Sixgill's logo uses a gradation of green — from light on the left to dark on the right. Normally that's not the sort of thing letterpress does well. But using a fine halftone screen, we printed two shades of green on top of one another to achieve the gradation effect.
Walt's stationery design is simple, but deceivingly so. We printed the three-color piece on 5x7 cotton paper with a fine halftone screen in the lighter blue ink pass, creating the illusion of a third blue — lighter than the lines that outline the abstract wave shape.
We've been printing fancy letterpress business cards for Norfolk creatives Grow for a while now (check it out). Recently they asked us to print simple blind-pressed, edge painted notes along with custom printed and converted envelopes.
To get the pattern on the inside of the envelope (called a "tint") we first offset printed flat sheets with a light cool gray, then folded and glued the envelopes. Finally, we added the letterpress return address and logo.
Washington's Force Majeure Vineyard makes lovely Bordeaux and Rhone-inspired wines. We've been lucky enough to sample from their limited production and we think their wines pair beautifully with our custom letterpress stationery.
We printed business cards, folded notes, and envelopes for Carrie and Todd using espresso and silver-tinted opaque white ink on Ecru Lettra paper.