Marvelous photographer, Michelle Jonne designed her own business cards, then collaborated with me on the finished product. Black gloss foil on super-thick black Museum Mount over-sized cards are edged with a gorgeous salmon-y-coral paint. Fabulous in any language!
Posts Tagged ‘Business cards for wedding photographers’
Posted in Black Business Cards with Foil Stamping, Business Cards & Stationery, Business Cards for Photographers, tagged Black Business Cards, Business cards for wedding photographers, Couture Business Cards, Edge Painting on Business Cards on September 12, 2013 | 1 Comment »
Randy Borges’ Gorgeous Letterpress Business Cards Designed by Flosites & Produced by Studio Z Mendocino
Posted in Business Cards & Stationery, Business Cards for Photographers, Business Cards with Edge Painting, Letterpress Printing, tagged 600 gsm Cranes Lettra Paper, Business Cards, Business cards for wedding photographers, Edge Painting on Business Cards, Letterpress Business Cards on August 9, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Miami photographer Randy Borges had his fabulous new branding package, including these business cards, designed by Ross Tanner at Flosites, and came to Studio Z Mendocino to have them letterpress printed. Rhea Rynearson printed them in black ink and then they were edge painted, also in black. There is simply nothing like the deep impression of letterpress printing on a super-thick card, combined with really fine design, of course, to make a splash whenever you hand someone your business card. The little flash of black along the edge adds that extra I-don’t-know-what that takes them completely over the top and stops people in their tracks. Randy was a joy to work with, as is Ross, always, and if you go to Randy’s new website, also produced by Flosites, you will see his beautiful photography, which, I think you will agree, deserves this kind of presentation.
Posted in Black Business Cards with Foil Stamping, Business Cards for Sports Agents, Business Cards with Edge Painting, Uncategorized, tagged Business cards for wedding photographers, Edge Painting on Business Cards, Graphic Design, Letterpress Business Cards, Silver Foil on Black Business Cards on January 3, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
ProTalent Sports Group’s Sean Bertrand came to Studio Z Mendocino almost a year ago, inquiring about our deluxe, super-thick black business cards. Christopher and Sean work with big league baseball teams internationally, matchmaking players and teams, and they wanted a card that really stood out from the pack. Sean, having seen someone’s card we did knew down to his knees that we were the right printers to do their cards. There was, however, a small snafu.
They had had a designer working on the cards but somehow something had fallen between the cracks and the design firm was no longer in business. They had a sort of half-done idea but needed it completed and made into a file I could use as a letterpress printer. No Problem! I redid the design using some of the original elements (the shields), changing up the typeface, and laying out the backs. All of this took some negotiating and time, but, by and by, we did arrive at THE design everyone agreed was IT.
Then, Sean did not want the super-super thick cards we are used to doing. He wanted cards that were about half as thick as our Museum Mount paper. So, a quest ensued, which also took a bit of doing but was very instructive for me and allowed me to find a thinner paper (also less expensive) that we like to work with. Eventually we did find a thickness and quality that everyone agreed was IT. To make the edge painting really do what it’s intended to do, paper needs to have some heft so the edges are not lost. This paper lets the edge painting shine without taking up major space in pocket or wallet (or chewing tobacco pouch).
In the final analysis, these amazing business cards were worth the time and challenges that brought them into existence. Their impact cannot be measured nor can it be denied. They are certifiably Awesome, with three gleaming foils and green edges that evoke baseball fields and dreams, substantial paper with just the right heft, deep impression, and a moxie-filled attitude.
Thanks, Sean, for coming to Studio Z and for being an awesome player agent. The whole process was made fun by working with you on this project that came out so very beautifully.
Posted in Business Cards & Stationery, Business Cards for Photographers, Uncategorized, tagged Business cards for wedding photographers, Holographic foil on business cards, Letterpress Business Cards on December 16, 2012 | 1 Comment »
Shelley Deneau, a photographer from Chesapeake, Virginia, found Studio Z Mendocino online, fell in love with a few things she found on this blog, and called me. She already had a logo, which she emailed to me and my brain immediately set to work on what would make it sing even more than it did in its original form, blue and brown inks. Shelley was incredibly eager to play, so when i suggested using a blue-green Holorgraphic foil for the sea gulls and the type of her name, she was intrigued enough to want to know more. I sent her some samples in the mail and she took a deep breath and said, “nnnnnYES!”
