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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Custom Business Card Bonus Round!

Since it’s the first month of a new year (I suppose that’s a but redundant, whatevs) we are going to run a special. Especially if your own work bonus was lack luster. We’ll try and make it a feel like you got a little more than just a company…

When Worlds Collide and it Blows Your Mind

Okay, mind blown, maybe that’s an exaggeration. However, it’s pretty cool when the world of today can still dance with the world of yesterday. A perfect example of this is the use of QR codes with letterpress. It works! So, whether you have one for your business or perhaps…

Split Fountain!

Some time ago we posted about a split fountain adventure with Shayma Golden. Today’s split fountain action is provided by artwork from Salt Lake City tattoo artist, Tyler Densley. He is currently the November coverboy for SLUG magazine. Tyler asked us to print the covers for his new zine, Acid…