Gold Foil on Our Minds

I was perusing the Communication Arts annuals this past week looking at the rad stuff you folks have been creating out there. I was blown away with how much gold foil is out there right now. We have certainly seen an explosion in its use on our estimate form in the…

Letterpress coasters with the mosters.

In addition to the sweet custom letterpress business cards that we crank out daily, we also specialize in a number of other things. One of those being coasters. (The others being notecards, invitations, posters, greeting cards, hugs, open mouth kisses etc… you get the idea.) Coasters 101: Coasters have…

Holiday Letterpress Inspiration

Is it too late to print stuff for the holidays? So… It’s way too late to letterpress print anything related to the holidays. But we didn’t want that to stop us from sharing this awesome work that has been making it’s way through our doors. Scroll through the images…

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…