Simple Letterpress business cards printed on Somerset Velvet Paper

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Just off the press – printed on Somerset Velvet Paper 

A lovely little one-colour card we printed on Somerset Velvet Paper for Mirjam and Johanna from Mijo Architect Büro based here in Cologne. The paper was a little thinner than our usual 300gsm stock which is Neenah Paper’s Crane Lettra cotton.


The Paper


The Somerset Velvet Paper we used was a 250gsm stock and it is a very well know printmakers paper made in St Cuthberts Mill, Somerset, United Kingdom. This particular paper also has a digital version which is made for professional photographers using professional Epson inkjet printers. It has a lovely texture and although not the brightest white it has a beautiful quality which accepts the letterpress ink very well and gives a nice sharp edge to deeper impression work.

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business cards printed on somerset velvet paper
You can see the lovely texture of the paper, no wonder it is so popular for artist prints etc. 

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  • mark bradshaw

    very nice, although i would prefer something thicker myself. do you got 300/350 gm in the same paper?

    • nick

      Hi Mark, we also print on cranes cotton lettra 300gsm which has a similar texture. The florescent white variant and the Somerset Velvet are our two house papers but we can also source the off-white lettra if you would prefer a less bright white. Actually, we also offer Gmund cotton which although less textured a very nice paper indeed. I just received your mail and will get back to you asap.