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2019 Letterpress Calendar

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.

December 2019

February Merged Colour

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Christmas is Coming

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