Letterpress Meets Bench Press: The Division Gym

We finally went to the gym. One of the many reasons we got the blog back up and running recently, was to highlight awesome businesses and individuals that we get the opportunity to work with. This post will go live as you’re crawling out of bed and recovering from your raging…

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…

5 Tips for Killing it with Type in Letterpress.

Killing it with type. Designing for Letterpress Chances are, you want your letterpress printed piece to have letters, and/or complete words. This is a good idea, good work so far! Now you just need to put those words into a design. Here are a few tips on how to do…

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…

Hosted Event: Ryan Tanner 10/28/16

Come see Ryan Tanner perform his new, beautiful album, Promised Land. Friday the 28th here at our studio. 8PM 1077 S Main St. SLC, UT 84111 $12 advance/ $15 at the door   Event details: Facebook event Advance Tickets: Eventbrite    See you there!

Prints & Pints: NSFW Aug, 5th

It’s time again for our favorite event: Prints & Pints! It’s our biannual art show featuring themed prints designed by 20 amazing artists and printed here at The Mandate Press. 20 contributing artists, 2 colors, 1 theme. And of course, the best sort of people to share it all with. This exhibit,…

SAVE THE DATE: NSFW 8/5/16

Save the date! August 5th will be the date of our next Prints & Pints show. We have some great artists lined up and the artwork coming in is looking sooo good. Come to our press and check 20 new prints on the theme: NSFW in August. Sign up for…

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…