Unsolicited advice

Unsolicited advice. We’re dusting this blog off… like really actually dusting it off. I imagine you the reader, are going to get some advice as we dive back into utilizing this here ‘web log’ in the next few years. I’m not sure why you need our advice really, other…

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 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…