Speaking of…remember Poseur Pete? Wow…
Sorry for the Skate or Die tangent. However, today we’d like to talk about a service we offer that is pretty radical: Die-cutting. Die-cutting can be a great way to create a custom card shape, hang tag, invite, etc. There are some limitations to keep in mind. Intricate designs can become too fragile for a die and we’d recommend the Leslie Harris card (shown in the gallery below) as an example of a card that is on the high end of the scale as far as intricacy goes.
So, if you have an idea for a custom card, don’t let its shape hinder your creativity. Maybe Rodney Recloose would want a mohawk-shaped card? Or maybe skate deck shaped?
A while ago we did a small favor for our friend Kyle over at Baltimore Print Studios. He so kindly repaid the favor ten times over by sending us some really great gems. We love it when the world works like this. You buy lunch today – we will buy lunch another day. We wish the world worked out so well all of the time.
Firstly, they sent us an awesome Birthday announcement (of sorts) of a fold-your-own Vandercook. Pretty sweet. We wonder if anyone that received one has actually assembled it?
They also sent us some radical, hand-inked, Clean Hands Make Clean Prints, prints.
Lucky for you, Baltimore Print Studios also have an online shop. So, if you want to grab a Clean Hands Print for yourself, you can. Also, Happy Belated Birthday to Baltimore Prints!
Some time ago we posted about a split fountain adventure with Shayma Golden. Today’s split fountain action is provided by artwork from Salt Lake City tattoo artist, Tyler Densley. He is currently the November coverboy for SLUG magazine.
Tyler asked us to print the covers for his new zine, Acid Math. We printed some on a white stock and some on a silver stock. We ran it on the Vandercook Universal with a split fountain with purple and metallic silver inks. Sexy.
Contact our local friends at Copper Palate Press to get your hands on this psychedelic ephemera.
Aside from our normal edging practices (almost any uncoated pantone under the sun, almost), we recently were tasked with 2 strikingly unique edging tasks. So, you know, don’t ever be afraid to ask – maybe we can, actually, achieve your dream edging.
The first is from our friends at Big Cartel. They wanted the cards edged only so much that it coincided with the ribbon design of their card.
The next fancy edging spree comes from Fuel Marketing. They wanted a new flashier card, pretty sure flame colored edging fits that bill. Voila!