Thursday, 25 June 2009

Letterpress Business Cards

Running out of business cards is actually kind of great! It gives me a chance to revisit the look of my Sweet Olive Press card and – in this case – redesign it altogether.

I started printing these using a blind impression for the flower pattern, but I quickly switched to printing the pattern with transparent white for an "almost blind" impression. The pattern just looked better and more uniform with a little ink on the press.

The text is printed in a hand-mixed dark charcoal ink that jumps right off the card without being too harsh (black would've been a little much, really).

The press is in fine form and all ready to start printing the many (many!) custom projects and new stationery designs I've got lined up for the next few weeks. Stay tuned for more pictures as we keep rolling!


  1. Beautiful design! Simple but very pretty.

  2. No surprise, this is really special.
    Great job!