We don’t know about you, but here in Brooklyn we’re ready for spring. The thrill of historic snowstorms has come and gone and all we’re left with are icy sidewalks and bitterly cold temperatures. Here are a few bright projects that we’ve printed recently that have us thinking of the blue skies and sunny days ahead.
Hopefully these bright images bring a little sunshine to your day or at least a smile to your face!
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We print many custom stationery sets during the holiday. They make wonderful gifts, perfect for sending out thank you notes, post-holiday. Here are a few we particularly enjoyed designing and printing in 2014.
These notecards feature an assortment of blues and grays, perfectly matching the cloudy January sky.
Initials always look great in letterpress, whether they are small and sleek or larger and more decorative. Adding an image is a great idea, especially if it’s as cute as this carefree rabbit taking a leap over such a fancy monogram.
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We’ve been working with Chalk, a marketing and branding firm here in NYC for a couple of years. They recently asked us to print some of their redesigned business cards and we were impressed by how well they turned out. The bold indigo banner contrasts the bright white paper, making their logo quite striking.
It’s always fun to bring another designer’s vision to life, especially when it is as eye-catching as this. These letterpress business cards were a challenge to print, but will certainly make a good impression on their clients.
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Tagged bright, business, business card, design, letterpress, new york, printing, sesame
We’re debuting a couple new greeting cards this year, in celebration of Valentine’s Day! We love this playful card with a striking blue and gray eye. The message is simple and sweet.
Nothing says I love you like a sweet, hand-written note and a really good box of chocolates. We’ve designed these red and gray cards with that thought in mind. The inspiration for this card, the Whitman’s Sampler box, has been a Valentine’s Day staple since 1912.
We encourage sending handwritten love notes all year long, but if there’s one day a year to write to your paramour, this is it. These and more Valentine’s Day cards are available on our website now!
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This invitation suite is one of our favorite styles as it incorporates a rustic theme with an elegant design, befitting a wedding. All the pieces are printed in a charcoal gray which gives the set a formal appearance.
The pine cones on the information card accentuated the rural nature of their winter wedding. The bride and groom wanted their wedding suite to reflect their bucolic venue. The Cork Factory Hotel is in historic downtown Lancaster, PA in a building that once housed a cork and glass company.
We can just imagine relaxing cozily by a fire, in between the ceremony and the reception, with a hot toddy in hand. What a wonderful way to spend a December weekend!
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This fall we designed and printed a beautiful set of art nouveau inspired wedding invitations for a couple in southern California. They started things off sweet with a bookmark sized Save the Date, printed in a warm gold and green combination.
The invitation features a delicate border of dark green vines that accent the fine lines in the type. A wreath-decorated home was the perfect image for their intimate reception.
The gold ribbon woven through the wreath is a sweet, little detail that makes this response card stand out. The simplicity of this letterpress wedding suite is what makes it such a nice sight. It’s all in the details!
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Tagged bespoke, california, color, custom, design, elegant, invitation, letterpress, printing, sesame, stationery, wedding
We recently remixed one of our tried and true, and a little blue wedding invitation designs. Ikat patterns are very popular, and we know why! This soft blue dot pattern is sweet and modern, perfect for a casual wedding. We can just imagine being at an intimate summer wedding by the sea.
We made a short video, documenting the process of printing this 2-color wedding invite. A word of warning; the sounds of the press clicking and clacking are slightly hypnotic and may cause drowsiness.
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Tagged beach, blue, bright, color, ikat, invitation, letterpress, printing, sesame, wedding
We’ve been busy printing holiday cards these days and we figured we’d give you a peek into the process while we print our Ship Holiday card, which is one of our favorites. In case you couldn’t tell, we’re crazy about nautical themed goods! From whale gift tags to anchor note card sets, we’ve got it all. Our beloved Golding Jobber press came from a New England seaside town, so it seems fitting that it should be used for these projects.
We print the red portion of the card first (the boat and red lights), followed by the navy (you can see the plate for the navy in the photo above) and finally the green string of lights. Lining the layers of a card as precise as this one takes a keen eye and a bit of patience.
We hate to waste paper so we constantly reuse scraps for set up and registration while we perfect the prints. Sometimes the most interesting things happen by accident. The combination of the soft blue filigree and the navy ship on this piece of makeready really caught our eye.
We have lots of different letterpress holiday card sets available on our site, as well as some great nautical themed gifts for everyone on your list.
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