She also did not want the cards to be as thick as our usual 600 gram Lettra, so instead we opted for Lettra that’s half as thick, but still has the gorgeous fluff and texture. This was our outcome, and they are so amazing. It’s hard to capture in one shot the “dance” of light as the angle or intensity changes, bringing even more liveliness to the marvelous artwork.
- Shelley Deneau Business Cards
- Shelley was so easy to work with, and so fun, that it feels like I have a new-found friend back East. I am totally crazy about how these cards came out and so, I understand, is Shelley. Here is what she wrote to me when the parcel arrived: “OMG!!!!! I absolutely love them! I love the seagulls changing color with the tilt! You are incredible! The best! Thank you! ~Shelley”
- Now THAT was a great email to wake up to. Thank YOU Shelley, for entrusting this key piece of your business to us. We love to make you happy! It makes US happy!!
Bob and Dawn Davis Photography and Design — Letterpress, Die Cut Business Cards from Studio Z Mendocino
Posted in Branding for Wedding Photographers, Business Cards & Stationery, Business Cards for Photographers, tagged 600 gsm Cranes Lettra Paper, Business cards for wedding photographers, Fabulous Letterpress!, Letterpress Business Cards on September 13, 2012 | 1 Comment »
Some of the most respected and talented, not to mention insanely good looking and darling, photographers and teachers in the industry, Bob and Dawn Davis had Studio Z Mendocino make up their latest iteration of business cards. The brand and design was already established but we needed to do some modifications on the design to make it really work as a letterpress piece of art — to make it swing and to make it sing…The backs, especially, needed an update, which, between Dawn and me, came out much nore interestingly than what they’d had before. It took a good deal of negotiation and trial and error to get to this place. Sometimes the limitations of letterpress printing are hard to understand, but having worked in this medium for over 35 years, it seems I can spot trouble coming and head it off at the pass. Sometimes it takes massive amounts of creativity to make a design really work, and sometimes it’s a cinch. This already beautiful branding just needed some fine tuning and the WoW factor swung into the stratosphere.
We printed them on super-lux, super-thick 600 gram Cranes Lettra in two colors, a smoky blue and a warm gray, then die cut them outside the front inside rule. Deep impression and beautiful materials and infinite skill and care made everyone so happy about these amazing business cards. Especially the adorably cute and talented couple who gets to pass them out!
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Gerald Carvalho’s Golden Mean Business Cards, Designed by Ross Tanner, Printed by Studio Z Mendocino
Posted in Branding for Wedding Photographers, Business Cards for Photographers, Business Cards with Edge Painting, Couture Letterpress Invitations, Letterpress Printing, tagged 600 gsm Cranes Lettra Paper, Business cards for wedding photographers, Edge Painting on Business Cards, Letterpress Business Cards, Letterpress Printing on August 3, 2012 | 2 Comments »
Super intensely talented photographer Gerald Carvalho did everything right. He hired Ross Tanner at Flosites to design his new brand. He hired Studio Z Mendocino to print them. A triple whammy of beauty-making folk. And now he says, “I love these cards so much that I hardly hand them over to any random people until I absolutely love them LOL :)”
The golden color of his iconic “G” logo on the front is echoed along the sides with identical golden (not metallic) edge painting. We used, of course, Cranes 600 gram Lettra for the thickest, richest “hand.” Deep impression and impeccable typography convey a sense of Gerald’s artistic skill and attention to detail. These photos alone bear out his talent.
Posted in Branding for Wedding Photographers, Business Cards & Stationery, Uncategorized, tagged 600 gsm Cranes Lettra Paper, Business cards for wedding photographers, Fabulous Letterpress!, Letterpress Business Cards on May 18, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
We’ve been getting questions about “reverse letterpress” lately and I wanted to show you this effect. Usually, images printed by letterpress are made by pressing a raised image (i.e.: type or a polymer plate) down into thick, fluffy paper. The surrounding background, then, is whatever color the paper is. With reverse letterpress, the background is inked and pressed onto the paper, and on the plate or die the type is a void, meaning the paper shows through as the type color on the printed piece, as you can see above. The example here is with the amazing wedding photographer Gavin Wade‘s fabulous oversize business card, the logo designed by Ross Tanner at Flosites: we mixed his new beigey-taupe color scheme as a Pantone color and reversed the plate so that we could ink it up and press it onto 600 gram Cranes Lettra. His chic logotype sticks up out of the background slightly because we have to use pressure to transfer the ink onto the fibrous paper.The effect is a tactile, luxurious take on an ancient technique that brings it all up to the moment.
