Tuesday, March 25, 2014

notes jewellery packaging

Photography by www.yeshenvenema.com

Letterpress pillow boxes and wrap around for the lovely Emma at Notes Jewellery.
Printed letterpress on a off white board with a distinctive tactile feel and fibrous inclusions to give organic appearance and feel. I love the personalised tree pendants! To see more of Emma’s unique jewellery visit www.notesjewellery.co.uk
Beautiful product photography by the talented Yeshen, check out his work here

Saturday, March 22, 2014

My first fair this year at Churchfield House Great Harwood. Lots of lovely makers and looking forward to meeting new friends!
More information about who'll be selling at the event via the facebook event page
Hope to see you there! x
I've been doing a little volunteer design work behind the scenes at Churchfield House, an historic building left to the people of Great Harwood. An army of volunteers (including my parents) formed the Churchfield Trust and are working extremely hard to bring this building into the 21st century and to keep the legacy for future generations. You can read all about the history via the website and a recent article in Lancashire Life magazine where my dad gets a little mention in the “Jack's job list”. Darn it that's my ‘Dad’s to do list‘ put on the back burner for a while! What would you do without your dad eh!
I love Historic buildings and have seen too many during my 48 years fall into decay and feel its so important that the next generation gets stuck in to help in any way they can. With so many people feeling the squeeze during the recession Churchfield House we feel is the perfect venue for a small wedding or function, the rooms are beauiful and there's such a welcoming ambiance that makes you feel so at home. Vintage weddings are so on trend so perfect for the DIY bride too, Downton Abbey on a small scale I'd say. Who wouldn't like to feel like Lady Mary for a day!
I've been working on the branding and given the logo a more contemporary look, signs and leaflets are being printed so things are coming together. I've some some internal signage to do which will be done letterpress so will be glad to use my new wood type. Plus something for the World War I exhibition which will be lovely to do!

If you live close you can follow events via facebook and twitter and their website
www.churchfieldhouse.org

Thursday, March 20, 2014


I'm getting more and more orders for film packaging these days, I printed these double felt white sleeves and flat note cards for Hazel at Heartfelt Productions. who packaged everything in a film can and tied with branded ribbon.
Bespoke printed ribbon and stickers are a great way to enhance packaging and carry your brand all the way through your packaging. I love how all my lovely customers add their own personal touch to the CD or DVD sleeves I print, and I'm pretty sure the happy couple love them too!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

sweet surprise

Photographs by Jennifer Peel www.jennifertakesphotos.co.uk

Thanks to Leanne at Blooming Lovely Films for sending me these fabulous photos of her finished packaging. I printed the essentials like the DVD sleeves, business cards and boxes, also the design for the disks and a custom rubber stamp . You can see from my photos here in a recent blog post, what a difference it makes when it's all comes together and you add your own personal touch, branded love hearts what a sweet touch!

Saturday, January 04, 2014

New logo and letterpress packaging

Melanie, a local photographer, visited the studio to discuss a new logo and packaging. She felt her old logo was too masculine and wanted something softer (you can see the old logo on the black sticker in the box). I gave her logo a much softer look without being too girlie. Letterpress branded kraft CD sleeves and tags all printed in warm grey complete the look. Just shows with a little thought you can get the professional look for your packaging without a huge budget. Thanks Mel for the fabulous pics and supporting local business!
More lovely pics of the finished look on Melanie's Facebook Page.
www.melaniehart.co.uk

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Fa la la la la...

Tis the season to be jolly, Fa la la la lala la la la
The UK letterpress Christmas card exchange 2014 was a whole lot of fun this year with a record number of 24 like minded geeks taking part! My contribution was Fa la la..
Mostly Flat has been posting pics here on facebook and Andrew wrote an in depth post on an Gordon’s amazing contribution. The Elrod Press’s envelope caused a stir... funny ;)
I organised the 1st card exchange Christmas 2009 and how letterpress has grown in the UK since then!
Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a 2014 that bring you joy, see you in the New Year!
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