Wood Type Poster for Sean McArdle

Printing a limited edition run of letterpress tour posters for folk artist Sean McArdle using a linoleum block carving and wood type on a Vandercook No. 3 press.

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Why Template Business Cards Aren’t Ideal


Often, we are asked where folks can see our letterpress business card templates. It sounds like a really easy way to accommodate business card orders, but that’s just not how we work. Letterpress isn’t a quick and easy process, so why settle on a card that others have too? Bottom line: we’re not VistaPrint, and if you’re considering letterpress, you obviously want something that stands out.

When Angel came to us, she wanted a card that was thick and had a deep impression, so we chose a thick natural cotton stock that would take a beating. The strong yet playful typeface Avenir, was chosen to reflect Angel’s personality that she carries with her in every aspect of her life. The “O” mark offers both a halo above her name, a nod to the practice of Swedish massage and playful hint towards “pressure points” done in body work.

None of which could possibly be captured if she was forced to choose between an ocean of common templates.

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Year of the Goat Calendar

Finished calendar. Scroll down to see photos from the print process.

Being a small letterpress shop, we are obliged to send out an annual holiday card to our clients and friends. For a few years, we did silly graphics of our face in festive green and red colors, but this year’s business picked up so quickly that we realized that printing and getting our own cards out by December 25th would be nearly impossible. See more ›

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Lock & Roll

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Behold! We have a new website! One that is responsive and e-commerce driven! We are living a web 2.0 dream!

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Christy’s Cards

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Years ago, I had the privilege of working with an amazingly talented Creative Director at a once publicly traded and now all but forgotten “dating” website. I was stoked to work with her again when she approached us to do her business cards.

This double sided two color card comes with a bonus blind impression on the back, leaving her brand mark “ghosted” out in every instance but one. On 300lb cotton stock, this card has some heft to that won’t go unnoticed. See more ›

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Street Eaters “Blood Muscle Bones” Album Cover

photo 5Our radical friends, Street Eaters, came to us with a great concept for a french door style cover to package their new vinyl LP. Always up for a challenge, we ran 1,000 sheets through five times to achieve this unique album cover. See more ›

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American Steel Gig Poster

We were stoked to print commemorative posters for our friends American Steel. Designed by the Mark Kearns at Hand Carved Graphics and limited to only 50 posters.

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Finished poster

Second and third passes through the press.

Second and third passes through the press.

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