Sunday, May 31, 2009

Birth Announcements & Scrapbook Notecards

I had some printing blocks made last week and wanted to try them out. The first block shows 2 little boys, one pulling the other in a little wagon. The other block is a picture of a bunny. I thought they would look very sweet on birth announcements.

So I woke up early on Saturday and printed up some birth announcements and notecards for a friend.

For the birth announcements, I handset the type using a script font for the baby name and Centaur for the rest of the announcement.

The 3.5x5" notecards are for a scrapbook a friend made for her god daughter's graduation party. Guests are asked to write a note to "Paola", then slide each notecard into a little pocket in one of the scrapbook pages. Very sweet. For the paper, I chose an 80lb cardstock so the scrapbook wouldn't be too bulky with all the notecards gathered into a pocket. The font is also Centaur (such a beautiful font!)

Saturday, May 23, 2009

letterpress in action: current projects & a kluge film from northern lights

I've been busy printing any chance I get. Although I'm happy to be printing so much, the downside is sadly I've neglected my little blog. Here are a couple things I've been working lately (personalized stationery and coasters):

One other thing I wanted to share is this really cool video. It shows a Kluge printing press in action with lots of closeups.

A Kluge is gigantic compared to the Chandler & Price printing press I have. The printing area on a Kluge is 12x18" and on my press it's 8x12".

I'd love to make a video like this for my little press. Someday!

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