These striking cards for Melbourne architecture firm Northbourne were printed on 600g Fluorescent White Lettra with a blind impression on the front and black and custom mint ink on the back. Finished with mint edges match. Printed by Parklife and designed by JT at A Door Ajar.
Bax's cards presented a special challenge. Normally, to create an odd shape (basically anything non-rectangular), we'd make a die and die-cut the cards. But Bax wanted edge paint — and a die-cut edge isn't crisp enough to paint cleanly. So we (very carefully) knife-cut these 600g fluorescent white hexagons with our 19th century guillotine cutter, then edged them with metallic gold paint.
Check out these beautifully understated two-color, two-sided cards for Norfolk's Within Interior Design. For each of the eight women at the firm, we printed turquoise and warm gray inks on thick 600g Fluorescent White Lettra and added turquoise edge paint to match.
For the New Jersey grooming gurus at Virile, we printed these thick two-sided cards on 600g pearl white Lettra with tinted white and black inks. We finished them with a rich brick edge paint.
To help the impression pop, we like to use white ink tinted with a little bit of silver rather than print a completely inkless blind impression.
We first worked with Jory in January when he asked us to print a display sign for his award winning ping pong table. For that project we used gold ink on 4-ply museum board (about 60pt thick).
A few months later, Jory game to us for business cards. We again went with a gold-on-black look, but this time with thinner 2-ply museum board and metallic gold foil. We finished the cards with a rich orange edge paint.
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.