Letterpress Business Cards

They arrived this afternoon.

My husband needed business cards so we decided to ping Leslie Topness who was offering the letterpress special I shared with you a few weeks ago and get some cards printed.

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Keeping it simple and to-the-point was a goal. They came out beautifully. (Thank you Leslie...)

The typeface is Musee by Dino dos Santos of DSTYPE Foundry.

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Alas, my photo of the impression doesn't do it justice. (Note to self: Work on that macro depth of field.)

If you are interested, PaperSpecs has a free webinar about the design and production of a letterpress piece with Judith Berliner, owner and founder of Full Circle Press.

Sign up toute suite because space is limited.

Update: Well... Here's another attempt (below) to share a better detail of the cards. I thought an angle (above) would show the impression better and with the shallow depth-of-field, I guess it turned out to be more of a distraction.

Mike Davis Business Cards Detail

Update No. 2: Just in case there is any confusion, the cards were my design. Leslie was the printer though she also does great design work. And, below is my third attempt (via flatbed scanner) to show a more accurate detail and color. The quality of her printing is really great (I think given I'm not a printer) and my sincerest apologies for doing a rush job on the above photos. Lesson learned.

Mike Davis Letterpress business card detail