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Letterpress printing brings handmade, elegant simplicity to wedding invitations, baby announcements, holiday photo cards and more. Page Stationery is a special division within Worth Higgins & Associates that is solely dedicated to letterpress printing and the high-quality image that has distinguished this type of printing since the 15th century. Learn more at the Page Stationery website.

FINE STATIONERY AND OTHER GOODS

PAPERS

  • Wedding and special event invitations
  • Birth announcements
  • Party invitations
  • Holiday photo cards
  • Personalized stationery
  • Boxed notes and gifts
  • Business cards
  • Coasters

www.pagestationery.com

Page Stationery stocks Arturo Fine Stationery paper, a 600 gram mould made, acid free, chlorine free sheet. Created in Italy by Cartiere Magnani, Arturo papers have a soft, luxurious feel made possible by Magnani's proprietary "corona" felt.

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LETTERPRESS DESIGN TIPS

  • Plan 10-12 business days from receipt of final files for delivery of a letterpress job.
  • Design with only one or two ink colors for economy.
  • Design images to be printed as 100% solids (no screens.) For a lighter value, use a second, lighter ink color instead of a screen.
  • Avoid printing light ink on dark paper.
  • Use Pantone uncoated solid colors only. The colors in your document should correspond to the ink colors in the finished piece.
  • Create rule lines that are .25 point or thicker.
  • Spec type that is no smaller than 6pt.
  • Choose 12 pt. type or larger for reverses to avoid plugging.
  • Add a small stroke to reverse type to compensate for letterpress ink gain.
  • Consider that large solid areas (larger than ½”) can cause paper buckling, especially on a thinner, machine-made stock.
  • Print on the flap or the face of envelope. For any position other than a return address, please consult us.
  • Draw the envelope outline and flap in black in the document and then place the printed image.
  • Understand that solid areas and type printed in the same PMS color may have to be produced in two separate passes to give the text a deep impression and the solid sufficient inking.
  • Be aware that the depth of impression may appear less noticeable on large letterpress solids than on line work.
  • Consult with us about maximum sheet size if you're printing a piece larger than 6x8.
  • We can accommodate a sheet size of 9x13, but the design/layout may affect pricing. There is no minimum size.
  • Submit EPS files with type outlined or PDF files.
  • Include a press-ready PDF with your files to use as a proof.
  • Use vector images (from Illustrator or freehand.)

Follow these file prep tips:

  • Illustrator:
    • outline the type
    • save the layout as a new file name
    • imbed all linked images
  • InDesign:
    • gather all the files using the file>packagefeature
    • file format: INDD or exported PDF
  • Photoshop:
    • use Photoshop for imagery only
    • provide bitmap images at 1200 dpi
    • file format: tiff with lzw compression for raster images use a 1200 dpi bitmap avoid grayscale color mode for images
  • Indicate final trim size with a 1 pt., 100% black border.
  • Indicate “die cut” with a 1 pt., 100% magenta line.
  • Indicate “score” with a 1 pt., 100% cyan line.
  • Extend artwork at least 1/16” past the trim for bleeds.