our letterpress journal — behind the scenes

Letterpress Inks

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Wedding Invitation Challenge - White Ink on Blush Pink Paper

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You know we love a good challenge! Simple jobs allow for great zen-like flow and rhythm, but challenges stretch the problem solving muscles, and are great fun. The Paper A couple came to us with a design, all text in two colors, on a blush pink background. You know that letterpress printing isn't good for large areas of solid ink, so we would have to source the blush pink cards. I found two great options that would be letterpress-friendly, and we decided to go with the warmer option, from Waste Not Paper / Paper Source. But, when it came to...

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Speedy Printing!

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While writing an email to our friends last week about turnaround times (sign up below if you haven't already), I was in the middle of a crazy deadline. The final design was received on Monday and the project was ready for pick-up on Thursday evening. Here's a little video showing part of the letterpress printing, and at the speed of which the entire project felt! Follow us on instagram for more behind the scenes pictures and videos.  

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Can We Letterpress on Handmade Papers? Yes!

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You asked and we delivered- printing wedding designs on deckled edge, handmade papers. Gorgeous!

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Behind the Scenes - Printing Poetry Broadsides

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Watch this video of our letterpress printing of poetry prints from Austin-based poet Kaci Kai and publisher Aspen & Sonder.

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