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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.

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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Venn Diagram Wedding

Posted: June 26th, 2012 | Author: Beast Pieces | Filed under: 160c, 320c, blind, custom duplex, custom letterpress, duplex, ivory, Letterpress, mohawk, mohawk loop, overprinting, smooth, two inks, Wedding, wedding suite | Comments Off

This suite, designed for Lindsay and Ben by their good friend Nicolas Carbonaro, is a great example of how to utilize overprinting inks. Since letterpress inks are not opaque, with the exception of metallics, a third color is created wherever two colors overlap–and in this instance, creating a great visual metaphor for love.

Another thing to note is the heavy ink coverage throughout the suite, so we required acknowledgment of our solid areas disclaimer before we proceeded into production. Printed with two inks, along with a blind pass, on Mohwak Loop Ivory  Smooth 160c, the cards were duplexed after printing to create a hefty 320c stock.

Oh So Beautiful Paper also featured these, be sure to pop over to check out some additional pictures of the complete suite.

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Must-have Mustard

Posted: May 25th, 2012 | Author: Beast Pieces | Filed under: custom label, custom letterpress, food packaging, holmberg design co, hot dogs, kisscut, label stock, Letterpress, letterpress printing, mustard, mustard label, natedogs, Packaging, two inks | Comments Off

With Memorial Day weekend staring us in the face, it only made sense to share this bbq related project. If you live in the Twin Cities you have probably come across the stylish orange Natedog’s food cart, stocked with quality wieners, tasty hand crafted mustards, and manned by the friendly proprietor, Nate Beck. We were lucky to have him at our open house in February and recently letterpress printed the labels for Nate’s honey-spiced mustard, now bottled and available for purchase.

Holmberg Design Co, who we most recently worked with on these Dogwood Coffee labels, is behind the Natedog’s identity and label design. Letterpress printed with two inks on an existing label stock, these were kisscut after printing with a custom made die that mimics the bottle shape.

CBS recently ran a nice feature of on Natedog’s that can be viewed here.

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Whimsically Elegant Wedding Invitations

Posted: January 4th, 2012 | Author: Beast Pieces | Filed under: 110c, belly band, crane, custom letterpress, diecut, invitation, Letterpress, lettra, pearl white, pink, tonal, two inks, Wedding | Comments Off

Who can resist a wedding invitation with flamingos? We can’t, that’s for sure. Designer Scott Peiffer created this elegant, yet whimsical, wedding suite we printed for an upcoming Miami wedding. There are a lot of pieces to this system, similar to the suite Scott designed for his own wedding we printed a couple years back, but each card effortlessly coordinates without being matchy-matchy.

All of the cards, along with the belly band, were printed together on one press sheet with two inks on Crane Lettra Pearl White 110c. The pattern on the folder was created by using one tonal ink on Arturo Pale Pink 260gsm. The folder was custom diecut and hand assembled after printing.

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