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Baby Eden
Posted on July 10th, 2009 // Letterpress //


This birth announcement was a special one for my very own baby girl, Eden.

This announcement was letterpress printed using 4 colors on a metallic paper called Reich Shine. We had fun with this one and took advantage of some unique tricks such as overprinting and a split ink fountain. The end result is a print that actually appears to have more than the original 4 colors used.

See more photos of Eden’s birth announcement on our flickr page.

Spark some ideas? Let us get you some pricing on your next project, just tell us about  it here.


  1. eden mydust

    gorgeous work! and what lovely taste in names you have! (only slightly biased, as its my derby name) rock on, little eden!

  2. Nick


  3. Joseph

    These are gorgeous. I recently did a project on silver Reich Shine and was thrilled with the outcome. After seeing these I really wish letterpress had been in the client’s budget!

  4. Dan Frieber

    Beautiful work guys

  5. Rafael

    This looks really beautiful with some relief.

  6. Caitlin

    Saw the photos of this on Flickr. Absolutely stunning! Keep up the beautiful work.

  7. Robin Olive Reich

    Oh I love this beautiful announcement on our paper!

  8. Kinde Nebeker

    congratulations, Ben! Your work is BEAUTIFUL.

  9. nicolette

    obsessed. i want to intern. very very great work. saw this off of john mayers twitter. glad i followed him. ha

  10. nicolette

    obsessed. i want to intern. very very great work. saw this off of john mayers twitter. glad i followed him. ha

  11. Jodi Zajkowski

    My daughter Eden was born on May 8, 2006. You have great taste in names!


MINDPUNCH Business Cards
Posted on June 30th, 2009 // Business cards, Letterpress //


This letterpressed business card for Ron Roark’s Mindpunch creative service is one of our recent favorites. Ron makes very wise use of artwork and ink coverage for letterpress printing. When the brain illustration was pressed into the paper the negative spaces in the illustration “pillow” up a bit around the impression. This added dimension really makes for a memorable business card that people won’t soon forget. Letterpress printed in 2 spot colors on Neenah Neutech 160# paper.

See more pictures of Ron’s great design on our flickr page.


  1. Blair Van Bussel

    LOVE this one!

  2. Alexandre Rosa

    great work! cant wait to have cards printed by you guys

  3. Eve

    OOhh I like.

  4. rebecca

    look awesome! look forward to using you guys for my cards in the future.


Baby Stella
Posted on June 30th, 2009 // Letterpress //


Tosh and Victoria Brown are a design duo to be reckoned with. So it only makes sense that when the time came to announce the arrival of their firstborn they’d do it up right. The custom illustration is a perfect graphical representation of them both and really captures their style.

We letterpress printed this using 4 spot colors on 100% cotton Cranes Lettra paper.

You can view more images of Stella’s announcement on our flickr page.


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  3. Kristine

    I love that you are doing birth announcement cards! I’m glad to have paid that forward to you. They are very very beautiful.

  4. Brianna Phelan

    These are gorgeous. I have your site bookmarked for when we update our cards :)

  5. Robert McGuire

    Love this one, great job.

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Hello and welcome!
Posted on June 26th, 2009 // News //

Welcome to the new Mandate Press website and blog!

We’re thrilled to have things back up and running. Check back often for updates and an inside look at our most recent projects. For even more Mandate Press indulgence, you can also follow us on Twitter. Yes, we will let you do both.


  1. John Sturr

    Wow !! — great re-fresh, hope to be ordering some cards soon.

  2. Jeff Macklin

    Site looks awesome. Very casual, classy and understated. Worth waiting for. Good luck.

  3. Britney Almaguer

    you all are just what I’ve been looking for! excited to be purchasing from you soon.

  4. Micah Swabb

    Really like the branding and web site design. I don’t currently use letter press on my business cards, didn’t even cross my mind, but looking at your portfolio examples has got my imagination going. Thank you.

  5. Wes

    Nice site guys!

  6. Kevin Perry

    Site looks great!

  7. Kelly

    Love my letterpress business cards!! Thank you for doing such a great job.
    I had a similar 2-color job printed at an offset printer and the quality of your work is SO much better!

  8. Randy

    Just received my order. Very impressed! Awesome work guys!

  9. Kylene

    Love this. Hope to be using you guys someday for business cards.

  10. Sarah

    Great to see a cleb talk positively about a privately owned business. Just wish I was there to see JM myself!

    I posted his blog…