Wednesday, 28 November 2012


Designer, Richard Hewitt, asked us to source a purple foil to complement Colorplan Amethyst duplexed to Bright White for this beautiful business card for Liverpool Student Lets.
We found an excellent metallic foil which worked really well; logo to the Amethyst side and text to the Bright White.
The foil glints subtly on the dense colour of the card, making it attractive and very memorable.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Light Blue Storm

 Many thanks to Storm Creative for an insight into the design thinking behind this amazing business card.

"We designed these business cards as part of a total re-brand for our client, Light Blue. We wanted to better reflect Light Blue’s service, which is to provide simple investment advice for high-net-worth individuals with complex lives. The business cards needed to fit in seamlessly with the lifestyle of a typical Light Blue client. As the business cards are their main sales tool and the only piece of collateral the client receives, they must act as a constant reminder of the quality and simplicity of Light Blue’s service. Therefore, we chose a thick, triplexed card from a high quality stock, letterpressed with hot foils and premium inks for a very tactile finish. The middle light blue layer is a subtle nod to the company name and brand."

As they say, the business card can be the "main sales tool" of a company. At Glasgow Press, we recognise this and will give full care and attention to maintain the highest standards of quality in print production. The cards are letterpress printed and hotfoiled on our Heidelberg platens on GF Smith's Colorplan triplex stock 1050gsm, Dark grey / Turquoise / White Frost.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Scottish Artists Manifesto

Thank you to graphic designer, James McNaught, for sharing this insight to the thinking behind this wonderful design, letterpress printed on our Heidelberg platen

This project was the result of a commission to design postcards to display a specially written poem written by Don Paterson, OBE. The poem, which enshrines creativity and the arts, will serve as a manifesto for Scottish artists. Many leading artists have already signed these cards, which will be sent to the Scottish Parliament as part of a campaign to improve the way in which Creative Scotland – the funding body for Scottish arts – is operated. It's been a real privilege to be able to contribute, even in a small way, to this movement.

As far as the design is concerned, I wanted to keep it simple and to the point (the words themselves have such beauty and power that I just wanted to let them shine!) I force justified the text and replaced line breaks with a simple decorative element to give me more control over the composition, and afford the design an authoritative, almost biblical quality. To give it a more human feel, it was letterpress printed on textured, creamy-white card (360gsm Materica Gesso) with metallic gold ink (Pantone 271C).

View James' portolio here: