Finally had a chance to make some traction on a part we'd been meaning to offer for some time. We are now making reproduction chases for the C&P Pilot letterpress. These old presses still see a lot of action and are EXTREMELY popular. Since the chases have become rarer than hens teeth, we decided it was time to start production. Our hopes are that these chases will help printers expand their capabilities as well as their, speed up production, and allow an affordable option to book art centers to host larger and more comprehensive classes. No time like the present to breath a little life into letterpress printing! Click HERE to order.
Duplexing is a term used to describe gluing two sheets of paper to each other (back to back) to create a much thicker final sheet. This is done quite often in letterpress printing to hide the ghosted dents from the impact of the press. This way we can print a deep impression into both sides of the card without worrying about ruining the opposing side. All that said - Natalie - our lady of the night (cause she works evenings) is obsessed with this practice. She's always pumped to do some gluing and get those crop marks EXACT. This work can be tedious but when you've got a love for the details like Natalie - it's a party. I swear it almost looks like she's having fun. More power to her!
We can duplex or triplex, or whatever-plex so if you have a project in need, let us know!
Spyhouse coffee and their overall presentation are second to none. If you've been to ANY of their locations, then you know just how much attention is put into atmosphere and vibe. We love Spyhouse coffee and we're fortunate get to work with them regularly to produce their bags and other printed goods. Cheers to a fantastic fall season!
Woo Hoo! We received an email last night that one of our weddings was featured on the Mpls/StP Magazine Aisle File! Big congrats to Catherine, Ken and the rest of the vendors that took part in this one. Dick & Jane provided the design, letterpress printing and foil stamping on these absolutely beautiful wedding invitations. We can definitely attribute the inspiration to the venue and it looks like Olive Juice Photography did a great job knocking this one out of the park. We're sol happy to see our clients and our work highlighted for the rest of the Twin Cities to celebrate. So much love and appreciation to everyone at MPLS/StP Magazine for sharing this as your Aisle File feature!
photography courtesy of Olive Juice Photography
Dick and Jane is a family business. Our lives revolve around letterpress printing and weddings. Our kids could probably say "print shop" before they could say "Elmo." I'm sure they hate being at the shop with dear old dad but if nothing else, I do get to sneak these ultra-cute pics of their utter disapproval with me! Here's Maggie still in PJ's after I had just shut down the windmill. One of these days, maybe one of the kids will have interest but until then I guess It'll have to be fussy faces.
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Erin and Nick followed up with us last week. You may or may not remember their previous invite set? It included tons of pointy fingers, calendars, and funky text. Any hoot... They needed an additional tidbit card to match their original wedding invitation design so we came up with this little number printed on a tiny tidbit card.
Thanks for visiting the letterpress blog! It's been a very very busy wedding season but we are determined to keep on this blogging track. Lots of good stuff around for us to share so check back often for more updates.
Recently in the shop, it's been all about the silver ink on black paper! After experimenting with various colors of ink, the silver wins out every time. The silver ink yields the sharpest results... hands down. Silver is considered to be the most opaque color available. Opaque white inks pale in comparison to the luminosity of silver ink. White ink never prints purely white; it comes out more of a muddy gray than anything else. So instead, we highly recommend using silver. Have a looky-loo for yourself.
Check out the letterpress blog for more in the near future.
Check out bestweddingever.us. It's a wedding blog created by one of our long time friends and now client. Dick and Jane Letterpress just completed their letterpress wedding invitations which were designed by groom, Matthew White. Tiffany's Blue, and Dr. Pepper. Nothing Better. Many thanks to Matthew and Nicole for giving us the opportunity to assist in letterpress printing for their wedding day.
Happy holidays from Dick and Jane Letterpress.Pictured is baby Sonny and Santa. (That's the best "Santa" I've ever seen!)
Be sure to visit the letterpress blog often as we are always updating with all sorts of letterpress fabulousness! Dick and Jane Letterpress is your number one source for affordable letterpress printing.