Monday, 24 December 2012

A Partridge in a Pear Tree

Christmas cards are fun to print and a sight better than just about anything you can get in the shops. This year we enjoyed printing this clever Christmas card from Glad Creative. The motifs of the partridge and the pear are cleverly blended in a fresh green letterpress print on Materica Gesso 360gsm.
Have a great Christmas season and we look forward to more exciting letterpress printing with you in the new year! 

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Foil, Emboss & Letterpress Print

Thanks to Ramsay Macfarlane for photographs of a stunning business card he designed and we printed.
The pictures show some nice detail of the beauty of Colorplan by GF Smith which is available in over 50 colours and a wide range of embossings and weights.
This card is a fusing of two boards at 270gsm, making a substantial 540gsm weight, which allows a firm impression on both sides of the card.
One of the sheets is Cobalt and the other is Pristine White. On the Cobalt side, a Wire emboss has been applied which highlights the contrast between the textured board and the smooth white foil. 
The reverse of the business card is letterpress printed in black and a cobalt ink, mixed to match the cobalt side perfectly and is complete with a blind impression of the practice logo.

Friday, 7 December 2012

Behind the Scenes at Scottish Ballet

Christmas wouldn't complete without a night at the Ballet - hope you've got tickets for The Nutcracker, or whatever glittering performance is at your ballet company, wherever you are in the world.
Earlier this year, we letterpress printed a lovely invitation for a special event at Scottish Ballet. Designer Eve McConnachie shares some thoughts on the card, which we letterpress printed in gold ink on a weighty Colorplan Natural 540gsm.
"The invitation is for an event to introduce Scottish Ballet’s new Artistic Director Christopher Hampson. The event theme is ‘Behind the Scenes at Scottish Ballet’ and offers attendees a rare opportunity to see inside the Company’s headquarters at Tramway. The invitation references this theme with the gold geometric pattern representing our building’s distinctive exterior "