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Press Capabilities

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LETTERPRESS INK

Letterpress printing is a traditional relief printing process. The raised imagery or type is inked and pressed below the surface of the paper (debossed). The crisp results are unmatched with conventional digital printing methods. Custom plates are made for each color in all projects(AKA: Imprinted )

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FOIL STAMPING

A heated plate presses metallic or pigmented foils into the paper stock, producing stunning results. Foiling provides maximum opacity on unique paper stocks. Color options may be limited. Custom copper plates are made for all projects. (AKA: Foil Press, Hot Stamping )

DIE CUTTING

A steel rule die cuts out shapes from the paper stock, much like cookie cutting but much more precise and production scale. Die-cutting can give your project its final finishing touch. Rounded corners, coasters, and tags are common items. Custom dies are made for exclusive results.

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SCORING & PERFORATION

Scoring allows the stock to be precisely folded. Perforations allow for tearable portions of a printed piece, typically used for ticket stubs and tear-off RSVP cards. (AKA: crease, folding)

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SIZE & QUANTITY

Our in-house production team can accommodate most projects large or small. Standard American Stationery sizes are routine, with sizes up to 10″x 15″  please contact us for larger dimension specifications.

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CONSULTATION

First things first, let’s have a conversation to establish your design and printing needs. This can be a phone call, email, or an in-studio meeting.

We talk through the items you wish to have printed or designed and discuss a project budget.

Your first 15 min of consultation are free!

ESTIMATE & DEPOSIT

After reviewing your design and project specs we will provide you with an estimate.

All estimates are valid for 45 days.

With a 50% deposit towards your invoice we can begin your project. You may place your deposit in-person, over the phone or online.

PRODUCTION

Our turnaround time is superior to industry standards.

Production time varies from 3-14 business days from Final Proof Approval. Production under 7 business days is considered a RUSH order.

All proofs require a written Final Proof Approval prior to any production.

PROVIDE YOUR DESIGN

When we receive your design and details, we will review it an make sure it is set up for production.

We will provide a PDF proof within 1-2  business days to ensure accuracy.

Need Help with setting up files ? see file setup or FAQ

APPROVAL

After carefully reviewing your Proof, we will begin production with your written approval.

We will only start production with written approval.

Any changes after approval will incur costs at stage in production.

PRODUCTION

Our turnaround time is superior to industry standards.

Production time varies from 5-14 business days.

Production under 5 days is considered a RUSH order.

CUSTOM WEDDING DESIGN

Make an impression with a wedding suite that evokes the overall look and feel of your wedding. It all starts with the invitations!

LOGO DESIGN

Wether touching up an old logo for a re-brand or starting from scratch, we can provide all the materials to get you up and running.

ILLUSTRATION

We are experienced at producing custom illustrations  in a variety of styles, from graphic to hand-drawn, providing high resolution print ready graphics.

TYPESETTING

Make, all the difference in the look and feel of your design, We have an extensive collection of digital typefaces available.

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PAPERS

We carry a variety of papers specific for letterpress printing with different colors, textures, and weights.

For letterpress, thicker stocks have deeper impression.

110lb is our recommended starting weight

220lb is our Double thick stock

HOUSE PAPER STOCKS

Cranes Lettra 100% Cotton 100lb Cover +220lb Cover

Mohawk Superfine 110lb Cover

Neenah Desert Storm 100lb Cover

ONLY THE BEST

All of the following are considered when choosing our papers.

Acid Free, Archival, Renewable, Recycled, Environment, Local USA

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SET UP

Letterpress printing is a physical, labor intensive process that requires expertise and time for every step.

Precision equipment and skills are used to ensure that every stage in production is consistent.

We take care of every production in house.

QUALITY

The results of letterpress printing are unmatched by digital printing methods.

Our experience with letterpress printing is unparalleled, thus we only use the highest quality materials and supplies available.

WAYS TO SAVE

Budget is always something we keep in mind for our clients.

Suggestions to make projects more cost effective are:

Using template designs, or providing print ready files.

Printing less colors and sides.

ORDER UP!

We will contact you as soon as your project is 100% complete.

We will call you and email you.

SHIPPING

We ship worldwide.

UPS and USPS

You can also provide your shipping account information.

PICK UP

In store pick up is available in Seattle, or Kirkland during normal operating hours.

PAPER

Order minimums may be required for non stock items.

Paper colors are not available as standard ink swatches.

Its best to match ink to paper if possible.

INK

We use spot color inks printed 1 -color at a time.

All of our inks swatches are matched using Pantone Solid Uncoated Formula.

Inks used are primarily soy based.

FINISHING

Finishing projects with cutting, scoring, die cutting, perforating, mounting, and edge painting are all options for your project.

Custom dies may extend production timelines.

QUANTITIES

We are capable of printing any quantity.

Smaller runs may be less cost effective for quantities under 25.

HANDCRAFTED

Please consider each print is handmade and made to order.

Every print is unique and requires a personal touch.

PRESS SPECS

We use a sheet fed press, with a maximum print size of 9″x12″ (printable area) with a 10″x15″ sheet size.

Any print smaller than 1.5″x1.5″ will have to be diecut.

Please inquire for larger sizes.