Black Paper and Letterpress Printing

Black paper isn’t going out of style. The objective of this blog post is to help you design around the limitations of black paper. White paper is definitely the most frequently used paper color we see, but black is easily runner-up. Black paper does however, introduce some unique design…

Letterpress Terminology

As with most professions. Technical terms get thrown around a lot at the shop. So much so, that we tend to forget that it sounds like a foreign language to people that don’t work here. So in order to help decode some things we say, we have this here blog post…

The best price in town for letterpress? Actually… yes.

One stigma associated with letterpress printing: expensive. We actually hear this a lot. And compared to other printing methods it can appear expensive. But… it doesn’t have to be. And the objective of this blog post is not to give you a bunch of long-winded information about the value of…

Quit Not Using Holographic Foil

The world is full of color. Trust me on this… Just look around you. I am sick and tired of printing jobs that don’t utilize holographic foil. (That is a little bit of a lie. We print a lot of great shit that doesn’t have holographic foil on it. I am…

You’re Invited: Invite Advice.

It is wedding season again. Which means we have the privilege of welcoming all you excited and nervous brides and grooms into the shop. I will leave the advice of living a healthy and blissful life as a married couple to your (what I assume are) delightful relatives. However, a few…

I Like You.

a·poc·ry·phal – of doubtful authenticity, although widely circulated as being true. There is this probably apocryphal story* about a car salesman in Michigan. He sent out 13,000 notecards a month to his clients that simply said “I like you”. He did this every month with a different design, and eventually became…

Open Love Letter: Katie Couric

(Image of Peter bossing us around in the morning.) A lot of things happen when I’m not here on Monday.   Like when Peter listens to a Podcast:   and decides to make us print these:     Which later results in this:   Hey @katiecouric, we thought you might…

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…

Publik display of affection.

Quality over quantity. In case you didn’t see our post the other week about about The Division Gym, we made the decision to start using our blog as a venue to talk about clients we have a major crush on. One of those clients is Publik. Publik Coffee was established in…

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…