Spring is such a lovely time to get married. The weather begins to warm, flowers begin to awaken after their winter slumber, and love is in the air.
When Beth told me about her and Adam’s spring wedding, I loved the details they wanted to incorporate. Beth loves daisies, so much so that even her engagement ring and wedding dress featured them prominently. She wanted to incorporate florals into their wedding invites along with a palette of ivory, blush, navy, and metallic gold. The florals were illustrated in our studio to pair with an elegant script and serif fonts.
The invite was letterpress printed with navy ink and foil stamped to bring in a bit of metallic gold. The envelopes, rsvp card, and details card all used a very pale blush pink paper to match the bridesmaids dresses and decor. The same navy ink was used on the blush pieces as well.
Congrats to Beth and Adam!
While most of our letterpress work is done with digital files that are turned into plates for printing, we get an occasional job that is done with handset type.
John contacted us about creating some labels for the cabinets and chairs he creates. He sent along an inspiration image of an antique calling card. This card would have been printed via letterpress and handset type back when it was first printed. We couldn’t resist the challenge to print his labels in the same way.
We used two typefaces from our collection and a new border that was purchased from Skyline Type Foundry, specifically for this project (the little box holds all of the tiny, 12 point pieces of border). The type was set with a Bodoni-like face, combined with Copperplate Gothic and a short rule.
The labels were printed with black ink on 100% cotton paper from Crane, with the label adhesive added after printing. Thanks to John for the fun challenge!
Working with other entrepreneurs is one of my favorite parts of my business! Ben at Bandwidth Pool came to Iron Leaf Press looking for some special notecards. He loved the looked of blind impression (printing without ink, leaving just a depression into the paper). We printed his logo on 110# bright-white cotton paper and chose bright blue envelopes to match his logo.
Check out more about Bandwidth Pool here. Thanks Ben!
Recently we worked with Aubrey at Bride Meets Wedding (a great local resource for engaged couples) on some custom letterpress coasters. She was heading to the Corridor Women Entrepreneur Showcase in Iowa City and wanted to have these as a little takeaway from her booth.
Custom coasters are available in 3.5″ or 4″ square or round. We opted for the 4″ round coasters, with a warm gray to match her branding.
Macy Marie Photography captured a few of these little guys out in the wild at the event. I love the mint ribbon Aubrey added to the coasters!