Letterpress printing is a printing technique that creates a unique and immediate visual and tactile impression on every recipient. It is impossible to replicate this effect using any other modern printing technique. All cards are printed and embossed using over 100-year-old cast iron printing presses. The process is done by hand, including die-cutting and mixing inks to achieve the best possible match with the shades in the Pantone palette.
We are committed to using only high-quality papers, primarily made from cotton. Our papers are thick enough to handle embossing while still ideally suited for printing. Most of our papers are environmentally friendly and produced with respect for nature. We offer a wide range of papers with various shades, weights, and surface textures to choose from.
.ai / .pdf (max size 32 MB)
85×50 / 85x55 / 90×50 / 90x55 mm
3mm on each side
Pantone Solid for uncoated surfaces – a maximum of 3 colors on the front side (embossing without ink counts as 1 color). The second side is blank.
All text must be converted to curves
Only vector graphics are allowed
3mm from the edge
If you have any doubts or questions, please get in touch with us before purchasing: firstname.lastname@example.org. Once the order is accepted, there is no possibility to change the data, quantity, or specifications of the business cards, change the delivery country, or cancel the order. Please make thoughtful decisions.
When preparing the design, try visually assessing whether the font size will be too small. As a rule of thumb, we recommend a minimum text size of around 6-7pt, but each font style should be approached individually. For denser metallic inks, we recommend using larger elements.
The sharpest and clearest text appears in black.
Due to inevitable shifts during production, place important content at least 3mm from the cutting edge.
Bleed refers to elements that extend beyond the cutting lines and the final dimensions of the business card. If any graphics are intended to be printed to the edge, extend them beyond the cutting area by 3mm on each side.
Letterpress printing requires vector files exclusively. Ensure they are not too large; otherwise, artifacts may be visible on the other side of the business card. Typically, we suggest that large elements do not exceed 20-30% of the card's surface area and do not overlap with the edges, preferably not at all, as the paper in those areas may warp during die-cutting.
Due to cutting tolerances, avoid placing frames too close to the edges. 5mm is the absolute minimum.
Depending on the substrate, colors may appear differently in print than on the color swatch (not to mention on your monitor). Please remember that letterpress printing is a craft technique. This means that all business cards will have variations in color saturation and may exhibit characteristic artifacts during the printing process, such as ink offsetting. We love These subtle nuances of this technique, but if you have yet to experience letterpress printing, some of these elements may be a slight surprise. Therefore, if you have any doubts, don't hesitate to contact us, and we will be happy to answer any questions.