Here at Boxcar Press, we (along with Smock + Bella Figura) are nearing our 10,000th job – and we want to celebrate with you! In honor of this milestone, we’re hosting a contest on Facebook, and it’s really easy to enter. Just visit our Facebook page, ‘like’ us, and comment on our post – give your guess for when the 10,000th job will come in, and the closest guess will win the choice of $100 off their next custom printing order, or $100 to spend on amazing eco stationery good from Smock!
Today we had the pleasure of welcoming Byrd & Bleecker to our very own printshop! They were treated to a premium tour by Cathy and surprise gift coasters to be letterpress printed and diecut right before their eyes. We all share the letterpress love! Here is a picture of the die about to make contact with the printed sheet and deliver the piece cut out. What a fun time showing these fine folks around.
by Carrie Valenzuela, letterpress printer. 2:11 p.m.
Jeff is putting the second pass down on this card. Each color requires a separate pass through the letterpress (in this case, good ole Heidelberg Windmill 10 x 15) and a plate with only that color on it (“photo-polymer letterpress plate” to be technical).
by Carrie Valenzuela, letterpress printer. 12:30 p.m.
So spacious, so bright, so urban grit! This is where our client coordinators, designers, Harold, Debbie and Adriana work. The high ceilings and brick make it feel like a cave while the vivid colors and paper streamers bring a party vibe. Hence, the office is a party-cave!
by Carrie Valenzuela, letterpress printer. 3:56 p.m.
What a treat it was to work on this one-off letterpress wedding vow keepsake. Letterpress printed on thick cotton paper in Black and Metallic Gold inks, its a very creative way to remember the true meaning of that special day. This was designed by the bride, Allison Sall proving that we have the most artistic and creative clients.
Inks: (BlackU, 871U), Paper (Crane Lettra 220#C Pearl White)
by Kein Trease, Client Coordinator.
Letterpress printer Mike has a special attachment to Bella Figura’s Charmed NY design! If you could hear the man speak you’d know that’s his hometown. Viva New York!
by Carrie Valenzuela, letterpress printer. 2:13 p.m.