Hand Printed Cover Page
Next year see the 190th anniversary of the company printing in Diss. To celebrate this anniversary we have printed a limited edition 2020 calendar which have been selling fast and only a few remain.
The calendar is A4 in size and printed letterpress throughout on recycled board. The cover board has been hand inked and hand printed on the companies original Columbian Eagle Press and the twelve monthly pages featured 57 print passes to complete the job. As the cover is hand printed and various colour merging has been applied to the months each calendar is a one off. The firms historic wooden and metal type has been used in the production of the calendars.
Calendars are £20.00 including VAT, envelope and carriage to UK addresses and can be ordered from firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch out for future blogs on items produced during our 190th year.
Wishing all our customers and readers of this blog a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2020.
John and Richard at Cupiss Letterpress.
Cover 2019 Calendar
We are pleased to announce the completion of the limited edition Cupiss Letterpress 2019 Calendar. After much thought Richard and I decided to this year use a A4 format with dates in a grid leaving space for writing. The Calendar has the grid pattern Letterpress printed in Grey with 24pt Gill Sans hand composed date figures printed in black with Saturday and Sunday picked out in Red.
Each particular month header uses different wooden fonts dating back over 150 years and is printed in different colours and effects using our Heidelberg 10″ x 15″ Platen. Some months having two colours on the press at the same time to create a merging of colours meaning each Calendar printed is different from the previous or following print, in total there are 65 print passes on each calendar.
The material used is Cyclus Offset 100% Recycled 300gsm Board with a Greyboard backing and Red Antique Cover Paper printed in Silver. The calendars are finished with a notched wire binding with hangar and are available at £15.00 each including VAT plus p&p extra at cost only.
February Merged Colour
Richard and I have been busy searching our typecases and cupboards for unique type and blocks to create cards to add to our current range of letterpress hand crafted Christmas cards.
The newest arrival to the range is a Christmas Angel based around a block mounted linocut of an angel holding a candle. This linocut was discovered locked in a metal frame (chase) held in place by wooden wedges. The fact it was locked up with wooden wedges suggests it has been around a very long time and its general appearance suggests the same, the carving however is very precise and creates a wonderful image.
We decided to letterpress print the linocut on our usual heavy 400gsm board in a pale blue ink with moderate inking and impression, a) to show the texture and b) to not damage the surface of the linocut. A semi circular shaped Christmas greeting block is letterpress printed around the linocut in silver/grey with handset gill sans type used for the greeting inside and the card title and imprint on the back page printed in black.
The card is featured with others from our Christmas range within the website, including our new ‘Missing S’ card, (see if you can see why it’s called the ‘Missing S’ card). Continue reading