Event: The Moveable Type Truck & The Mandate Press

  We’re so excited and honored to have Kyle Durrie of Power and Light Press (Portland) stop at The Mandate Press! So here’s the short and the long about Kyle and The Moveable Type Truck: Kyle was a girl who loved two things, letterpress and road trips. So, in…

Carl Richards: The Best Coffee Date, Ever

Carl Richards is probably the one person you would love to have coffee with. Maybe even a beer. Or tapas. Well, quite frankly you want to be with Carl Richards anywhere that there is ready access to a cocktail napkin and a pen. Carl has created a name for…

When Worlds Collide and it Blows Your Mind

Okay, mind blown, maybe that’s an exaggeration. However, it’s pretty cool when the world of today can still dance with the world of yesterday. A perfect example of this is the use of QR codes with letterpress. It works! So, whether you have one for your business or perhaps…

Tip of the Hat to Baltimore Print Studios

A while ago we did a small favor for our friend Kyle over at Baltimore Print Studios. He so kindly repaid the favor ten times over by sending us some really great gems. We love it when the world works like this. You buy lunch today – we will…

Split Fountain!

Some time ago we posted about a split fountain adventure with Shayma Golden. Today’s split fountain action is provided by artwork from Salt Lake City tattoo artist, Tyler Densley. He is currently the November coverboy for SLUG magazine. Tyler asked us to print the covers for his new zine, Acid…

We Love What You Do: NowTwist

So, we’ve decided to implement a routine installment that highlights certain customer’s amazing use of our “supply your own design” option for our $95 Business Card. Not to say that any designs that come through are less astonishing, but, let’s face it – every now and again, we see…

Life is a Luminous Halo, a Semi-transparent Envelope

More than not, people are so excited about a creative design they forget about the envelope. Don’t fall victim to having to change your gorgeous design in the end to accommodate a regular sized envelope. It’s best to have a full scope of your project from the beginning, including the envelope. Because we get…

Have an iPhone? We Have an App!

Letterpress is pretty sweet. We know, we’re a little biased, but c’mon, a letterpressed greeting, invite, or business card speaks volumes to how an individual feels about quality and process. However, we know that letterpress is shrouded with mystery – and intrigue! So, we created an iPhone app that…

Inspiration in the Bag

We really love contrast. We love old/new, vintage/modern, black/white, fire/ice. It’s only natural; we are printmakers using archaic machines to produce exciting ephemera to please the tastes of today. So, today’s post will explore something we’ve stumbled upon that strikes our contrast fancy. And, really, contrast was just a…

Motorcycles, Letterpress Printing, and God

A while back, we, like most other people who are impressed with craft, tweeted this video about Shinya Kimura the bike builder. It was the most retweeted item we’ve ever seen from any of our posts and was fun to watch people around the world respond to it the…