Sunday, January 28, 2007

yellow dogwoods

A colorful day of is one of the wedding invitations I printed this afternoon. I'm trying some new designs, and I like the combination of flower and ink for this set. I have some more images to post but my camera battery just konked out. I'll be sure to shoot some tomorrow. :)

Monday, January 22, 2007


This past weekend was pretty much all about business cards and personal stationery. I spent this morning trimming, and will sort and pack them after lunch. I always underestimate how much time this last stage today I have the whole afternoon set aside.

Friday, January 19, 2007

orchids in coral

I've been working on an orchid save-the-date and wedding invitation these past few days. The wedding is set to take place in Hawaii and designing it has been a most welcome diversion from the icy weather of January. Here is a similar look from an invitation I printed last spring.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

yellow pear

A set of custom notecards, one of the projects printed this weekend.

Monday, January 15, 2007

dinner and dancing to follow

This could've been the tagline to my weekend of printing. I'm really happy that *basically* everything got finished. I have a few loose ends to tie up tonight and tomorrow, but otherwise all is packed up and ready to be delivered.

And I love this cherry blossom invitation. The bride and groom are both artists and chose a modern graphic with a very ornate script font, printed in smokey blue and chocolate brown. A delight to work on!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

this weekend

Another personal notecard design by Arianna of The Petrol Club, so pretty. This weekend's press schedule is a bit tight. It's not ideal having so many deadlines converge, but sometimes I secretly love get buried with work like this. Like the feeling you get when a huge snowstorm is coming and you're excited to get stuck inside. Most of the last three days has been spent organizing the shipments for plates and paper, so hopefully all my bases are covered. I'll be photographing everything and will post my progress.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

handbook of gestures

This past week was spent printing, trimming and scoring a large book project designed by the fine folks at Catalone Design Co. and illustrated by Dwight Allott. It was a 2-color project which required some complicated registration, and was a wonderful piece to produce. Catalone is binding this book in-house, and has promised to send me a finished copy. I'll be sure to post some pictures when they do, I can't wait to see the final result.

Friday, January 05, 2007

a word on scoring

A lot of radio silence on the blog this week as I was immersed in a large book project. It was a two-color job with 8 different layouts, so it required quite a bit of press time and kept me very occupied. Most of yesterday was spent scoring the pages, so I thought I'd share a bit about that process today.

When folding any kind of card stock, your need to create what's called a score to produce a clean fold (see second photo). Some papers are more rigid than others, so it's important to know the grain direction of your paper in order to determine which way will produce a better fold. I'll explain more about this very fun project after it is delivered. :)

Monday, January 01, 2007

opportunity knocks

I thought it would be nice to start off the new year with some neighborhood shots since I took a little printing break over the holidays. The waterfront park here in dumbo hosts regular art installations, and this latest one features a small village made entirely of doors. I totally love it. And while I had my camera out, I had to capture some of the beautiful winter berries scattered along the river. So pretty even past their prime.

I'm really excited to be starting the new year. I have a number of wedding invitation projects lined up for January and February, and I'll be kicking off my limited edition series next month. I hope to get better at keeping the blog updated and taking pictures of every project I work on. Here's to 2007!