Our work here at ANCORA Letterpress all has one thing in common – beauty. We believe that our work stands out because of our passion and dedication to both the process and the end result. Here are a few examples of recent projects, with a bit of background to give you an idea of what goes into a final piece.
PEPS MOM’S WEEKEND COASTERS
This group wanted a logo and coaster to commemorate their Annual weekend away in the woods. ANCORA put together a simple yet cohesive design that would work well alone -which they used on a t shirt- and on a circular coaster. The feel was to be rustic and utilitarian, so we chose a blotter board coaster paper. This type of paper is inexpensive, but does the job. It doesn’t hold an incredibly deep impression like a cotton paper would, but for the end use, that would not have been the right choice.
CASCADIA APIARY SUPPLY BUSINESS CARDS
A beekeeping business, Cascadia Apiary Supply, needed an image and card that would stand out and work as contact information. We began by creating a drawing of a bee, which was then turned into a hand carved linoleum cut. Once the print was made, we scanned that image, shrunk it down, and turned it into a photopolymer plate, which is the type of plate we use for letterpress. The backside of the piece is contact information for the Company. The paper we chose is a smooth, heavy cotton paper in a Natural White tone. A textured paper would not have been a good choice, as the bee image would not have printed with crisp lines. The end piece fits perfectly into a matching A2 size envelope for mailings.
After sitting down with the bride and reviewing the wedding theme and place, we came up with this romantic and enduring design. This took a few revisions before finalizing. The bride chose 100% cotton paper in an off white color. The paper choice allowed us to make a nice impression into the paper. Matching envelopes had a handmade brown envelope liner, as a way to incorporate another wedding color into the invitations.
These luxurious notecards were printed on 220# double thick cotton paper, sized to fit into a matching A2 envelope. The typeface chosen by the client fit the elegant look she was looking for.