Mandate Artist Print : Solar Eclipse

Mandate Artist Prints : Solar Eclipse We are all excited for the upcoming eclipse, so excited that we made a new, limited edition Solar Eclipse Print. It’s nicely sized for your wall at 18×24, and in a tasteful silver and gold ink, on 100# Neenah Environment Wrought Iron paper,…

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…

Blind Deboss vs. Blind Letterpress

We’re not trying to confuse you. I promise. In our continuing effort to explain letterpress printing, we eventually need to approach blind printing. The purpose of this post is to help clarify the terminology, because it gets confusing really quickly. We’ve covered this topic a little in the past here. But before we…

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…

Meet Your Maker: Gabriel Danilchik

Don’t call me ‘Gabby’. We are continuing our ‘Meet Your Maker’ series this week profiling the fine people at The Mandate Press who help get your projects off the ground. A few weeks ago we tried to interview Ben, but he wasn’t super interested in a surprise interview for the…

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…