Business Cards By Digby & Rose

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.

Something vintage rentals
Courtesy of Something Vintage Rentals

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.

The CIO painted edge letterpress business card

Monday, March 12, 2012

Letterpress business card computer professional

The CIO (Chief Information Officer) painted edge letterpress business card was designed in our studio for a high tech computer engineer with a sense of vintage style. We’d show you the other side, but since he has a security clearance then we’d have to (well, you know the drill). Since our client works in Japan, he is sure to be the envy of every Japanese person with which he meets and goes through the ritual of business card exchange. The soft feel of cotton on 220 LB paper and the crisp letterpress feel that only an antique steel machine can deliver.

Modern Ctrl + Alt + Del keys contrast with a vintage etching style. The sky blue painted edge adds a touch of uniqueness and luxury to these letterpress business cards. Really, if you’re going to have a business card, make it letterpress on 220lb paper with a painted edge! It has the ability to make any ordinary card extraordinary.

Edge painting letterpress business card

IT professional business card letterpress

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Custom Embossing for Corporate Logos

Monday, December 19, 2011

When it is time for unique business stationery, nothing stands out more than a custom embossed corporate logo! We think nothing surpasses the level of texture achieved by Letterpress Light®.

Embossed WordPress logo

We did this embossed business card as a gift for WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg because we love our fabulous WordPress website!
If you’d like a unique WordPress Logo file embossed to use for your own website, feel free to use this one above!

Embossed logo Matt Mullenweg

Embossed logo SCV Imagery

Embossed logo Women's Center of Jacksonville

Embossed logo Paul Morse Photographs

These custom embossed cards are great for ongoing correspondence with current clients and repeat customers.

Embossed logo Redemption Bible Church

This embossed card for the Redemption Bible Church is really striking, prepared in steel gray paper.

Geraldine R Dodge Foundation logo