This week On Press we show the final steps in the process of creating Hello!Lucky’s birthday card, “Dinosaurs.” This sweet card was designed by Julia Rothman for Hello!Lucky. Max trims them down on the guillotine and folds a few to make sure each cut is perfect. Then each card is folded by hand, packaged, and bundled in packs of six.
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Finally! This week our ‘On Press’ video shows Max in the final stages of this three part series chronicling the making of a letterpress greeting card. Here he’s at his windmill printing and scoring Julia Rothman’s “Dinosaurs” birthday card design. Scoring, also called creasing, helps prevent the paper from cracking, and it also makes the cards easier to fold.
To create the plates, we first start with a film that has a clear image area and an opaque non-image area. We place this film on top of the polymer plate that has a layer of photo sensitive emulsion and expose it to UV light. The light that shines through the clear image area of the film hardens the light sensitive emulsion. Then we scrub the unexposed soft emulsion away, leaving a raised relief plate. After rinsing the plate and putting it on a heating tray to dry, we expose the plate to light again for added strength. Lastly, we apply an adhesive backing to attach the polymer plate to a boxcar base.
Stay tuned next week for the next step in creating this letterpress Dinosaur greeting card.
Hello all you lucky folks out there! This is the twenty-third edition of our Lucky Friday Giveaway! Each Friday we feature one of our letterpress cards. We’ll choose THREE LUCKY WINNERS to get a free card. Post a comment by 12 p.m. PST the following Thursday, and we’ll announce the winners on the following Friday!
The three winners from last week are (drum roll, please):
Darilyn, Sherri N and Brenda Eden!
We’ll contact you early next week to arrange sending your Bundle of Joy card.
Now for this week’s edition:
Artist: Julia Rothman
Inspiration: Big ideas abound when there’s dinosaurs around!
Who to send it to: For a big birthday for a little guy, terrible lizards make for terrific cards.
Ideas we scrapped in favor of this one: A surfer stegosaurus on a card that read “Cretaceous, Dude!” But we realized that was waaay bogus.
Favorite detail: The absence of T-Rex lets a little big guy fill in the big blank with a big roar!
Why letterpress: Dinos left some impressive fossilized prints behind— similarly, our ancient technology will withstand the test of time.
Don’t forget to post your comment, and tune in next week, same time, different stationery, to see if you’ve won!
Our birth announcements designs aren’t just for new babies, they can easily be adapted into birthday party invitations with just some minor tweaking.
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