Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A Letterpress Gift

© 2008 Sunlit Letterpress

Above are photos of custom letterpress business cards that we designed and printed for a client's father. It was the father's 60th birthday and these cards were given to him as a gift. He is a fan of script fonts, so we used Bickham script with Caslon for the details. The cards were printed in black ink on Crane's Pearl Lettra. You'll see some smudging on some of the contact information details for privacy reasons, though I'd love to be able to show you the cards without it!

Lately we've had a few questions from clients about the re-use of printing plates. If you are ordering business cards or other stationery, and would like to reorder more cards using the exact same design, we can keep and store your printing plates for your next order. Doing so eliminates waste and allows us to reprint your cards in the future without waiting for a new plate to be processed. In some cases, plate wear or breakdown may not allow for storage, so please contact the studio to discuss your options with us.

Our press schedule is now full until late September. If you are thinking about placing an order for custom letterpress stationery or invitations, please let us know a.s.a.p. so we can reserve your place in line for press time.

Happy letterpressing!


  1. I love those business cards. Very nice impressions.

    I want to thank you for your blog and sharing your adventures. I just purchased a Kelsey 6 x 10 and I'm waiting for it to arrive. I'm ready to fix up what needs to be and begin. I'll for sure be using your blog as a reference tool. You've inspired me to do the same.

    Thanks again!


  2. Those are beautiful! Almost makes me want to get a job! I guess I could get calling cards made for playdates with my daughter.

    I second that your blog is great and has inspired me to think seriously about getting a press. I've started with a gocco and some expensive software. I plan to work up to the press in the next couple of months. Thank you so much for sharing your adventures with us.


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