Custom Design Letterpress Business Card (Case Study)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Letterpress business card 110lb paper

Custom business card design

  • Letterpress printing
  • 100% cotton paper
  • 110lb or 220lb stock
  • Contact us for:
    – Custom Design
    – Custom layout

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Something Vintage Rentals

We had the pleasure of meeting Dawn, the owner of Something Vintage Rentals, on the phone one day last month. She has started an antique china, tea cups and décor business on her own and asked if we could letterpress print her business cards. The original design consisted of 4 dots and with the last dot containing a negative space of a tea cup. After talking on the phone for 30 minutes and understanding what she was trying to do with her business and design, she agreed to have us alter the design in order to fit her and the image of her business.

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Custom Letterpress Business Card

As the inspiration from them comes in part from the background of her company’s website we used the needle point work design on her letterpress business card. This was done for a couple of reasons, but the main reason is that letterpress designs lend itself well to negative space. It is that space that creates the texture and the uniqueness of the cards, plus this card has such fine details, it is our experience to know that the cotton fibers would break down a bit, leaving a softer feel around the edges. Although the client still wanted the four dots to remain on her website, she did fill up that space with the doily pattern and changed out the color to teal.

For Dawn Crothers Cimino of Something Vintage Rentals, they say that she pays attention to detail, that she loves pretty things, that she has a collection of antique china, tea cups and décor for rent for you next engaging affair.

Letterpress Business Card Details

Standard size business card: 2 X 3.5 Inches
Paper: 100% Cotton, White
Ink: 1 Color, Teal
Design by: Digby & Rose

Business cards are like small ambassadors. The question is, “What does yours say about you?” To upgrade your image, get in touch and let’s see what we can do for you.


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