A set of rather fab hand-crafted letterpress cards to spread the love fashionably. For friends, lovers and ever so up to date aunts. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on March 9, 2013.
About this project
Still saying it with flowers? Actually we love the old ways too and are particularly partial to a tulip. And yes, we secretly wish someone would occasionally send us a telegram (what's that?!) instead of a text. But what we really REALLY love is combining the old with the new.
A brand new series of letterpress cards for the thoroughly modern and very up-to-date... erm, like you! It takes the way we say it now on to letterpress - one of the oldest and most beautiful print forms in the world.
Letterpress is a printing craft that requires immense skill and precision. It gives the finished goods a look and feel you just can't achieve with conventional print. The cards are printed on beautiful paper stock, feel beautiful, look beautiful, ARE beautiful! And they're going to make the partner/mate/mum/lover/aunt you send them to feel super-special. And make you look pretty good too (bonus reward).
HERE THEY ARE
(please bear in mind that these are just digital pdfs and not representative of the finished letterpress result which is rich, textured, tactile. We've done a test print to try and convey it, but it doesn't really do it justice at all compared to the real thing!)
The cards are sold in singles and as a series and there's also a very special BOX SET.
THE BOX SET
Contains TEN letterpress cards (two of each design). The box is made from recycled board and bound with a letterpress printed band. Makes a perfect gift or an excellent addition to your stationery-stash/kitchen drawer to grab and send when the occasion demands it.
Here's a digital prototype of the box and band front:
Here is the postcard for Reward #2:
And here is the postcard for Reward#4 and Reward#5:
Here's the wallpaper that we'll email to you for your phone. We feel it's important to have a gadget that's pleased to see you!
- The cards are A6 size, measuring 148 x 105mm (5.82 x 4.13 inches)
- Each card comes with a brightly coloured matching envelope
- Printed on cotton-rich stock. The card is tactile, feels lovely, looks great
- Blank inside so you can say it your way
WHY WE'D LOVE YOU'RE SUPPORT
We are two good friends just about to start a letterpress company together. Here's our brand new website just launched: RinkyDink Ink This is our first proper project, so we're hoping you'll help us kick it off. We're a new company but not novices, so your product is in good hands. Kevin is a trained and experienced printer and really knows his craft. Sonia is an experienced producer and head of splendidness, she also helps creative people do what they love.
We hope you like the cards! And if you do that you'll tell you friends about the project. We're old fashioned and very well mannered and say thank you. Very much. Actually no, we say
ps. Here's the secret QR message.
Risks and challenges
We feel pretty set to go. The designs are complete, the plates are ordered, we've chosen the paperstocks and the Heidelberg press is oiled and ready. So we expect to be able to send out your cards within 3 weeks of being funded (if we're successful!!). However it's a handmade process on an old press and things can always go wrong, parts wear out, etc. In the unlikely event of this happening we'll keep you posted.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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