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Lead Image

Chelsey Nichol’s sensational business card for her self-proclaimed, “letterpress shop with an ego,” certainly has personality. Crank that! 




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Production Cost


Production Time

5 Days

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

2.25 in × 3.75 in

Page Count

Paper Stock

Crane Lettra / 220C

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Type A Press Business Card
Type A Press Business Card
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Project Description

I wanted a business card that reflected what I love about letterpress printing. I appreciate when people's first response to letterpress is to feel the texture of the paper and the impression made in the printing process. For me it's what makes this form of printing special. I want my clients to want to have something that feels special for themselves, and I wanted the business card I hand them to create that reaction. The depth of the blind emboss combined with the pattern of the wheel provide that feeling right away. The solid blue on the front with the white knock out shows the different effects that can be achieved in one printed piece.

Production Lesson(s)

I learned to let my ink dry fully before printing the other side. I knew this already, but this project really made me consider how much additional time a specific element may need. When we did the final trim we used slip sheets in between each card to make sure that the blue ink didn't offset onto the blind emboss image. ”

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Kelly Cree

Writer for UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

May 14, 2012


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