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Jeff Brink Business Cards

Monday April 23, 2012

The architectural lines are letter-pressed to provide a both impression and elevation within the soft cotton stock. Production included offsetting pms 2965 on179# Cranes Crest, the architectural lines were letter-pressed in pms 2965 and followed up with a foil pass in matte silver. The flip side of the card was letterpress in pms 2965 and pms 877 with a final treatment of silver gilding.

Eddie Bauer Bookmark

Tuesday March 6, 2012

To create a nice heavy sheet that could standup to letterpress and foiling without bruising we duplexed 120# Eames Painting Cover to 80# Classic Crest canyon brown cover. The Eddie Bauer logo was foiled with clear foil and the copy side was letter-pressed in a custom brown to match the canyon brown stock, followed up with die-cutting the bookmark was then carefully hand assembled with custom orange eyelets and leather cord.

Patrick Kehoe, Still and Motion Pictures

Friday February 17, 2012

Still and motion photographer Patrick Kehoe recently contacted Evolution Press for some fine letterpress business cards and after meeting with Patrick and learning that he was also a storyteller who produces short narrative documentaries, so we ended up filming his cards running on press. Apart from being a pleasure to work with, Patrick has a true sense for his craft impressing us with his keen eye and editing style — and hey now he has some sweet cards to boot!.

Check it out: http://vimeo.com/30472107

Binary Anvil Business Card

Monday January 16, 2012

Foil stamping is an impressive way to obtain striking opacity on colored paper. Using 200lb thick black vellum stock, the red was foiled first as a solid circle. On the next pass, the black image was foiled exactly on top to build the logo image. Precision press work is required when layering colors like this, and when done well, the end result is seamlessly striking.

Turnstyle Identity

Monday November 7, 2011

Sophisticated thoughtful design enabled Turnstyle to deliver a sharp new Identity.

On the Business Card the logo side is foiled with gloss black foil and the contact info side letter-pressed black and red. The final treatment was gold leaf gilded edges, all on 236# Reich Savoy, oh yes these cards feel good in the hand!.

Also featured are the #10 envelopes, letterpress address block and foil logo with a custom die-cut flap on Eames Painting Vellum White Text.

http://www.turnstylestudio.com/

Jamie Joseph Custom Packaging

Tuesday September 6, 2011

This beautifully elegant packaging project -custom designed and custom made for Jamie Joseph jewelry- incorporates Foil stamping, registered emboss, die cutting, and final assembly. Combining foil with registered emboss gives the splash of gold incredible visual impact, as it rises up from the page. In contrast with the visual effect often achieved through engraving, the foil/registered emboss process gives a greater deboss on the other side of the sheet. Classic, elegant, and unique.

Executed using Mohawk Superfine Eggshell Cover, a durable,attractive, and pleasant sheet to work with.

Evolution Press Coaster Project

Friday September 2, 2011

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A personal project of ours, this 4 Coaster Set with custom packaging was designed, printed, and assembled in house. Inspired by historical printer’s marks and bookplates, the Evolution Press coasters were done in a limited edition run, and were being given away at our Annual Picnic this year. The entirety was produced on Reich Paper, aside from the brown coaster backing.

The coasters were letterpress printed on double thick paper, which we duplexed in house, to give them that luxurious yet durable look and feel. Custom packaging is something we love working on, and so this was an exceptionally satisfying project for us to work on.

Evolution Press Picnic, August 2011

Thursday August 11, 2011

We here at Evolution Press like to celebrate warm summer days when we can – which isn’t often in Seattle. Last week, we threw a Company/Client picnic, featuring catering by Skillet Street Food and Parfait Organic Ice Cream. The weather was amazing, the food was delicious, and it was truly a treat to take some time out to spend with our much-appreciated clients and friends.

We had West Coast Paper, Neenah Paper and Reich Paper representatives join us, with swatch books on hand.

In the shop, we had on display a collection of archival linocut posters from the Annual SVC Steamroller Print Exhibit. The 10th annual Wayzgoose is coming up on SAT. AUGUST 27, 2011 from 1–6 PM at the School of Visual Concepts, and is not to be missed.Free and open to the public.

Bunny Hang Tags

Thursday August 11, 2011

These adorable paper bunny hang tags came to us via Amy Redmond. They were produced for Kata Golda, an artist who works primarily producing hand sewn felted children’s toys, books, and accessories. The use of letterpress and 100% cotton paper fit perfectly with Kata’s aesthetic, which features handcrafted detail and craftsmanship. The bunnies were first letterpress printed on 236# cotton Reich Paper and then die cut into the whimsical bunny shape. They are two-sided and feature a hole at the top of the bunny ear, which was created with the die cut press pass. This hole will be used to pass ribbon or twine through. This piece went through 3 passes total. Post print production, these bunnies were clothed in felt, and hand sewn with an initial on the front by Kata Golda.

Robert Bennett Business Card

Friday July 29, 2011

Robert Bennett’s business card utilized a variety of print methods. The bold U, which takes center stage on the card, is die cut out, creating not only an iconic logo, but a useful tool; the business card can now be used as a bookmark. Printed on Eames Natural White Cover, with letterpress printing on one side and offset printing on the other, we think these business cards are sturdy, useful, and most importantly, memorable.