• Image of Inkless (blind debossed) letterpress business cards
  • Image of Inkless (blind debossed) letterpress business cards
  • Image of Inkless (blind debossed) letterpress business cards
  • Image of Inkless (blind debossed) letterpress business cards

Hand printed letterpress business cards on gorgeous high quality 100% cotton card stocks.

Three weights are available:
1. Pure white cotton 300gsm
2. Natural white cotton 425gsm
3. Pure white cotton 600gsm

These cards are printed without ink, they are 'blind debossed' meaning that an impression is made in the paper without using any ink. They are printed by hand using an old letterpress printing press. It is an old fashioned method of printing, more laborious than modern methods, but it allows you to achieve a deep impression on the card that you cannot get from digital forms of printing.

WORD COUNT LIMIT - no more than 80 characters.
Due to the method used, there is a limit to how much text may be printed. Please only enquire if you are happy to stay within this limit.

Some logos, if they are not complex, can be blind debossed. Contact me by email with the artwork if you'd like to enquire about this.

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PICTURED:
Photo 2 : 300gsm pure white 100% cotton
Photos 1, 3, 4 and 5: 600gsm pure white 100% cotton

TO BUY:
Please contact me at mapleteapress@gmail.com, and please state:
- what information you'd like on your card (UP TO 80 characters/4 lines of text)
- quantity required (minimum 100)
- country the order will be posted to
- card stock choice (300, 425 or 600gsm)

I will then provide you with correct postal costs, and provide a custom listing page for payment once you are ready to proceed. After this the design process will begin.

GUIDELINE COSTS:
100 x 300gsm business cards - £92.00
100 x 425gsm business cards - £100.00
100 x 600gsm business cards - £104.00
300 x 600gsm business cards - £291.00
ORDER MINIMUMS: The minimum order for letterpress business cards is 200 items; if inkless print, 100 items.

A full pricing guide is available here - mapletea.co.uk/pricing
(An inkless print is classed as a one colour print).

Gallery of Business Cards by Maple Tea: http://tinyurl.com/bxdrjb2

If you are curious about card stock choices and pricing structure for the different cards I offer, please visit my FAQs page - www.mapletea.co.uk/faqs.

//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?:
My turnaround time is 14-18 working days from signoff of design to putting in the mail (ie not including shipping time or or the design phase of the project).
+ Design phase: can take as little as 4 days, depends mainly on customer's schedule and speed of decision-making (ideally you shouldn't rush this part)
+ Production phase: 14-18 working days (not inc. weekends)
+ Shipping: To the UK, next day delivery (Royal Mail Special Delivery). For International Shipping I use insured and trackable airmail: These times are approximate: To the USA, 6-12 working days. To Europe, 5-10 working days. To rest of world, 8-16 working days.

Shipping costs depend on weight and insurance value. As a guide, here is an approximate range of costs, ranging from small orders to larger orders. UK: £7.90-£21.00; USA: £14.50-£29.00; EU: £11.50-£26.00; Australia: £16.75-£34.50.

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PRODUCTS / SERVICES I DON"T OFFER:
Please do not make requests for any of the following; if requested, I may be unable to reply.
- rounded corners
- hotfoil (printing with metallic foil)
- double sided letterpress prints
- orders below 100 pieces for business cards (or 45 for other items)
- quicker turnaround time than stated above
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More examples of business cards at:

http://bit.ly/S03yis

http://mapletea.tumblr.com/

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