Emboss vs Deboss vs Blind Letterpress

We end up having the discussion around here about 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 terms that the rest of America is using to describe what they are…

A Startup’s Dream. Notecard – Business Card Combo.

We have been hearing from folks quite a bit recently that you are very interested in some other options in our online store. We have heard you. And so our first addition to the store in a long time is a 300 Business Card & 150 Notecards with envelopes…

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…

Mandate’s Mandate. (a letterpress education) | White Ink on Black Paper

So you want to letterpress on black paper. I don’t blame you it looks amazing. I mean. Look at these pictures of great letterpress cards all on black paper. We have some rules you should know first before you decide that it is for you. Listed below in convenient…

Ruth Lewanowski Wines – Mandate Field Trip

They don’t make wine like they used to. But Evan over at Ruth Lewandowski Wines isn’t like other wine makers. We printed up his card last week and on delivery we had a little wine tasting and educational field trip. Evan knows his shit. We had no idea the…

The Star Gazer: Your stars are looking good this year.

New $95 card template with your favorite Zodiac constellation. Occasionally the stars align and connections are made. So why not hedge your bets and put your stars out up front. Choose from the 12 zodiac constellations and add up to 4 lines of your information in a clean san-serif font….

Spread some cheer. New Letterpress holiday cards.

Make them your own. 5 festive designs. 4 shimmering papers. Starting at $75. Say hi to all your favorite people this holiday season with some customizable letterpress cards. Printed in white ink on shimmering pearlescent Stardream paper. Make holiday cards as cheerful or as cranky as you are with…

September Special: 100 Bonus cards!

September Special: 100 Bonus cards! We’re nearing the end of another great summer. It always feels just a little too short and unfortunately, as impressive looking as our presses are, they cannot slow down time or change the weather. Yet. But they are very good at printing so we…

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…