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.
Solid floods of color can be tricky with letterpress. But if you play your no-pun-intended cards right, you can get great results. Lighter/brighter colors tend to print more evenly. And die-cutting the cards rather than knife trimming can help keep the raised unprinted paper from getting squished or scuffed.
For these square cards we printed for Birmingham Developer, Ford Waters, we printed on separate sheets of 300g Fluorescent White Lettra, then duplexed and die cut. Design was done by long-time Parklife friend, Chad Martin of The G Brand.
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.
It can be tricky to create a wedding invitation suite that's colorful, playful, and exciting, while still conveying the sophistication of the event itself. While working with Terisa and Tom, the goal of maintaining that balance was always at the front of our minds.
Ok, sure, the save the dates leaned a bit toward the whimsical end. We printed and hole punched a thick 600g note card, and then tied custom-printed balloons for the guests to inflate. Details of the event were on the balloon (and on the website for the faint of breath).
For the invitations we kept the yellow and gray color scheme and the Bombshell / Neutra / Trend Slab typeface combo, but left out the balloons (time to get serious).
We carried a similar look through to the reply card, a custom designed map, and a rehearsal dinner invitation with its own color scheme and tear-off reply card. The set was then placed inside a gray tri-fold pouch, tied with twine, and sealed in a matching gray envelope.
Check out these business cards and display cards for Chad Gorges, a Kansas woodworker and furniture builder. We printed both on thick 600g Fluorescent White Lettra with black ink and a custom Periwinkle.
Chad's work is really amazing. A few photos are below, and a bunch more are at his website, www.chadgorges.com.