Hot off the Press!
Get 'em while they're hot! Letterpress is quickly regaining popularity among designers and paper lovers like myself. If you aren't familiar with this scrumptious printing technique, here's the scoop:
Letterpress is a type of relief printing that involves inking a three-dimensional surface and pressing that surface into a sheet of paper (usually thick cardstock) to create a raised image. This was one of the first methods of printing text in the mid-15th century, and it remained the primary technique of printing text and images until offset printing was created in the twentieth century.
When a recent client of ours came to us in hopes of creating a logo that would look great on letterpress business cards, I couldn't help but get excited! I will tell you this--letterpress is a very complex process that can be a little pricey, but the outcome is well worth the investment! While some business cards end up underneath an uneven leg of a restaurant table or sit comfortably underneath 1,247 other cards in a metal case, a letterpress card is guaranteed to stand out as a piece of artwork, not just a business card. They are almost too pretty to give away!!
Check out the very talented Sarah Bray and her new blog: http://sarahbrayphotoblog.com/.