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Show City Pride with your Wedding Invitations

Got major city pride? Love the place you live? Want to celebrate your hometown while you celebrate your nuptials? Let's do what Raubdruckerin do and do a  little found-object printing as a part of your wedding invitation suite! [gallery size="medium" ids="21163,21162,21161"] The collective uses a city's infrastructure - manhole covers, grates, etc - as...

How (not) to Start a Relationship With Your Letterpress Printer

Maybe I'm just hanging out with the wrong people. I hope that's all it is. It's a product of youth and inexperience, but I'm seeing it creep into more seasoned designers, too. Creatives who've forgotten the golden rule. [bctt tweet="Value the work of other creatives as you would have others value yours." username="afinepress"] It comes...

CMYK Letterpress Postcard Save the Dates

There's not much more "vintage" than a 600-year-old technology. One of my favorite things about letterpress printing is its versatility - depending on the design, it can feel very vintage or downright futuristic. The reason letterpress is still around (aside from the wonderful tactility of deep-impression printing) is because it downright excels...

On Lemons and Lemonade

I can't say with certainty that I've ever had a panic attack. But if I have, it was a Monday morning in mid-February. I had to put the finishing touches on some stationery for a Kristen Weaver styled shoot. I made my way to the print shop (a separate space from my...

Starting Your Stationery Project Right

You know what? I can't for the life of me remember envelope sizes. Sure - A7 inserts are 5x7 and 4bar are 3.5x5 (or is it 3.5x4.875?), but the rest? I've got nothing. Having to try to remember or, worse yet, look these things up at the start of a project must...

How Much Do Letterpress Business Cards Cost?

That's a great question! There's plenty of letterpress eye candy out there, but not a ton of answers about how much that eye candy costs. You might even be frustrated by round-about answers from printers who want to see your art before committing to a number. Today, you'll have your answer! But first, a...

How Thick are Letterpress Invitations and Business Card Papers?

I think letterpress papers have three characteristics (aside from color): Thickness, Texture, + Heft Heft is a combination of stiffness and weight. It's an important characteristic, for sure. So is texture - some textures just play nicer with some designs. But, far and away, the characteristic most people care about is thickness. And I'm here to...

Unconventional materials for a Denver Luxury Wedding Invitation

[gallery link="none" ids="20993,20969,20968,20962,20950,20945,20943,20941,20929,20916,20907,20983,20919" orderby="rand"] Contrast. It's a fascinating, powerful tool. When disparate things are brought together thoughtfully, the whole is often greater than the sum of its parts. That's the effect I wanted to achieve with these concrete invitations. The natural meets the man-made. Wood, removed from its natural state and processed - sawed, compressed, burnt with...

Inside Jokes From the Outside

About a year ago, this video hit my facebook feed pretty hard. Tom Macaluso 2015 Silver Award Video Uncensored from Deeb Studios on Vimeo. Almost everyone I know in the advertising world (admittedly not as many people as I'd like) was sharing it and bumping chests about how funny it was. And, yeah,...

What the Queen’s Party Planner Has to Say About Invitations

For some couples, their wedding is the most structured ritual in which they'll ever take part. For others, it might be one of many. And then there's royalty. People for whom every day is ritual. And the Queen's cousin, Lady Elizabeth Anson, is there to create extraordinary experiences for guests who may themselves...