Kikisoso letterpress business cards
Cards side A before being cut to size. 250gsm 100% Cotton paper.
These letterpress business cards were for a very special customer, that being ourselves of course. We are not usually fans of deep impression letterpress but in this instance we decided to create a business card which serves as a perfect example of what letterpress is capable of. The modern letterpress printers are often using a deeper impression and it is probably what most of our customers are asking for too, they want to increase the de-bossing in order to make sure their cards are not mistaken as standard cards. I can understand that when you are paying much more than the price of digital or offset business cards because of the materials and hand work that is involved. But then, that is what letterpress cards are,something special, something luxurious, something that makes you stand put form the others.
The second side of the cards will be printed on separate sheets of 250 gsm cotton paper and then they will be duplexed together. The problem with a very deep impression is that it invariably bruises the paper on the reverse side, sometimes it is not so noticeable, but when it is, it gives the job a sort of imperfection. We try to avoid this at all costs and therefore if we are doing a two side job we would often use less impression and much thicker stock like a 500gsm or 600gsm lettra cotton paper. Duplexing can be done with a spray adhesive, but we like to use pva glue applied by silkscreen on one side of one of the cards and then clamp them together overnight before cutting them on the guillotine. They do not come unstiuck and nobody can even notice that they have be stuck together so what you have is a lovely chuncky yet soft cotton business card that people will love to hold in their hand and will always make a comment on. Deep impressions are not as important as first impressions however, so if you use the right paper the right design and have a well finished even print, then your card will stand out a mile whether it has a deep impression or a kiss impression.
A closer look at the deeper bite into the 100% cotton paper.
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