session: Specifying paper for letterpress.

How to choose paper for letterpress printing

You have probably seen beautiful prints on soft, textured paper that sings when combined with a signature letterpress bite. In this skill session, we'll shed some light on how to explore the world of paper for yourself, and to communicate clearly with your printer so you receive the results you desire. We'll talk about all the different weights, calipers and finishes, and what it all means in relation to your project. And we will give you plenty of resources to learn more.

Start exploring papers with mill swatch books

Paper mills ("mill" is the term used to describe a paper Read More

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

Techniques: Foil Stamping with Digital Printing

01-May-2016
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Techniques , Foil Stamping , Flat Printing
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by riseandshine
Kindness Rules Foil Art Print by Rise and Shine Letterpress Digital printing is a great way to get lots of color on softer, un-coated papers with short runs. But, not all digital printing is equal. These prints were made on a finely-tuned HP Indigo digital press. The look and feel of the printing is almost indistinguishable from traditional offset printing, in some ways outperforming it in terms of color saturation and vibrancy. Read More

Oh Rose Gold, you’re making me blush!

19-April-2016
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Foil Stamping
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by riseandshine

Whether your inspiration comes from jewelers such as as Van Cleef & Arpels or even Apple, with the rose gold Apple Watch, the Rose Gold Renaissance is upon us. Now, we can print your stationery to match. Our rose gold foil stamping is the perfect shade of not-too-gold, not-too-copper, and not-too-pink. Just right for stationery, business cards or wedding invitations.

Rose Gold Foil Stamping

Why We Make

20-January-2016
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Video
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by riseandshine
As letterpress printers, we consider ourselves "makers." We work with our eyes, minds and hands to create a finished product from scratch. This video tells a little bit more about the inspiration behind calling ourselves makers, and shows you a behind-the-scenes look at the letterpress printing process. These are the same steps we'll take when printing your design.

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.