a sneak peak

Happy New Year. It was so cool to wake up to see our ad at the top of Oh So Beautiful Paper this morning.  We are thrilled to support the work Nole is doing. We are so excited for what this year has in store.  We're in the throes of a ridiculously cool project with...

club NACE

We're thrilled to have participated in club NACE, the Tampa Bay Chapter of NACE's 2010 Holiday celebration.  It was so exciting to be able to brand and provide the printed materials for such a cool...

spotted in the “wild”

This weekend, we visited the Tampa Bridal Showcase, hosted by Monica of Elan Event Studio.  It was a chance to see a couple of our pieces out in the "wild" of a bridal show. This great photo display from 12-1 Photography included our laser-engraved wood nameplate,...

a little help, please

We're placing an ad in one of our favorite blogs, Oh So Beautiful Paper, next month and we need your help!  We've come up with a couple ads and want your input as to which we should run.  If you would, please, head on over to Oh So Beautiful Paper and check out their...

wood and paper – Barrington Hill Invitation

You may have already seen these Art Deco-inspired letterpress invitations in our 100LayerCake photo shoot at Barrington Hill Farm, but you didn't get a chance to see what takes this suite from very nice to over the top. Look in the bottom left-hand corner. Can you see...

we’ve been featured | 100layercake.com

I've been promising it for months and it's finally here!  We recently provided the stationery for a photoshoot at Barrington Hill Farm with some of our favorite vendors.  Tina Sargeant did the beautiful photographs and Ashly Olivier styled the gorgeous shoot.  We were...

an open letter

an open letter to wedding planners and the event industry You work hard to craft amazing events.  Very hard. You guide your client to just the right caterer to handle their vega-pesca-localvore tastes.  You pull out your Pantone swatch book to find just the right gel...

plantable luncheon menu

Yep. The plantable papers from Porridge Papers (the paper we used for Taylor and Whitney's plantable invitation) have been pretty popular around here! Our local chapter of the Association of Bridal Consultants asked us to create this menu for their monthly meeting...

how ink is made

Beautiful video of printing ink being made. Click through to watch.

plantable letterpress bookmark

We made these bookmarks for the students of Churchwell Elementary School in Lakeland, Florida.  Their theme this year is "Go Green and Grow," so we thought a nice plantable paper (with seeded paper from Porridge) would be perfect.  As we happen to know the music...

look what just arrived!

A thousand of these (plus some killer menus for an event) just came in the mail from Porridge Papers.  We love their plantable paper - we used it on Taylor and Whitney's invitation (their wedding is just a week away!).  You'll see some nice shots of this in our...

a typographic tour of the senses

Please take a few minutes to watch this amazing typographic video.  It's hard to believe there's no computer animation! Typophile Film Festival 5 Opening Titles from Brent Barson on...

we’ve been featured | invitation crush

What a great way to start the week after a relaxing Labor Day weekend!  Our plantable wedding invitations for Taylor and Whitney were featured on Invitation Crush this morning!  Go check it out (and subscribe to this amazing blog)! We're presently working on plantable...

a project of sorts

We at a fine press love paper.  No, not the multi-purpose or copy paper that comes in cases of 5,000 sheets at your office.  What we really love is paper with some tooth. Well, tooth and a little bit of weight.  That's because we love letterpress (and screenprinting...

an observation

Much as some gentlemen practice the (slightly gauche) habit of leaving one of their cuff buttons un-done to indicate that they are surgeon's cuffs (a mark of a fine custom suit)... I think some designers intentionally build the look of poor registration into their...

state of the art | tattoos

State of the Art is our not-so-regular series where we highlight the work of those in our industry who knock our socks off.  We are proud to be part of such a vibrant, creative industry and strive to create work as excellent as that which we highlight here. Lately,...

quotable | Roger Walton on the Postal Service

I still marvel at the postal system we currently enjoy.  It is to me amazing to think that I can write a letter, drop it in the postbox near my home, and that for the cost of a few pence this same little package will be delivered, door to door, in a relatively short...

inspiration | letterheady

One of my favorite sources of inspiration lately has been the docu-blog, letterheady.  It's a record of some of the great letterheads of a bygone era.  In addition to the letterhead of Hitler and Charles Schulz, there are some more esoteric ones, like this one that...

plantable invitation – Taylor and Whitney

This handmade wedding invitation represents a collaboration between a fine press and groom/designer Taylor Gorman.  Taylor brought the designs and an antique dictionary while we brought the materials, connections and quite a bit of labor to the project. The couple...

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