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Studio On Fire Ink Knife Promo

Posted: March 31st, 2014 | Author: Beast Pieces | Filed under: Business Cards, custom diecut, custom letterpress, french, Letterpress, overprinting, poptone, Studio On Fire Products, sweet tooth, tangy orange, triplex, two inks | Comments Off

When you have a pressroom full of gadgets (and more importantly, people who know how to use them) the possibilities for self promotion pieces are endless. Recently we decided to make an oversized business card based on one of our most used pressroom tools, the palette knife.

Orange ink was laid down first, followed by an overprinting of blue ink on the handle to make the brown woodgrain handle, in addition to giving it a dirty ink spattered quality. French PopTone Sweet Tooth 100# Cover was used on the outside, with a 100# Tangy Orange triplexed down the center, ending with a total thickness of 400# cover. A custom die cut finished the piece off nicely.

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All projects produced in our shop are custom. If you are interested in obtaining a quote for printing or design services, please use the request an estimate feature on our website.


Mode Set Bus Cards

Posted: March 6th, 2014 | Author: Beast Pieces | Filed under: 200c, Business Cards, custom letterpress, durotone, foil, french, Letterpress, metallic foil, steel grey | Comments Off

These business cards designed by Amy Kitt for Mode Set are a great example of how to sucessfully incorporate a splash of metallic foil into a project.

A single grey ink was printed on both sides of a French Durotone Steel Grey 200# cover stock. To finish things off a small metallic foil icon was imprinted on the front of the cards. Subtle. Classy.

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All projects produced in our shop are custom. If you are interested in obtaining a quote for printing or design services, please use the request an estimate feature on our website.


Slate Business Cards

Posted: February 28th, 2014 | Author: Beast Pieces | Filed under: 80C, 90C, business card, Business Cards, custom letterpress, cyan, duplex, flo white, foil, interior diecut, Letterpress, mohawk, mohawk via vellum | Comments Off

You might remember Slate from this earlier version of their cards that we produced in 2010. Years have passed, but they still know how to design a beautiful card using multiple processes; this latest version incorporates foil, letterpress, and a peekaboo die cut.

A white foil was used on both sides of Mohawk Via Vellum Cyan 80# cover. A separate sheet of Crane Lettra Flo White 90# cover stock was letterpress printed with black ink before receiving an interior circle die cut. Now for the fun part: after all the printing and die cutting was completed the stocks were custom duplexed, allowing the foil “S” to show through the peekaboo die cut.

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Business Card Sleeves

Posted: January 30th, 2014 | Author: Beast Pieces | Filed under: 3 advertising, 80lb, business card, business card sleeve, Business Cards, custom diecut, custom letterpress, french speckeltone, kraft label, Letterpress, michael barley, natural | Comments Off

3 Advertising, based in Albuquerque, designed these ingenious business cards sleeves for photographer Michael Barley that we letterpress printed not long ago.

The sleeves were letterpress printed on French Speckletone Natural 80# cover stock. After printing the sleeves were custom diecut, including a window that showcased examples of Michael’s photography from the inserted card. To keep everything all together a small sticker was letterpress printed with a tonal ink on a kraft label stock that was then custom diecut and pinhole perforated.

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SHIFT LAB Bus Cards

Posted: October 16th, 2013 | Author: Beast Pieces | Filed under: 165c, 80C, business card, Business Cards, classic crest, custom duplex, custom letterpress, edge color, Letterpress, mohawk via, neenah, safety yellow, shift labs, solar white, vellum | Comments Off

SHIFT LAB, a web and mobile developer, embraced the beauty of materials when designing their business cards that we produced a while back.

For the logo side of the card we used Mohawk Via Vellum Safety Yellow, in an 80# cover, which is a stock that is vibrant in color without being fluorescent. The logo was printed using a tonal ink, creating just a subtle color change between paper and logo.

The information side of the business card was letterpress printed on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Smooth 165# cover with a black letterpress ink as well as a custom mixed yellow ink that matches the Mohawk stock on the reverse.

After printing the two stocks were custom duplexed together, for a card with a total thickness of 245#, and the edges were colored black.

