Posted by Olivia dela Rosa on October 23, 2014
With all the printed materials and designs that we have right now, my eyes get pretty tired seeing the same old thing over and over again. There's nothing new in the market and nothing really stands out anymore. Though I don't find this totally wrong, the lack of inspiration is what frustrates me. A good design not only ignites something in you, it also challenges you to seek out and push the limits. It calls you to try and think of something new until you find the perfect design you need.
After searching endlessly throughout the Web, I found comfort after seeing these letterpress cards. Letterpress is basically a printing process that uses a movable type - reversed and raised letters and images made of metal or wood - which is then inked and impressed upon the paper and often with sort of an indentation from the pressure, creating a debossed effect. Its first use is dated back in the 15th century, used widely in printing books back then but has moved to business cards and wedding invitations later on. If you decide to do it yourself, you might find it labor-intensive but once you see the results you might consider the whole thing worth it.
Scroll through to see our thoroughly selected letterpress cards and discover new designs for your next project. Happy exploring!
Happy Notes from Anthropologie
Alexandra Huckabay by Print&Grain
Roar Projects by Principle Design
Bonjour Letterpress Card via Etsy
Letterpress cards by Colorquarry via Etsy
A Little Bird by Belinda Love Lee
Brad Goreski business cards by Sarah Drake Designs
Bon Voyage notecards by Inhaus Press
Letterpress wedding invitations by Minted
Greeting card by Denotecard via Etsy
Wedding invitation by Print & Promise via Etsy
Pinup Art letterpress card by Ink Pop Studio via Etsy
Wright & Goebel by The Working Assembly
Type Letterpress Desk Calendar by iSkelter
Hooray postcard by Parrott Design Studio via Etsy
Wondrous Co. by Mitch Bartlett
Ten Thousand business cards by The Distillery
2011 Holiday Word Search greeting card via Dolcepress
Enjoying so far? If you'd like to see more design inspirations, go and explore the rest of the site. Who knows, you might also end up getting the printing deal of your life with all the discounts we're offering!
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I used Print Place only once and was satisfied with their service. My business cards looked very professional and they even spotted a typo which they corrected for me. After reading some online reviews I decided to give them a go and I'll use them for my future projects. Very satisfied, professional service.
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Typical large company: it's impossible to speak to a human besides someone in a call-center who knows nothing about printing!! Result: crap useless business cards. Used vistaprint to save money: in the end it costed me money, time and aggravation.
I do not usually leave reviews, but im impressed with Overnight Prints customer service. After i uploaded my design they contacted me and suggested some improvements to my design. I Accepted but was not happy when the first run arrived at my office.
After i contacted Overnight Prints they offered to do a second run at no additional charge.
Im quite happy with the way the prints turned out and the way they handled this!
They are cheap for a reason.