Friday, July 29, 2011

Katie LOVES Stationery

You'll have to excuse the poor quality cell phone photos but I'm too excited to wait till I get home and have a proper camera.

Earlier this month I placed an order for calling cards with the incredibly talented Evan Calkins of Hoban Press for this blog.  I knew I would love them for the mere fact that they're a beautifully clean letterpress, but more than that they indulge my love tom-foolerygeekery. The cards are printed 110 pound Crane Lettra stock using a 1902 Chandler and Price Letterpress.

My new cards hanging out with my desk calendar.
What blows me away was the incredible turn-around time Evan offered.  A short 15 business days after I placed my order I have the cards in my greedy (and slightly stubular) hands.  This is on par to the larger letterpress companies that have multiple presses and a large staff of designers manning them (and Hoban Press costs a fraction of the price!).

I work with letterpress companies almost every day in the bridal stationery business and though I could go through a multitude of albums with a discount I'm so happy I used Hoban Press instead.  The QR code gives these cards such a visual impact.

Knowing my friends as I do I did make one slight modification (forgive me Hoban Press!) and that was to do a very quick off set print of the url on the back of the card.  What can I say, some folks aren't early adapters and wouldn't know what to do with a QR Code if I held their hand through it!

I hated having to deface them, but it's the cost of "cutting edge." ;)
Hoban Press offers a wide variety of letterpress calling cards, you can order through the website here or on the Hoban Press Etsy page.

1 comment:

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