What is ‘The Missing S’? In a nutshell, it is one of our new Christmas cards, designed by Richard from Cupiss Letterpress. We follow Richard as he shows us the steps involved in creating a two-toned letterpress greeting card. The design is unique, as it goes through a number of processes:
1/ Richard selects the individual letters – made up of 14 different fonts for the design and locks the type into the metal frame.
2/ After placing the frame onto the Heidelberg press, the first pressing prints the letters in black ink onto the card.
3/ The rollers are cleaned, and the black ink is replaced with red ink for the second pressing.
4/ Richard then selects the second set of letters – which, incidentally spell out the word ‘Christmas’, and then locks these into the frame.
5/ Once the frame is assembled in the press, the letters are then printed in red ink onto the card.
6/ Once the ink has dried, the card is placed onto a second Heidelberg press containing a scoring template. Once the cards are scored, Richard uses a bone folder to ensure the card has a crisp finish.
7/ The card is finished, and ready to be sold later in the year!
For those of you with an eagle eye – you may notice that there is only one ‘S’ in the card design, hence the title!
Check out our website – www.cupissletterpress.co.uk to find out more our presses and what we love to print.
Thanks for watching. 🙂
Filmed at Cupiss Letterpress, in Diss, Norfolk.
Filmed and edited by Barefoot Marketing Associates.
Copyright Cupiss Letterpress 2014.