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…

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…

Points, pounds and grams: How thick is that paper anyway?

Understanding Paper Weight When it comes to letterpress printing, choosing the right paper is essential. There are several different types of paper measurements that don’t exactly correlate with each other. You know, just to make things hard. Here’s a quick and dirty paper weight guide. Weight in Pounds Pounds is…

You Should Go There

A few weeks back I had a phone call here at the shop that started out a little ominous as the first question was “How much are business cards?” The answer clearly is “That depends.” After a few more questions and answers including me explaining what letterpress is and…

Emboss vs Deboss vs Blind Letterpress

We end up having the discussion around here at least once a week about how best to use the same vernacular as our clients when it comes to embossing, debossing and blind letterpress. Do we use the same terms that the rest of America is using to describe what they…

Why Business Cards Aren’t Going Away.

As I was talking to a friend recently he told me that there was a new app that would make business card superfluous. Well. That is ridiculous. Them people have been trying to destroy the beautiful parts of this world for years. The folks who made almond butter have been…