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Joel Kimmel business card

You know what one of the perks is to owning your own letterpress business? Being able to print sweet, over the top business cards for yourself, that’s what! The other half of the Papillon Press team, illustrator Joel Kimmel, needed a business card to attend a conference so of course he designed and printed a fancy one, featuring his own illustrations and big, bold type.

 Specs: Design Joel Kimmel | Paper Crane Lettra, 600 gsm, flo white | Size 3.5×2″ | Ink Colour Turquoise & PMS Black


La Closette business card

We took a little time off in the past few weeks to roadtrip in the Pacific Northwest and to attend ICON, but we’re back now and ready to work! We’re continuing to dig back through the archives to post work did during the year. 

We don’t get a lot of call for die-cuts, so we were glad this business card came in from La Closette which allowed us to flex our die-cutting muscles. Printed in a full flood of black on the front of the cards and black on the back, it’s keeping it simple. Throw in a round die-cut and it gives it that extra dimension needed to make a really stunning, classic business card.

Printed on Crane Lettra, pearl white, 600 gsm, 2.5″ in diameter in PMS Black.


Business card – Jonathan Bartlett

We were positively thrilled when we received the design files for this business card from friend and illustrator Jonathan Bartlett. We are big fans of his illustrations and the chance to print this illustrated beauty was such a treat. We did a bit of an overprint, taking advantage of the opacity of gold letterpress ink and printing it over the black in the vines. Registration was tight between the two colours but we can handle it and are very happy with how it turned out.

If you haven’t heard of JB yet, you will now that his beautiful illustrations are painted all over Ralph Lauren’s Supply and Demand Soho outlet in NYC. The Ralph Lauren brand is celebrating JB’s art and donating proceeds from the sales of the t-shirts he has designed to the School of Visual Arts MFA Illustration program. We love it! Read more about it here.

Printed on Crane Lettra, ecru white, 300 gsm in Gold and Black inks

Jonathan Bartlett mural in Soho, NYC for Ralph Lauren. Photo by Read McKendree

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