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Quantity Produced


Production Cost

€300 ($405)

Production Time

7 days

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

85 mm × 55 mm (3.3 in × 2.2 in)

Page Count

Paper Stock

Uncoated, 380gsm

Number of Colors





Foundry Sterling


Karpem diem or carpe Karpem, either way you put it, this business card inspires creative and adaptive reuse of business card materials to make more business cards. How meta.

Recycled Karpem is the paper the print house uses to nicely box up freshly printed business cards. Making the most of the organic feel of this material, and using up the existing stock, these business cards were letterpress and laser engraved.

The laser engraving was a challenge, it needed to be a subtle effect yet legible. It took some experimentation until getting it right, and the solution was the dotted effect.

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Joana Casaca Lemos Business Card ---

Joana Casaca Lemos Business Card ---


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M2, Portugal

This post was published in the original layout of FPO so all images are smaller. Project descriptions as well as production lessons are quoted in the main content area.

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Kelly Cree

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Kelly Cree

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Date Published

February 2, 2011


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