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IT House business cards

I've seen quite a bit of business cards over the years. Once in a while, a unique design will stop me in my tracks. When I open a file, I can typically see how to print the design right away. IT House's design made me pause which I hope will happen when someone receives this business card.

There's a play with texture. We create two versions in case the knockout of the letterpress didn't know and we pressed lines and the squares creating a design you can almost touch when you see it. To help the blind design pop, we added a touch of transparent ink. We foil stamped the information and mounted two sheets of Colorplan 130# for an extra luxe card.

What's been going on at the Haus?

Sorry for the lack of updates, things have been busy around here!

Aside from our usual printing, we have been trying out new techniques and processes in conjunction with letterpress to create even more unique projects.

Here are some progress pictures of different projects we had going on in the past few weeks:

Here's a letterpress + foil 2015 calendar by Oakland based designer  Chelsey Dyer . It was fun working with her, be sure to grab a calendar before they're all gone! The only problem is, which color will you choose? Decisions, decisions...

Here's a letterpress + foil 2015 calendar by Oakland based designer Chelsey Dyer. It was fun working with her, be sure to grab a calendar before they're all gone! The only problem is, which color will you choose? Decisions, decisions...

First layer for  Jonathan Finn Gamino 

First layer for Jonathan Finn Gamino 

Completed card with rounded corners! One of the most graphic cards we've done so far :) 

Completed card with rounded corners! One of the most graphic cards we've done so far :) 

Indigo watercolor tests for  Savannah Farris-Gilbert

Indigo watercolor tests for Savannah Farris-Gilbert

Full indigo washes on the back of Savannah's card. Each one is unique!

Full indigo washes on the back of Savannah's card. Each one is unique!

Square business cards for  Satchel , a handbags and leather goods studio + store based in Georgia. Gold foil on one side and mounted on digital on the other. This card has been mounted to allow the 2 different processes to work together- it also gives a different color to each side of the card. Logo design by  Greta Ackerman

Square business cards for Satchel, a handbags and leather goods studio + store based in Georgia. Gold foil on one side and mounted on digital on the other. This card has been mounted to allow the 2 different processes to work together- it also gives a different color to each side of the card. Logo design by Greta Ackerman

More foil! New update for  Montaag , a very talented design studio based in Berkeley.

More foil! New update for Montaag, a very talented design studio based in Berkeley.

Color matching is a true test for the eyes. Mixing up some ink for  Urban Palate 's cards

Color matching is a true test for the eyes. Mixing up some ink for Urban Palate's cards

Letterpress cards for  Nuhr Studio , a production company based in Los Angeles who create short branded films with an emphasis on intimate details and the creative process. Definitely check out their work!

Letterpress cards for Nuhr Studio, a production company based in Los Angeles who create short branded films with an emphasis on intimate details and the creative process. Definitely check out their work!

This is just a small sampling of the work that's been going on at Presshaus! Stay tuned for more updates soon.

new year, new cards

2012

• married my number one fan who believes in me the most

• started to build the upper level of the haus

• launched Presshaus LA + featured in the Vandercook 100 book and on Emma Dime's lovely lady

• witnessed 4 weddings was even a bridesmaid in one of them

• adopted our dog Bagel

2013

• finish the haus

• grow Presshaus LA with more prints, more challenges and new friends

• create an in-house line of cards and paper goods

• cook more (I hardly did any this past year) and plant more. With the house almost done, there'll be lots of landscaping to work on.

• love more. work on being there for my husband and for family.