Hoban Press Produces Simple Letterpress Printed Business Cards & Stationery

Journal & Highlighted Work

Ann Schoew

Ann Schoew

Here's another card with a creative use of texture. In edition to the back side of the card, we love these because of Ann's great logo and how she chose the placement of it on the card.

These cards are printed on Crane's 220# (600gsm) Lettra. Checkout Ann's graphic design work on her website: http://annschoew.com

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On the Sly

On the Sly

We particularly like how these simple 2 color double sided cards came together. Simple patterns look great letterpress printed and often times add a special custom touch. The texture produced by the pattern as an impression on the back of the card makes it that much more fun to handle as well!

These cards are printed on Crane's 220# (600gsm) Lettra. And, if you're into awesome patterns as much as we are, checkout the On the Sly webpage for some amazing textiles.

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New Hoban Cards Templates

New Hoban Cards Templates

Our letterpress printed calling card site, Hoban Cards, has just published a new $50 calling card tier, to suppliment the existing $75 and $125 offerings.

Three new templates are available for a limited time and are typeset with one of our favorite serif fonts, Calluna. The type also utilizes Calluna's discretionary ligatures, which are a beautiful unique touch to the simple, classy layouts.

The new cards are called The Field Card, The Agent, and The Counselor.

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Noah Gundersen - Ledges Lyric Sheet

Noah Gundersen - Ledges Lyric Sheet

Noah Gundersen, a good friend from my hometown, contacted me to print some simple lyric sheets for his newly released album, Ledges. These were printed on our Heidelberg Windmill on the wonderful 140# Holyoke Rag.

If you haven't heard Noah's music, do yourself a favor and look him up. Download or stream his most recent album, or head over to his Bandcamp page and listen to his prior album, Family. You may have recognized his music if you're a Sons of Anarchy fan, as his songs have been feaured on a few episodes. There are also countless videos of Noah and his sister Abby performing on YouTube.

The music video to the above lyric sheet is also a great place to start!

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Keikeu Cake Boutique

Keikeu Cake Boutique

We recently printed these lovely off-sized business cards for Keikeu Cake Boutique. They were printed on 220lb Crane Lettra and beautifully utilize a blind impression as a background for the logo side of the card. Layout / Design by Kaori Drome.

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King Wedding Invites

King Wedding Invites

In addition to business cards and small stationery items, we've been printing more wedding invitations lately. This small wedding package, which included invitations and RSVP cards were printed on 220lb Crane Lettra on our 1957 Heidelberg Windmill.

The one color design was submitted to us by Nicole and Tristan and exemplifies how beautiful typography is perfectly accentuated by letterpress printing.

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Hunter Light

Hunter Light

We’ve recently completed a couple coaster / business card combinations, which work out very nicely as a simple branding package. Coasters make lovely, unique gifts and certainly get noticed.

This small package was printed for a new business of a long time family friend. We chose to contrast the Pearl White Crane Lettra stock on the business card with a hefty chipboard for the coasters. The dark brown ink on both pieces pulled it all together.

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Olivia Notter

Olivia Notter

Graphic designer, Olivia Notter, had us letterpress print these fantastic double sided business cards. The color combination and unique design made these one of our favorites. Thin lines and patterns generally look very nice with the letterpress printing process.

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Jeffrey Michael Frankosky

Jeffrey Michael Frankosky

Jeffrey Michael Frankosky submitted a beautifully composed design with a clever logo-mark, which I particularly like. These cards are letterpress printed on 220lb Crane Lettra and are a great example of how excellent typography can really make a card special.

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Itsy, Inc.

Itsy, Inc.

I love this simple layout submitted by itsy.com.br. Printed on Pearl White 220lb Crane Lettra.

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Fatma Design

Fatma Design

Two color, double sided business cards on 220lb Crane Lettra.

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Join Us on Facebook

I’ve hesitated to do this for quite some time, but in an effort to show a more personal side of Hoban Press, I’ve decided to create a Facebook page for posting shop pictures, history behind our vintage letterpresses, as well as some the nitty gritty details of the printing process.

If you’re into that sort of thing, like us on Facebook to follow our updates.

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Hoban Cards will start selling card holders as an option with an order of calling cards for $10. These holders are made out of thick chipboard and open up wide, which is perfect for handling letterpress printed business cards on cotton stock - it prevents the cards from getting dinged and scuffed. The cases also feature a handsome inkless impression of the Hoban Press logo on the front.

If you already have a set of cards, and just need a holder, buy one here!

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Seesaw

Seesaw

Three color letterpress printed coasters on 220lb Crane Lettra for seesaw.co.

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