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Letterpress

Class, Style & Quality

Our letterpress cards exude all the charm and delight that the very best business cards can give.

Printed on a deluxe 100% cotton board for an exquisite texture and feel, using the best of traditional letterpress techniques brought right up to date with modern designs.

A true retro modern classic.

 

Letterpress Card
Letterpress Die
Heidelburg Plaque
Foiling Die

 

  • Exquisite Luxury Feel
  • 100% Cotton Board
  • Printed on a Heidelberg Platten
Products
Sets
Design Requirements
Carriage Requirements
Ink Colours
Quantity

Printed at a standard wallet friendly business card size of 85mm x 55mm on deluxe Gmund Cotton Max White stock, pure cotton, soft and gentle, elegant and superlatively thick. Feeling is believing! This is duplexed for double sided cards to avoid spoiling the impression due to the extreme depth of impression that this stock can give.

 

Options are available for one or two pantone spot colours of ink, but you could also have different materials or sizes, a blind emboss, rounded corners, a die cut or even metallic foil! - Contact us for details.

 

Prices include delivery.

 

SPECIAL GUIDELINES FOR LETTERPRESS

It is recommended that due to the differences between modern designs and the letterpress process, that you contact us to discuss your plans and to ensure that you understand the special requirements for letterpress artwork.

 

Print ready artwork

Is preferably

  • a .pdf file
  • in CMYK
  • has a 3mm bleed
  • has a 5mm safe margin
  • at least 300dpi

PDF File

We prefer Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Files, with fully embedded fonts, or all fonts converted to paths. Please use the 'High Quality Print' settings in your software package when creating the .pdf Other common software we can work with include Microsoft Word, Publisher, Excel, Photoshop, Illustrator, and many more. Please note! If you do not supply us an adobe .pdf there may be unexpected changes in the finished print - for this reason we always send you a proof to approve before we go to print.

CMYK

Artwork should be supplied as Full Colour, Cyan Magenta Yellow and Blac(k) files, rather than RGB as colour differences can occur when converting from screen to print colours.

Bleed

Your artwork should have an extra border around the edge, your design may 'bleed off' into this area if it is intended to print right up-to the edge of the cut final sized page. More detailed information on bleed is available.

300dpi

Computer screen "bitmap" or "raster" images are usually 72 or 96 Dots Per Inch, when these are printed they tend to be very small, or 'pixelated', for print images a much higher detail, or resolution, image is required, usually 300 Dots Per Inch (dpi) or even higher.

If your file is a Vector format file, then resolution is not an issue.

Help!

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need help with your artwork, we offer a full design service should you need but our advice is free!

Can’t find what you are looking for?

If you cannot find what you are looking for in our ‘off the shelf’ range, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we’ll be happy to give you a FREE bespoke quotation.

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or call us on 01226 740498

How we work

An insiders view of the creation of a classic card.