It’s an interesting turn. The back of the card uses the opposite technique, the usual way letterpress is applied, with the letters pressed down into the paper…so there’s this sort of interactive little surprise when you turn the card over.
The advantage is, you can get your logo color custom mixed and printed on one side, which gives some extra verve to the presentation. It’s a little more expensive to accomplish. With cards this luxe, the impression you leave when you pass them out is incalculable.
Wedding Photographer Susan Stripling: Ultra Less-Is-More Business Cards and Stationery by Studio Z Mendocino
Posted in Branding for Wedding Photographers, Business Cards & Stationery, Business Cards for Photographers, Graphic Designers and Letterpress Printing, Letterpress Business Cards for International Photographers, Letterpress Stationery Wardrobe, Letterpress Thank You Notes, Script Cards, tagged 600 gsm Cranes Lettra Paper, Business cards for wedding photographers, Business Stationery, Couture Business Cards, Letterpress Business Cards, Letterpress Script Cards on May 11, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Susan Stripling is a wedding photographer whose astonishingly beautiful images, skill, inspired imagination and devotion to the craft have landed her in the midst of some of the most amazing nuptials ever. She just had Studio Z Mendocino do her new business cards and stationery. Susan has photographed weddings throughout the US, the Caribbean, South America, Finland, France, and the Bahamas. She’s been published in Inside Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Bride and Bloom, Modern Bride, The Knot, Professional Photographer Magazine, The New York Times Style section, Rangerfinder Magazine, Capture Magazine, Elegant Bride, in Trade Publications for Nikon USA, and Town and Country Weddings. Susan’s teaching career has developed as well; she has been seen at past Digital Wedding Forum conventions, gives private and group workshops throughout the USA, and has spoken at WPPI. Busy Susan, had Infinet Design devise her double-S monogram and we foil stamped it in gold onto her lux stationery wardrobe: business cards on very thickest Cranes Lettra 600 gram cover stock, and script cards in the same ultra-thick paper (think thank you notes, quick messages accompanying samples, etc., etc.) that fit into spectacular Cranes number ten envelopes with rather monumental square flaps. This is the blockbuster envelope we love to stuff:
Here is the script card:
Because it is foiled in a single color, with the monogram/logo on the front of the business card and only the website address on the back, overall costs were kept to a minimum, but the finished pieces carry all the gorgeousness and panache anyone could possibly desire.
Love By Serena: Letterpress Business Cards With Pearl Foil and Tiffany Blue Edge Painting — Baltimore Photographer Meets Studio Z Mendocino!
Posted in Branding for Wedding Photographers, Business Cards & Stationery, Business Cards for Photographers, Business Cards with Edge Painting, Letterpress Printing, tagged 600 gsm Cranes Lettra Paper, Branding, Business cards for wedding photographers, Edge Painting on Business Cards, Fabulous Letterpress!, Letterpress Business Cards, Letterpress Printing on February 24, 2012 | 4 Comments »
I’m hardly even going to say anything about these cards because Serena Severtson made such a complete and articulate blog post about branding as it relates to business cards this morning. I am just going to let that do all the talking: click HERE for her post.
These are photos Serena took of the beautiful letterpress business cards we made for her using her own design, and my suggestions and input about materials and other questions — a great collaboration. Pearl foil gleams up the dove, gray and Tiffany blue inks give the lowdown, and Tiffany blue edges finish them off with elan. They are smashing on super-thick 600 gram Cranes Lettra. Best of all, Serena LOVES them! Go see!
Wonderful to work with the very talented Serena to such a great result!
Posted in Black Business Cards with Foil Stamping, Business Cards & Stationery, Business Cards for Photographers, tagged Business Cards, Business cards for wedding photographers, Letterpress Business Cards, Letterpress Printing, Silver Foil on Black Business Cards on February 20, 2012 | 3 Comments »
Mike Tseng‘s fabulous new black-on-black business cards take “basic black” to a whole new level. Super-thick black museum mount in a slim rectanglular shape provides the foundation for the black gloss foil-stamped swirling background pattern designed by Flosites, and matte charcoal ink for his name. Though everything is subtle, it is also somehow extravagant and ravishing.
Mike says, “Thanks again for the cards, people are blown away when I give it to them!” Well, ahem, I told you that would happen, Mike. Blown away is always the reaction we go for. We love that.