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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

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This project's funding goal was not reached on March 9, 2013.

A set of rather fab hand-crafted letterpress cards to spread the love fashionably. For friends, lovers and ever so up to date aunts.

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!)

Test print
Test print
Card One
Card One
Card Two
Card Two
Card Three
Card Three
Card Four
Card Four
Card Five - we know that you know this but you need a QR reader for this one. Psst...guess the secret message, or scroll down to the bottom for the link....*
Card Five - we know that you know this but you need a QR reader for this one. Psst...guess the secret message, or scroll down to the bottom for the link....*

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:

POSTCARD REWARDS

Here is the postcard for Reward #2:

And here is the postcard for Reward#4 and Reward#5:


WALLPAPER

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!

Useful-ish details

  • 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

#thankyou!!

VERY MUCH!

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.

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Rewards

  • You selected
    £1 reward

    0 backers

    Thank you very much! Every £1 helps us get closer to our goal. Everyone gets a 'hello tweetie' phone wallpaper...we feel it's important to have a gadget that's pleased to see you!

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    £10 reward

    2 backers Limited (13 left of 15)

    REWARD #1 THREE letterpress greeting cards with matching envelopes (you'll receive the 'you're my favourite', #missingyou and 'meet me tweetie' cards) . PLUS a 'hello tweetie' wallpaper emailed to you for your phone (iphone or android). Cost INCLUDES shipping within the UK

    Estimated delivery:
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  • You selected
    £10 reward

    0 backers Limited (50 left of 50)

    U.S BACKER SPECIAL. We'll pay for postage to the USA. You'll get THREE letterpress greeting cards with matching envelopes (the 'you're my favourite', #missingyou and 'meet me tweetie' cards) . PLUS a 'hello tweetie' wallpaper emailed to you for your phone (iphone or android). But no charges for stamps!

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    £15 reward

    6 backers

    REWARD #2 Five letterpress greeting cards - one of each design. Comes with matching envelopes, beautifully wrapped and banded. PLUS a 'hello tweetie' wallpaper emailed to you for your phone (iphone or android).Cost INCLUDES shipping within the UK

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    £25 reward

    8 backers Limited (22 left of 30)

    REWARD #3 A beautiful box set of TEN letterpress greeting cards - two cards of each design, each with matching envelopes. The box is made from recycled board bound with a letterpress band. Makes a great gift for a favourite friend or for your stationery stash. PLUS a 'hello tweetie' wallpaper emailed to you for your phone (iphone or android). Cost INCLUDES shipping within the UK

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    £30 reward

    2 backers

    REWARD #4 A beautiful BOX SET of TEN letterpress greeting cards - two cards of each design, each with matching envelopes. The box is made from recycled board bound with a stylish letterpress band. PLUS FIVE 'you have a new message' postcards. PLUS a 'hello tweetie' wallpaper emailed to you for your phone (iphone or android). Cost INCLUDES shipping within the UK

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    £40 reward

    8 backers

    REWARD #5 A beautiful BOX SET of TEN letterpress greeting cards - two cards of each design, each with matching envelopes. PLUS FIVE 'you have a new message' postcards. PLUS a REFILL pack of 10 cards for your box, when you've spread the love a lot and need more. PLUS a 'hello tweetie' wallpaper emailed to you for your phone (iphone or android). Cost INCLUDES shipping within the UK

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

- (30 days)