Sunday, March 2, 2008

Coasting Along




Here are the coasters we printed to send out as "save the dates" for my sister's wedding. We printed the red first using red #199. The gray was hand mixed from a darker gray for the rest of the type and the logo on the back side. Then we used a die we had made from David Penn Precision Dies (Pacheco, CA) to die-cut the circle shape. The printing went smoothly but we should have printed a lot more for extras. We cut it too close and only have a few to keep for ourselves. I guess the formula for printing 25% extra is a good one!

4 comments:

edmund said...

Awesome! I love the design. The letterpress is still a mystery to me but it does cool stuff.

cdmB said...

Thanks. We are going to put up a video soon so it will answer many questions about letterpress for you. thanks for reading!

Fleas said...

Awesome! This is so exciting! Mr. M said he used to see handpresses in Popular Mechanics magazine a long time ago as a way to start a home-based business. I am going to show him more videos soon of similar presses.

cdmB said...

I guess what was old is new again in this case. I don't think letterpress will ever die - it's too much fun!