Wednesday, January 16, 2008

First cards

Front and back.
Front and back.

I wrote a long post in the first couple of days that I had the press, but that still needs work, so for now... here's what I've been up to!

Two card designs are printed. The first uses versions of the floral plate that I used on my wedding invites, in both blind deboss and teal. The second is one of my fiancee's designs, printed in a luminous lime green (looks more yellow here).
I'm blown away by the difference in quality to the Adana. And it's so much easier. And cleanup time is still 10-15 minutes. I get even impression every time, and each print looks just like the one before. No test prints necessary, just ink up and print away! Getting Collie was the best decision I made in '07.

I was so excited to print the yellow flower dude, that I didn't realise I printed the cards backwards - opening from left to right. My fiancee calls this the left-handed person's greeting card! So although I'm happy with the quality, I'm not happy to sell these as they are. I'll do a proper run for my etsy shop, which I plan to open in the coming weeks.

So, I have a few copies of the yellow flower dude card to give away! If you're interested in a free card, let me know in the comments. Because I'm not sure how to receive international payments for postage costs at this stage, I'll be shipping these free of charge. Free free free.

So the etsy shop is in the works, but in the meantime, if you see any designs on my blog that you'd like to purchase, shoot me a comment and I'll see what I can do.


Albertine Press said...

Congratulations! It's so exciting to see the new press up and running, isn't it? Listen, if you have one to spare, I would adore one of your first runs...

Happy printing!

Shelley @ Albertine Press

who is this gal? said...

Gosh, what a difference! Almost makes me want to search for a platen jobber myself. Oh no. And I would love, love one of your cards - that green/yellow character looks so cute! Let me know where to give you my address...thank you! Can't wait to see the work up close :)

Kim said...

Ohh! I would love a "left-handed person's greeting card"! How do I go about sending you my address? I could email it to you? my email is kim421 at :-D Thanks so much! I'm a new visitor to your blog and I love reading your posts! Very inspiring, esp since I just got my hands on an adana eight-five of my own. congrats on the new press, the new cards look great! ^_^

may day studio said...

OH, these are too cute! I've been meaning to write and congratulate you on the big 'un. I'll bet that she'll still give you a little trouble--but nothing like the Adana. So, big congrats! And I'd love to have one of your sweet little cards, if you wouldn't mind sending to the US. I promise to send you a little something in return...


Poppy Letterpress said...

What a lovely response to wake up to this morning!

If you can all email me your names and postal addresses to weez [at] marblegravy [dot] com then I can send them straight away :) And yes Kelly, free to the US too!

Poppy Letterpress said...

Thanks to everyone who's emailed me their address. I'm now out of cards!

Poppy Letterpress said...

Oh, Shelly and Kelly, I still have yours set aside!

Batch No. said...

love your cards they are so cute.
Have just popped a post on my blog about them.
Can't wait to see your net designs.

Tara said...

Exciting for you! I found your blog off of "i love letterpress" and love your designs! I have a retail stationery shop in Ithaca, NY and we carry many great letterpress lines. I am an artist by trade and miss playing on those presses! Do you have any samples left? If not keep me posted on your "retail" sales and when you ready for some US shops!