Mark the birth of a newborn with a beautiful set of bespoke letterpress printed cards to announce to your family and friends. These cards are designed and printed with my own fair hands on my 1915 Arab Crown Folio Press. All elements of this design are customisable: the layout, typeface, text and inks and card colour. You can send in your request on these for us to work together to come up with the best design to your likening. Samples of each colour and example of print are available to order.
/// THE COLOUR RANGE /// You can see the available colours for the card in the photos. Printed on Colorplan 540gsm thick double sided card and matching Colorplan 135gsm envelopes. Recognised as one of the best double sided coloured cards on the market, Colorplan is manufactured from 100% virgin ECF fibre.
/// THE INKS /// These cards are primarily printed using black, gold or silver. When choosing an ink colour please be aware that letterpress inks are transparent and so not all colour combinations will work well. Pale ink on darker papers do not work well and neither do colours which are drastically different. I will advise on the suitability of your colour request but If you are unsure, feel free to contact me with your ideas before making a purchase and we can discuss colour compatibility.
/// STEP 1 /// In the product listing select the correct number of prints and insert your details in the personalisation box before making your purchase.
/// STEP 2 /// Using holly&Co's messaging facility send me the texts that you want setting along with the ink, paper colour(s) and envelopes you would like along with any specifics on layout.
/// STEP 3 /// Once the initial design is ready I will send you an image proof of the design. This is so that you can check all details are correct before going ahead with making the press plate and printing.
/// STEP 4 /// After you have approved the proof I will send your design to the platemakers and schedule your print run in the production schedule.
/// Card size A6 (148mm x 105mm).
/// Printed on "Mary" our Arab Crown Folio press (serial no: 5356, circa 1915).
/// Each print will be unique as the amount of ink and impression will vary from print to print as the process is entirely carried out by hand, therefore some slight variations in colour may occur from the pictured image.
The delivery options for this item are listed below (if it doesn't state 'Express delivery' then that option is not available for this product). As soon as you place your order, this small business will spring into action, get it ready and send it out... (and you can feel wonderful for supporting them).
Delivery options available
Standard delivery: included
Receive it by 14th - 16th December
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Studio 55 Letterpress
I am a Cotswolds based creative letterpress studio, creating vibrant letterpress cards, prints and stationery the good old fashioned way! The look and feel of letterpress is unmistakable – when combined with the right paper, the inked surface becomes slightly debossed adding another dimension. All my prints are pressed on my beautifully renovated ‘Mary’; an Arab Treadle Press 10 x 15, built in 1915.
I also design and sell poster prints, as I am a graphic designer by trade. Some of my letterpress designs are also available as giclée poster prints.