Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Kerr Vernon

KVGD is a graphic design studio with a reputation for delivering intelligent branding communications that engage and inspire across all media platforms.
The studio's own branding includes business cards and A5 covers, featured here.
We letterpress printed four colours and a black ink onto Colorplan 540gsm Cool Grey. Each colour was applied separately and the translucent inks give a very charming effect.

You'll remember Kerr Vernon's name from our lush Impressive Print music mailer . . . and it's just about time for another celebratory pack; celebrating great music, celebrating beautiful paper, celebrating fine letterpress print and amazing design!
Look out for "That's Impressive", coming soon.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Embrace PG Organics

PG Organics creates beautiful natural organic perfumes, sourcing the finest essences from around the world. Company founder, Patricia Gallagher, asked us to produce the perfume packaging. The choice of Colorplan Amethyst with a linen emboss exudes luxury without excess. Gleaming silver foil was applied and diecut to make a charming receptacle for a truly natural and organic perfume.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Letterpress Lurve: Couples on St.Valentine's Day

Conqueror Connoisseur Soft White 300gsm. Foiled in Gold
 Somerset Velvet 100% Cotton 300gsm. Letterpress printed in one colour ink, greeeeeeen
Colorplan 540gsm Bright White. Letterpress printed in two colours of royal ink. Illustration by Mr. David Janes

Valentine loves from all at Glasgow Press - where we are working late tonight. Dedication to print, forever xxx

Letterpress Competition Winner

Thank you to everyone who entered our letterpress competition. Quite a number of you had the correct answer.
The name of the 6pt lead is:
(or nonps as we say in the trade)
The first correct entry drawn from the hellbox is:


Congratulations! Tony wins 200 business cards of his own design, letterpress printed on 540gsm Colorplan board, one colour ink to one side.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Letterpress Competition Ends

Our competition for February has now ended. The winner will be the first correct answer drawn from the hellbox and announced at 11am tomorrow, St. Valentine's day.
Thanks to everyone who entered and best of luck!


Derek Welsh is a designer and maker of contemporary furniture and bespoke interior projects characterised by the simplicity of angled lines and unique structures.
Graphical House created an all-inclusive identity suite for DWS, designing marketing material and building a website.
DWS business cards are a fine representation of a designer maker who uses prime materials and classic, natural lines in his range of beautiful furniture.
The stock is Colorplan triplex - three sheets of 270gsm sandwiched to make a solid 810gsm.
On the ebony side, we applied the monogram in a glossy black foil. The central layer is a rich, woody citrine. The reverse is bright white and is letterpress printed with an impression in black ink which is precise and clean as the finest woodcarving.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012


This card, designed by Smiling Wolf, is a stunner on various levels. It introduces the amazing ARtSENSE - read about it in the link. The board is the lovely Keaykolour Antique, 400gsm from Arjowiggins which shows letterpress print at its finest in this piece. The inks look fabulous, particularly the neon citrine which seems to have a depth all of its own!
There was a tight deadline on this beauty. First ink on was orange, followed by the neon and finally black. Excellent registration, just the right depth of impression on a card printed to both sides. Trimmed, packed and shipped to Paris.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Win 200 Letterpress Printed Business Cards

WIN 200 Letterpress printed Business Cards
It's been six months since we moved into our new premises and we've been busy fixing up the caseroom. We're taking a short break to run a competition for all letterpress print enthusiasts out there.
And here's the question:
In the picture below, you see four thicknesses of leading. From left to right they are, 2pt. 3pt. 6pt. 12pt.
Each lead has its own name.
What is the name of the lead, third from the left, i.e. the 6pt. lead?
(The name we're after only refers to 6pt lead)

How to enter:
First, join us on our Facebook page.
Next, follow us @GlasgowPress
Then, send your answer to the question to hellbox@glasgowpress.com
The winner will be chosen from our facebook friends & twitter followers.
The winner will have 200 business cards of their own design, letterpress printed on 540gsm Colorplan board, one colour ink to one side. Winner's own design!  Good Luck!

The competition will end on Monday 13th February at 4.00pm
The winner will be drawn at random from all the correct entries received at
Winner will be announced on Tuesday 14th February 2012

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Original Gmund

Druckmuster:Geschäftsausstattung Westwood Candles

  • Kunde:Westwood Candles
  • Papier:ORIGINAL GMUND tactile blanc, 100 und 300 g/m²
  • Druck:Glasgow Press, Glasgow, UK (info@glasgowpress.co.uk).
We are pleased to be featured on the Print Gallery of Gmund Paper. This collection comprises a full stationery set of Letterheads, Compliment Slips and Business Cards.

The collection ORIGINAL GMUND offers a range of cotton papers from budget friendly to high end for any business correspondence. The cotton content ranges from 10% up to 100 % to enhance your message. Seven weights are available from 90 to 300 g/m² and comes in three colours – blanc, crème and beige. And, let's not forget envelopes, which are essential for all business and wedding stationery.
This paper is wonderful for foiling and letterpress printing. We've printed on it many times with highly satisfactory results, as our customers will testify.