Tuesday, December 23, 2008

letterpress christmas card

Last weekend, I worked on our christmas cards. I printed them using my new old printing press.

I splurged and used this paper from Crane's -- lettra 220lb weight -- which is a luxuriously thick 100% cotton paper. This paper is made specifically for letterpress.

It took me a weekend to finish them. I printed the first color (grey) on a Friday night, the second color (red) the following night, then mounted them on grey cardstock. I addressed all the envelopes on Sunday.

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Christmas Gifts

Kurt gave jars of BBQ sauce as christmas gifts for his co-workers. I helped him by designing and gocco printing all the labels. Then I tied them with string to the jars.

For my co-workers, I designed and printed wall calendars. It's a 4 page calendar, with 3 months to a page and on each page there is a different design which I also printed using my gocco. It was quite a bit of work. I had to print all 4 pages in one night, and one of the pages was in 2-color! I think they turned out pretty nice and my teammates seemed happy with them too.

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