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supr. Slim Wallet Packaging

Posted: March 13th, 2014 | Author: Beast Pieces | Filed under: 166C, cordenons, custom packaging, diecut, letterpress printing, metallic, Packaging, silver, white, wild | Comments Off

Founded by brothers Aaron and Erik Melander, the Supr Good Co created “Slim,” the thinnest wallet ever. We’ve worked with Aaron on some past projects (remember this awesome Target Chalet piece?), so we knew this project was bound to be cool.

Letterpress printed with a single metallic silver ink on Cordenons Wild White 166# Cover before receiving an interior diecut, the packaging is simple and clever, just like the product. The guys even came into the shop during production and posted a great writeup and video on the Kickstarter project that started it all.


Slim – The Thinnest Wallet Ever. from Supr Good Co. on Vimeo.

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.

 


Measure Promo Cards

Posted: August 14th, 2012 | Author: Beast Pieces | Filed under: 110c, 220c, bright white, Client Focus, crane lettra flo white, custom duplex, duplex after printing, flo white, fluorescent, Letterpress, lettra, metallic, perforation, promo cards, silver, two inks, white | Comments Off

These cheeky promotional cards, designed by the folks over at Measure, are a great example of how fluorescent and metallic inks appear when printed on white paper. Day-glo pink and metallic silver ink were letterpress printed on Crane Lettra Flo White 110c that we duplexed after printing for a finished thickness of 220c. One card then received two perforation lines, allowing it to break down into smaller cards.

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BEDROC Stationery

Posted: November 22nd, 2011 | Author: Beast Pieces | Filed under: Business Cards, classic crest, custom duplex, edge coloring, Letterpress, metallic, natural, neenah, recycled white, slate, stationery, varnish | Comments Off

Perky Bros recently sent this gem of a stationery system our way. You may remember the gorgeous typographic and woodgrain wedding invitations we printed for Jeff a couple years back and we’re happy to share another one of his projects that’s fresh off the press.

This stationery system for BEDROC is a great example of how a designer can curate a combination of materials to support the overall design aesthetic of their project. The business cards are printed on Neenah Classic Crest Slate 80lb cover custom duplexed to Neenah Classic Crest Recycled Natural White 100lb cover. A subtle tonal letterpress varnish graces both sides of the card with an additional ink for the contact information. A zing of copper metallic on all 4 edges incorporates an element of elegance. Notecards are printed on Neenah Classic Crest Recycled 100 Natural White 80C, custom duplexed to make 160C, share the same ink colors and also show off that metallic edge. The letterhead, on Neenah Classic Crest Recycled Natural White 80lb text, and envelope, on Neenah Classic Crest Antique Gray 24W, round out the system using 2 inks that are common to the rest of the materials.

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Godspeed Poster with Bicycle Parts Typography

Posted: April 11th, 2011 | Author: Beast Pieces | Filed under: 20x26, ARTCRANK, bicycle, Design, godspeed, hand print, large format, Letterpress, metallic, minneapolis, minnesota, northeast, one on one, parts, Poster, posters, tonal white, type, Typography | Comments Off

This poster was designed and letterpress printed here at Studio On Fire for the 2011 Artcrank, a poster show for bike people. The construction of this poster is an assemblage of prints we created with actual bicycle parts. Used bike parts were inked up with a brayer and printed by hand. We printed all kinds of parts: cranks, chains, cables, wheels, handlebars and even a seat. It was well worth the trip to One On One Bike to scavenge suitable parts from their basement bike bone yard. After inking each part individually we had a whole table full of prints to chose and build from. It was amazing how much type and texture come out of each part. These prints were then digitally arranged on top of a pencil sketched layout. The word “Godspeed” seems especially appropriate for cyclists, as a wish for someones safe and prosperous journey. It was plated in photo polymer and printed as a large format 20 x 26 letterpress print in 2 color on 100% cotton Crane Lettra. It can be trimmed and framed at 18 x 24 size.

The prints are available on our site for $30.

 

 

 

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SXSW Squarespace Skull Cards

Posted: March 12th, 2011 | Author: Beast Pieces | Filed under: 280lbC, 3ply, black, Business Cards, cards, cougar, coupon, cylinder, edge color, edge tip, edges, heavy, Heidelberg, impression, ink, Invitations (non wedding), large press sheet, Letterpress, metallic, mohawk, red, show through, silver, skull, solid, thick, thickness, tonal, triple, triplex, wausau | Comments Off

This is a letterpress card designed by Jessica Raley at Bantam Design for Squarespace. They are busy handing them out at SXSW Music Festival in Austin this weekend.

And they took some time to print, seven passes through the press to be exact. Due to the card volume, we printed them on  larger 13 x 20 press sheet 15up. They are printed on two paper stocks. Side one on Wausau Royal Complements Eclipse Black, printed with black, varnish, dark silver, light silver. Side two is Mohawk Via Scarlet Red printed with varnish, black and light silver. To hide impression show through we pasted them together after printing, adding thickness and rigidity with another 100lb cover sheet in the middle. The final three ply paper thickness is 280lbC. We trimmed the sheets down and edge colored them in a metallic silver.

Also check out the striking Squarespace business cards we’ve posted about previously.

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