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Paper, Ink and Foil

So you have an idea in mind but don't really know where to start, knowing what your options are can really help guide your decision making process, below are a few options. If you've already decided on the specs of your job shoot us a message and we'll check the availability of  your preferences with our trusted suppliers! 

That extra finish

If you love print like we do and you finished designing your project but still feel like you need to take it to the next level, adding one or more of these options might be 

Let's get technical

 We love a good challenge, however there are a few things that should be avoided when it comes to letterpress printing. Once you've thought of  a design idea, have a look at the dos and don'ts to see if your project needs any adjustments to move forward to the production. If you have any technical questions we're only a click away!  

Paper

 
Wooden Board
Wooden Board

Grunge Wood
Grunge Wood

Miscellenious collection
Miscellenious collection

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Wooden Board
Wooden Board

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Your print surface

This might arguably be the most important step when having a project in mind because however you choose to proceed from this point onward, this will be the surface that will hold it all together.

 

Here's a selection of our most commonly ordered stocks of paper. If you have something specific in mind or need help deciding which paper might be best for your project we are only a button away!

Ink

 
Color palette for website
Color palette for website

Here is a collection of the essential basics that are the building blocks of every since pantone color. That being said you are free to use them on their own as separate print colors

House mixed favorites
House mixed favorites

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Metallics
Metallics

Metallics

Color palette for website
Color palette for website

Here is a collection of the essential basics that are the building blocks of every since pantone color. That being said you are free to use them on their own as separate print colors

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Let's get our hands dirty

You might find that your design works best with no ink at all (blind emboss/deboss) which is completely ok with us, however some designs just come to life differently when printed using a certain color. 

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If you're looking for inspiration, Here's a selection of our most commonly used inks. If you know exactly the color that you want that's great, we can mix PMS colors from the Pantone Uncoated guide book so just ask away!

 

*Please note that although color mixing is in fact a science, letterpress machines are more than 50 years old, so a slight variance of a shade above or below may occur

Foil

 
Foil stamping colors
Foil stamping colors

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Foil stamping colors
Foil stamping colors

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Hello you shiny thing

So you don't want a blind print and ink still isn't cutting it for you, don't worry you've come to the right place.   

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Here's a selection of our most commonly used foils if you're looking for inspiration. If you have a specific color in mind that isn't mentioned all it takes is a question and we can check with our reliable suppliers and get back to you! 

Edge Coloring, Die Cutting and Split Fountain

 
Edge coloring options
Edge coloring options

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Die cutting Templates
Die cutting Templates

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Split fountain suggestions
Split fountain suggestions

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Edge coloring options
Edge coloring options

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You're not basic

The moment someone holds your print, examines it, remarks about how interesting it is or even asks how it was made, that's when you know you've grabbed their attention making all the hard work worthwhile.   

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Adding one of these options will definitely make your project stand out, so treat yourself!

 

*Please note that split fountain isn't an exact science and some variance in colors may occur between prints making each one a unique piece, which is kind of the point  

Letterpress Guidelines Checklist

Do's:

- Send your artwork as .pdf with embedded fonts or .eps with type outlined

- Add crop marks on all sides of the artwork (at least 1/8" long)

- Add bleed on all the sides that are bleeding out of the paper (at least 1/8" of bleed)

- Use single pantone uncoated solid spot colors for multiple colors. If your artwork is one color then use 100% black in CMYK mode (we will mix your specific requested color later in the print process)

- Die cuts should be indicated with a 1 point 100% magenta line 

- Scoring shoud be indicated with a 1 point 100% cyan line 

- Send images as a vector artwork or .tif for best high quality results 

- Embed all linked images if you are using illustrator

Dont's:

- Do not send files as .JPEG as they are of low quality and are unusable for letterpress 

- If your file is more than one color do not use process, RGB, CMYK, LAB, or Indexed colors (only use uncoated solid spot colors) 

- Do not reverse/mirror your artwork, send it as you intend to see it on the print

- Do not go below 0.25pt lines and 

- Die cuts should be indicated with a 1 point 100% magenta line 

- Scoring shoud be indicated with a 1 point 100% cyan line