Features Tagged ‘Letterpress’

Birthday Calendar from Linda & Harriett

This is one of my absolute favorites from Linda & Harriett, though I love their beautiful calendars and notepads too. But the Birthday Calendar, is especially useful, for people like me and maybe some of you out there, who have a hard time keeping track of birthdays. Hang it up by your desk for a quick glance before you do your monthly birthday card shopping. Plus, the illustrations are beyond cute!

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Photo Credits: Linda & Harriett

2011 Holiday Card Picks

Happy Friday morning! I’ve been quite busy lately designing and printing my first letterpress wedding suite and a few other small projects that I can’t wait to share. Today I’d like to share some of my favorite picks for letterpress holiday cards this year.

Adorable Peace Love Cupcakes Letterpress Card from Parrott Design Studio.

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Beautiful Modern Holiday Letterpress Card from my friend Sara of Inkprint Letterpress.

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Blind Letterperess Fa La La Cards from Gracie Finn.

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Detailed Holiday Doe Visiting Card from Austin Press.

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Rustic Pinecone Letterpress Cards from Echo Letterpress.

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Holiday cards should be sent the end of the first or beginning of the second week in December, depending on their destination. So grab some hot cider, a pretty pen and get those cards sent out!

Letterpress Printing on a Kelsey Tabletop Press

When I try to explain to people what letterpress is and why I love it so much, the conversation can become a bit confusing. So I decided to hire my boyfriend as a camera man for a mini video of how my tabletop press works. I am no pro at this by any means but it explains the basics of how this century old printing method works with a boxcar base and photo polymer plates.

You can see that each piece of paper is fed by hand (with love of course!) and no two prints will be exactly the same. Of course with larger presses with motors such as C&P’s (like my friend Sarah’s from InkPrint), you can crank out larger quantities and sizes at a much faster pace. Vendors that I scout out for my shop work on these larger presses but still put much time and care into each print, which is why I want to represent companies like this in my shop.

Hope you enjoy the video! (That’s Savannah in the background chasing moths… my little printing pal)

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