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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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  1. Dave

    Every Dad should share these financial concept napkin sketches with his children.



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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!

    21 Comments

  1. Niva Flor

    Hello, I wanted more information about $95 letterpress business cards. I would need some help with design also.


  2. Danielle

    Just to update: YES the ‘request an estimate’ form does work!


  3. Ashley

    Is the gold edging available on the $95 business cards metallic gold or a solid yellow gold?


  4. Danielle

    The gold edging is definitely gold, not yellow. Here’s a link: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7158/6674388599_57a757ba5b_z.jpg

    Hope this helps!


  5. Jenn

    Can you add an element that will have no color fill in addition to the black ink? Like what you have in the “Charleston Naturally” business card?


  6. Erin

    I filled out the estimate form yesterday. What is the turnaround to find out more on those?


  7. Robert

    I requested an estimate over a week ago and never received a response. I have a prepaid credit card and need to spend it before it expires.


  8. Linda

    Hello, I emailed a few times but would really love to get a quote and samples before the promo is up. If you could contact us asap that would be great.

    Thanks


  9. abby

    Hello,
    I wanted more info about the $95 Supply your own design business cars.
    thanks-


  10. Danielle

    Sure, what else would you like to know? We accept Illustrator files, PDF, Photoshop files must be at least 1200dpi.


  11. Danielle

    Did you submit a request for an estimate? If not, please send us an email print[at]themandatepress.com


  12. Danielle

    We can print with Black ink and add a blind impression as well. Those would be treated as 2 colors. The “blind impression” is run just like any other color, save for that it’s run without pigmented ink.


  13. Erick

    Hi,

    It’s been almost 3 weeks and I still don’t get an answer to my questions. I wanted to order in January but it is too late now :(


  14. Danielle

    Erick,

    Did you submit a request for an estimate? Send us an email to print[at]themandatepress.com and we’ll figure out what happened.


  15. Adam

    Hi Danielle, I sent you an email on Jan. 27th that I haven’t gotten a response to. Could you please respond?


  16. Danielle

    Hey Adam,

    Our estimator has your request and should be in contact with you shortly. It’s such a special request we needed our top dog on the case. Thanks for your patience!


  17. Erin

    My email has been bounced back, no one returned my call, and no response to an estimate. Are you all still in business? If so, please email me, I’d like to order cards asap.


  18. Danielle

    Erin! We’re here! We’re alive & in business!

    Look for an email from elenor[at]themandatepress.com and the ball shall roll heavy & steady!


  19. Regina Marie

    I have been searching for the perfect business card and after days of searching. I cam aross the perfect card at http://unwindknitting.net/. I would love something just like this. Something professional, sleek and simple but still trendy. Please get back at me as soon as possible. Thanks [:


  20. Danielle

    Hey! Thanks & glad you’re interested in our services! You can request an estimate by sending an email to print[at]themandatepress.com and we’ll get you started.


  21. Michael Murray

    we are in the process of rebranding. We have a new logo and need business cards.



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When Worlds Collide and it Blows Your Mind
Posted on January 3rd, 2012 // Business cards, Inspiration, Letterpress, Printing //

Okay, mind blown, maybe that’s an exaggeration. However, it’s pretty cool when the world of today can still dance with the world of yesterday. A perfect example of this is the use of QR codes with letterpress. It works! So, whether you have one for your business or perhaps a promotion, it’s pretty slick.

 

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  1. Danielle

    Elizabeth,

    We typically ship our international packages via USPS and from what I can gather it would be no problem shipping to Israel. Our typical international card order ships for $25 (however, that will vary with how large your order is).

    If need be we can ship it FedEx or UPS, however those methods tend to be much more expensive.

    Hope this helps!



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Pinch and a Punch It’s the 1stish of the Month!
Posted on December 2nd, 2011 // Inspiration, Letterpress, News, Printing //

OMGWTFBBQIDK<3!

It’s December 1st, ok, well it’s technically the 2nd. We know, people all over the place are always astonished that yet another month has passed, and “how did this happen?” and “time flies” and…well, we’re pretty sure this is a symptom of age. When we were young, it was like the world and its time was the slowest moving thing. We waited, got ready 2 hours early for prom, waited for our parents to pick us up after school, it was an eternity the year we spent waiting to be 16, and Christmas and our birthday couldn’t come faster.

We’re old. Time flies, even when we’re not having fun.

So, it’s now holiday season. We want to get back to that place where we couldn’t wait to wake up early, unwrap presents, eat copious amounts of butter & sugar laden goods, and wrap ourselves in scarves and hats and still feel frozen. Bring on the nostalgia! (forget that some of us around here grew up in Southern CA)

We think that in our seasoned age, we need a tinge of darkness to reassociate ourselves with the glory of all things childlike. And, in some cases the darkness was just an inherent latency of all things child-like. Innocence, such a thin veneer. Think about Grimms’ tales – horrific, but our child minds only chose to see the straw, the coal, and the bean, as cute and laughable. Prime example: the master of dark, absurd, and slightly deadpan, Edward Gorey.

In our own sense of naughty & nice, we have some holiday cards available in our Seraph Store: www.seraph.bigcartel.com.

Happy December!

 

 

 

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