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VŪHL Stationery

Posted: September 13th, 2013 | Author: Beast Pieces | Filed under: blok design, Business Cards, clear foil, Colorplan, foil, international, Letterpress, minneapolis, pristine white, royal blue, silver ink, vuhl | Comments Off

Blok Design, with offices in Toronto and Mexico city, have sent us several jobs over the years, but this stationery system for VUHL has got to be one of our favorites. Blok created the entire entity for what the VUHL website calls “a road-legal lightweight supercar.” You read that correctly, a SUPERCAR.

Blok always does a great job choosing materials and this was no exception. Two paper stocks were used, a rich Royal Blue and crisp Pristine White, both from the Colorplan line. The stocks started at a 270 gsm thickness and were duplexed after printing, making the final product a hefty 540 gsm. Silver ink was used for all of the letterpress printing and all the foiling was done using a transparent foil. The transparent foil created a subtle tonal shift and a slight change in sheen. The end result is both bold and elegant.

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Base Art Co Business Cards

Posted: August 6th, 2013 | Author: Beast Pieces | Filed under: 100c, 220c, Business Cards, crane, custom duplex, custom letterpress, durotone, edge color, flo white, french, Letterpress, lettra, silver ink, steel grey, tonal varnish, white foil, yellow edge | Comments Off

The folks over at Base Art Co do some great work ranging from book covers to responsive web design, though our favorite project is probably these business cards they designed for themselves and sent our way for production.

A card comprised of two stocks that we custom duplexed together after printing, the final weight of this card ended up being a sturdy 320# cover. The white side of the card is Crane Lettra Flo White 220# cover stock with hit of tonal letterpress varnish, while the grey is French Durotone Steel Grey 100# cover letterpress printed with a silver ink and white foil. After duplexing and getting trimmed down to their slightly undersized dimensions of 3″ x 1.75,” a bright yellow edge color was applied, which added a splash of color in addition to hiding the seam of the custom duplex.

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Two-Toned Edgecoloring

Posted: October 23rd, 2012 | Author: Beast Pieces | Filed under: 180C, 70T, 90C, Business Cards, crane lettra, custom duplex, edge coloring, edge painting, Envelope, flo white, Letterpress, stationery, two color | Comments Off

We recently produced this stationery suite  designed by Together We Create for the Massachusetts based film company Mystic Artists. The design called for two-toned edgecoloring–a production first for our studio–with two edges colored bright teal and the remaining two sporting a nearly-flourescent red. The outcome is fairly stunning, if we do say so ourselves.

The business cards were printed on Crane Lettra Flo White 90C custom duplexed after printing to make a 180lb thickness. Letterhead was printed on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80T with a coordinating 70T pre-converted square flap #10 envelope.

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Two-Toned Edgecoloring

Posted: October 23rd, 2012 | Author: Beast Pieces | Filed under: 180C, 70T, 80T, 90C, Business Cards, crane lettra, custom duplex, edge coloring, edge painting, Envelope, flo white, Letterpress, neenah classic crest solar white, stationery, two color, two toned edge color, two toned edge coloring | Comments Off

We recently produced this stationery suite  designed by Together We Create for the Massachusetts based film company Mystic Artists. The design called for two-toned edgecoloring–a production first for our studio–with two edges colored bright teal and the remaining two sporting a nearly-flourescent red. The outcome is fairly stunning, if we do say so ourselves.

The business cards were printed on Crane Lettra Flo White 90C custom duplexed after printing to make a 180lb thickness. Letterhead was printed on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80T with a coordinating 70T pre-converted square flap #10 envelope.

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Beautiful Blind Impression

Posted: September 11th, 2012 | Author: Beast Pieces | Filed under: 220c, blind, blind impression, business card, Business Cards, crane, crane lettra, custom letterpress, flo white, Letterpress, letterpress printing, muhs home, note card, passing notes, Pattern, stationery | Comments Off

Based out of San Francisco, Passing Notes designed this beautiful stationery system for Muhs Home, an online store retailing elegant home furnishings and accessories. Refined typography utilized two inks alongside chic illustrations. Since the illustrations were printed with no ink, what is referred to as a blind impression, we used a thick Crane Lettra Flo White 220 lb cover stock, allowing us to really go deep with the impression while reducing show through.

Other projects we have produced for Passing Notes include this Aphro Chic system and Patti Schmidt business card.

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