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Quantity Produced

15 sets of 4 cards w/ matching shipping envelopes

Production Cost

Production Time

1 day

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

5 in × 7 in

Page Count

Paper Stock

Various colors of French Paper - Poptone 100lb. cover

Number of Colors

2 spot inks




Ribbon by Dan Gneiding for Lost Type Co-op


This collection of Holiday cards featuring quotes from popular Holiday movies — I embarrassingly can only guess one — are not only hot to look at but are also a must-rub as they are silkscreened with a thicker more raise-y ink on a bunch of different papers. For some on-the-scene photos of the printing go here.

During the printing of these cards we ran out of ink. Being up against a deadline we had the idea to try out some plastisol ink instead. The one downside to using plastisol is it needs to reach over 300ºF to fully set. Heating the paper in between colors was pretty tricky. Sometimes the paper warped or shrunk, so registration on the second color was very difficult. In the end we were able to pull some awesome looking prints. Using plastisol gave the cards a real unique look, the ink sort of lays on top of the paper and it has a really awesome raised/tactile feel to it.

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Tommy Perez



Crooked Press Printing

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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Armin Vit

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

January 26, 2012


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