Letterpressed cards from Workhorse Printmakers!
The first time I saw a letterpressed card, I knew my next set had to be special. To be honest, they’re pretty expensive, and I cheaped out by trying to have them done inexpensively. That’s a bit of a major confession, considering that I spend a lot of my time convincing brides that investing in their photography is essential, and they’ll get what they pay for if they skimp on this important aspect of their wedding. Well, it turns out I was right – I tried 2 different places who were offering cheap letterpress work, and I got what I paid for. I was then introduced to John and Jennifer of Workhorse Printmakers, and I was certain that they could do exactly what I wanted.
They even invited me over to their press and I got to take a few pictures of the process. The cards aren’t cheap, but watching the process, I completely understood why. There’s the mixing of the ink, cutting the paper, then setting up the press – and in my case, there were 3 separate dies involved, and 3 separate manual, hand-feeds, and 3 drying times. It’s an incredible amount of work, and I was amazed at the level of attention to detail John and Jennifer paid to my little project. I’m completely delighted with the final product – I think it’s a great way to show a prospect from the first time we meet how important quality work is to me.