The Season of the Witch: Taxes
Posted on April 4th, 2012 // Business cards, Letterpress, News, Printing

Taxes are a universal no-fun zone. We can’t think of a single human that rejoices in doing their taxes, save for sadists, and/or masochists, maybe. However, since that inevitable time of the year is here, we’d like to sweeten the deal. From today, April 4th, until the end of the month we’re giving an EXTRA 10% OFF all CUSTOM ORDERS.

Yippie! This is in addition to our regular 10% discount for giving us 2 weeks on your order, so, if you give us the 2 weeks on your custom order + this tax day sale, you’re actually getting 20% off your order! This applies to all custom orders: business cards, wedding invites, note cards, envelopes, you name it.

So, request an estimate today!

*This sale is for custom orders only – it does not apply to our $95 cards.

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The Moveable Type Truck & The Mandate Press
Posted on March 29th, 2012 // Inspiration, Letterpress, News, Posters & Prints, Printing

We’re so excited and honored to have Kyle Durrie of Power and Light Press (Portland) stop at The Mandate Press! So here’s the short and the long about Kyle and The Moveable Type Truck: Kyle was a girl who loved two things, letterpress and road trips. So, in 2010, she utilized Kickstarter.com to fund a campaign so that she could launch a moveable letterpress operation, not just the type, but the whole shebang. Kyle got herself a 1982 Chevy step van and converted it into a fully functional letterpress shop. Now she travels the nation bringing the art and function of letterpress to a town near you!

We’re elated to have her park her ride at the shop and you’re all invited! We’re making a print for all of you who show up and crank a press.

When: April 2nd (Monday)

Time: 4pm – 7ish

Where: The Mandate Press 1077 South Main St. SLC, UT 84111

Why: Duh.

You can also stay current with the happenings of the event by joining our Facebook event.

We hope to see you all here and if you can’t make it to our shop, make sure to check out the rest of the type-truck tour!

Also, if you’re in Utah and you’ve been putting off submitting an application for Craft Lake City, have no fear! Some Craft Lake City peeps will be here too for you to learn more.

*some images courtesy of Kyle Durrie

 

 

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Carl Richards: The Best Coffee Date, Ever
Posted on February 21st, 2012 // Inspiration, News, Posters & Prints, Printing

Carl Richards is probably the one person you would love to have coffee with. Maybe even a beer. Or tapas. Well, quite frankly you want to be with Carl Richards anywhere that there is ready access to a cocktail napkin and a pen. Carl has created a name for himself in the world of finance and investing by being, well, it’s simple: honest and succinct. He makes financial concepts easy to understand with the quick gesture of a sharpie on a napkin. Which almost sounds like something out of a MoMA exhibition: *insert pretentious curatorial voice* Sharpie on Napkin. However, in all actuality, Carl is an artist. This is also where we get involved, in case you were wondering why it is that some lowly printers know such a prestigious being.

Over time we’ve been printing 8″x10″ prints of Carl Richards’ financial napkin concepts and they are now a show, Visualizing Finance, at the Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah. We also printed a limited edition letterpress cover for his book, The Behavior Gap: Simple Ways To Stop Doing Dumb Things With Money (Portfolio/Penguin, January 2012).

So, if you’re in Utah, we suggest you take a stroll up to Park City to check out his show. If you’re not around this neck of the woods, lucky for you, Carl Richards is a regular contributor to The New York Times Bucks Blog. You can see all of his financial concept napkin sketches here.

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Custom Business Card Bonus Round!
Posted on January 4th, 2012 // Business cards, Letterpress, Printing

 

Since it’s the first month of a new year (I suppose that’s a but redundant, whatevs) we are going to run a special. Especially if your own work bonus was lack luster. We’ll try and make it a feel like you got a little more than just a company mug for your hard work all year.

If you sign off on a custom business or calling card order – CUSTOM ORDERS ONLY – by the end of the day January 31, we’ll bump an extra 100 cards into your order. Hooray! So, if you order 250 cards, 350 will automagically show up at your doorstep. If you order 500, you’ll receive 600. And so on and so on. Pretty sweet!

Click here to request an estimate! Don’t forget to mention this post for your bonus!

Also, keep in mind that the estimating process goes much more smoothly when you have a clear idea of paper, color, and design. If you need help designing your card we can help with that too.

Happy New Year!

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