SlowPrint™ : Award Winning Letterpress for Design
Like Slow Food, we use the finest ingredients and exquisite preparation and technique to produce the finest letterpress printing available. Letterpress business cards for Law and Professional Corporations are a specialty, for a roster of partners or principals. Finest American and European letterpress printing papers. Commercial letterpress, designer friendly! Personal stationery, holiday cards, business cards, note cards, mailers, book covers, jewelry tags and clothing tags, wedding and special event invitations. We've been thinking about what makes the best letterpress printing since 1979!
"Peter is a consummate craftsman in all areas of his practice, with a global perspective on typography, letterpress printing and digital design. I depend on him for a steady hand, a nimble mind, and a generous outlook in all things." — Kate Friedman (client)
"Peter is an expert letterpress printer who does faultless, crisp, elegant work."
— Mark Batty (client) - Mark Batty Publishers, New York (client)
New edition of our "Love" card now available through our Etsy store!
LOVE - Original Hand Lettering design by Peter Fraterdeus. These are a new release in (US) A6 format (approx 4x6.25"). Printed on our 1920s Miehle V36 Cylinder Press! Cards come in a crystal clear poly bag with Crane's Lettra envelopes. (This photo is of the previous A7 format, the colors are generally the same)
The new 2013 Edition of our Sampler includes new Revere and Savoy papers, and lots of great samples.
We are pleased to present the SlowPrint Exquisite Paper Sampler, our exclusive selection of fine papers from around the world!
The Sampler contains numerous printed samples and an index sheet. We are not including swatches in the 2013 edition.
All samplers are now sent by USPS Priority Mail for 2-3 day delivery (US only) Current package may not contain specific items shown here.
Welcome to Slow Print Letterpress!
- We had a wonderful time at Hamilton Woodtype & Printing Museum Wayzgoose!
SlowPrint founder and design director Peter Fraterdeus presented his workshop "How John Baskerville squeezed the life out of Letterpress and how we can get it back" (It's all about paper and water and impression and surface and type!) at this year's Hamilton Wayzgoose. It happened November 8-10 in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Peter was very pleased to be joining an international roster of type gurus including Erik Spiekermann, Allan Haley, and many others at this annual love fest of letterpress and wood type!
Peter is available to consult at your shop. See http://slowprint.com/letterpress-master-classesThere are no classes currently scheduled. We will be reviewing the schedule in 2014.
We provide wholesale letterpress printing contracts to stationers, wedding planners, and corporate design clients, as well as individual clients and designers.
Get 3000 Zen of Letterpress or Law Office Business Cards for just $599*
Up to six names or variations! Resellers Welcome! Choose any of our house 110# Stocks (Lettra, Strathmore, Legion Bamboo) with 3000 card order
*S&H $35 add'l. Black ink on soft-white Strathmore 110# Writing Bristol, some conditions apply. Offer good through September 30, 2013
Use your own design or choose one of our professional templates!
This is your best value in letterpress business cards, printed with the same absolute commitment to perfect impression as our top-end cards costing 5 or 10 times more! See the Zen of Letterpress page for details.
Exquisite Letterpress Business Cards from Slow Print features new lower cost fine paper options, flat-rate color and flat-rate second-color options, now double-sided cards as well! Get your instant quote now for the best deal around for one- to three-color (includes blind-imprinting!) business cards / small format letterpress cards!
Recent Work from SlowPrint
Recent work includes two-color invitations, three-color 'circus tickets' (for a wedding), and assorted business cards.
The Art Slam! invitation, designed by SlowPrint, is printed on Crane Lettra 110# Pearl. The yellow 'wood-type' was printed on the Miehle Cylinder, and the black type on the Windmill. The cylinder press gives great solid coverage.
The "tickets", designed by SlowPrint were produced on five different stocks for use in our sampler. Printed in three colors, one of which was changed half-way through, on the Red-ball Heidelberg Windmill. We've left quite a few of them un-cut in press-sheets for the sampler mailings. These were done on five different stocks to show the characteristic of each.
Thanks Type Talk!
