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We specialize in modern letterpress. Every custom job is unique, and we tailor our pricing and production to the needs of each job. Tell us what you need and let's create something beautiful.

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100 Bucks, 250 Cards. Oh Yeah.

You spoke, we listened. You wanted affordable letterpress business cards, and now you can have them. If you don't mind a longer turnaround, and black ink you can get 250 letterpressed calling cards for only $95. You can even supply your own design.

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Split Fountain!
Posted on November 14th, 2011 // Inspiration, Letterpress, Posters & Prints, Printing //

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.

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Edging: Outside the Box
Posted on November 9th, 2011 // Business cards, Inspiration, Letterpress, Printing //

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!





  1. Kimberly Siebert

    these colored edge cards are frigen ahmazing!!!!! This is the first time ive seen Letter pressed cards and killer edges like this.. I found my new fave biz card style!!!

  2. Danielle

    Yay! We have a fan!


We Love What You Do: NowTwist
Posted on November 4th, 2011 // Business cards, Inspiration, Letterpress, Printing //

So, we’ve decided to implement a routine installment that highlights certain customer’s amazing use of our “supply your own design” option for our $95 Business Card. Not to say that any designs that come through are less astonishing, but, let’s face it – every now and again, we see a certain card that strikes our fancy. For this reason, we want to share. Maybe it will strike your fancy and inspire you to create a kick-ass design for yourself.

Our first We Love What You Do comes from design studio, NowTwist. We ventured to their site and it’s pretty great as well, no surprise.

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“It’s not true I had nothing on. I had the radio on.”
Posted on October 25th, 2011 // Letterpress, Posters & Prints, Printing //

We printed these 2 color prints for designer, Ross Moody of 55 Hi’s and we think they look pretty neat. We printed them on our Vandercook 4 and oh what a joy. If they bring you joy and happiness too, go grab yourself one here!

*quote from Marilyn Monroe


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