Simple letterpress card

Somerset Velvet Paper
This card reads ” look!  …we print beautiful cards like these’ and this is our own current letterpress calling card. It showcases how a simple letterpress card can really stand out from the mass digital prints we see everywhere today. Everyone delights on the beauty of a letterpress card as they feel it’s impression with their fingertips.  Printed on Neenah Paper’s Cranes Cotton lettra with a medium grey ink the cards are subtle but classy.  

simple_letterpress_cards on cotton paper.
Close up: On the above image you can see the subtle impression into the soft cotton paper, although the contrast makes it look even deeper than it actually is.

We don’t like to print too deep into the stock, although it seems to be the modern way. We find, like many other modern day letterpress printers out there, that if you can see it and just feel it on one side, but not the other, then it is a job well done. The problem with very deep impression is that it invariably shows on the reverse side of the cards (unless you use a much heavier weight of paper for course) and the very deep impression makes text sometimes just look wrong, the curves and serifs of the fonts sometimes lost in the swell of the paper around them.

letterpress beer coasters - effective as business cards or to replace flyers.
Letterpress Beer mats: Edge painting these coasters really helped them ‘pop’. They were not long disappearing when we set them outside our studio last week. Another batch already being prepared.

Still on the self promotion theme, we had also decided to create a number of flashy edge painted beer coasters detailing our services. These lovely chunky recycled cards have proven to be very popular with passers by, each helping themselves to a set of 4. We will be offering printing on beer coasters for our clients too, so if your interested get in touch.

The German terms printed on the beer mats translated below…

Grusskarten: Letterpress greeting cards
Babyanzeigen: Letterpress Baby Announcements
Briefpapier: Personal letterheads and stationery
Visitenkarten: Business cards / Calling cards
Einladungskarten: Letterpress Invitations (Birthday /Anniversary / any invitations really)
Hochzeitspapeterie: Letterpress Wedding invitations and stationery
Letterpress Produktionen für Grafiker & Agenturen: Letterpress production for Graphic designers & Creative Agencies
Hochwertige Privatdrucksachen: High quality private printing requirements.

letterpress beer mat - simple idea as a n alternative to business cards. But look out…they are usually taken in sets of 4 ;)

Kikisoso offers bespoke letterpress printing and also a number of simple templates for social calling cards that you can select from on our online store. You can of course contact us if you would like to enquire about a bespoke design or for printing your own artwork, which we will be happy to do.

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