Ilene Strizver's interview with SlowPrint's Peter Fraterdeus is featured in Ilene's TypeTalk column on CreativePro.com! Check it out!
Thanks Box Car Press!
SlowPrint's Dubuque studio is featured in the "Blogxcar" blog's workspaces series! Check it out!
Hot off the Press
Some of our recent business card projects.
Recent business cards, and logos designed by Peter Fraterdeus and printed at SlowPrint.
2/2 Business Cards for Houston Law Firm. Design: Crisp and Raw Design Labs. Strathmore Ultimate White 130# Cover
Business cards for Gorjana Designs. Crane Lettra 600gsm Pearl White with blind-impression and custom Pantone Gray.
Business cards for Corked Dubuque. Crane Lettra 300gsm Pearl White with blind-impression and two custom Pantone inks.
New, rich, high-touch double-thick sheets, for custom business cards, invitations, hang-tags, etc.
We're please to be offering two fantastic 'double-thick' paper alternatives for custom high-touch business cards, and other printed items demanding a world-class heavy stock.
Reich Paper's Savoy 236# and the Italian mould-made Arturo 600gsm. Both are tree-free and gorgeous.
Both are available in Bright White and Soft White, and both have substantially more surface texture than Crane's Lettra, allowing for a dramatic impression and contrast between the imprinted image and the paper surface.
We are including samples of both Savoy 236# and Arturo 600gsm in our Exquisite Paper Sampler.
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We want to serve your letterpress needs! Let us know if you are not finding what you're looking for! What would you pay for 1000 Zen of Letterpress Cards – Our special matte black on Strathmore 100% Cotton Writing 110# Soft-white Cover?
Printed in four custom colors Hahnemuhle Copperplate Etching 300gsm
Unfortunately, the price of fine papers keeps going up.
We can't lower our prices on the double-thick stocks and stay in
business! We're a very small shop, dedicated to the finest possible
printing, and we depend on clients who understand the special attention
that it takes to create perfect impressions.
Still, with our "Zen of Letterpress" products and our range of paper
stocks on the Business Cards Estimator, we hope you'll find something
that fits your budget! We do realize that letterpress is a luxury, and
many of our options are indeed luxurious, but both Zen of Letterpress
and our basic Business Cards are as good a value as you'll find, given
the quality and world-class craftsmanship that we offer.
We'd really appreciate if you'd answer a few questions about your letterpress needs and about your visit to SlowPrint.com!
New! Neenah Classic Columns/Smooth 120# Duplex in four elegant pairings
- Epic Black/Classic Cream White
- Ponderosa Green /Classic Natural White
- Red Pepper/Solar White
See these and more paper options on our Letterpress Business Card Estimator
Hearty congratulations to Bradley Emmons for the FPO award!
Elegant die-cut J2 Public Relations cards printed by SlowPrint, in two custom mixed inks.
Die-cut round corners, 2inx2in 2/1 cards on Crane Lettra 600gsm Bright White
Design by Bradley Emmons, Philadelphia
Legion Bamboo paper is now available, in 265 gsm cover weight
for business cards, invitations etc. The double-weight 530gsm is now in stock! This is a
gorgeous sheet made from 90% bamboo, one of the most sustainably grown
fibers around, with 10% cotton. Legion Bamboo is now included in our Exquisite
Paper Sampler, and we expect that it will become very popular.
The paper sampler includes our favorite fine papers for affordable letterpress, whether social, wedding or commercial printing.
Slow Print Studio is featured with a two-page spread in Impressive – a gorgeous, brand new hard cover book from Gestalten (Germany). The book is available through Amazon or from Gestalten. If you love wild and powerful graphic design, screen printed concert posters, elegant typography and letterpress galore, you'll be well rewarded by Impressive!
Order Impressive: Printmaking, Letterpress and Graphic Design at Amazon.com
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Exquisite Letterpress Business Cards from Slow Print! Please use this instant quote and order form for more info on the best deal around for 1-3 color letterpress business cards / small format letterpress cards.
Contact us for a quote on your invitation or fine stationery project now!