Hoban Press Produces Simple Letterpress Printed Business Cards & Stationery

Journal & Highlighted Work

Kaori Drome

Kaori Drome

Some lovely square letterpress printed cards we made for the talented Kaori Drome.

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Clearview Tea Co.

Clearview Tea Co.

Two color, double sided cards for Clearview Tea Co. Letterpress printed on 220lb Crane Lettra.

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Hotel 1171

Hotel 1171

I believe letterpress printing excels at simplicity - These cards are a great example. Printed for Hotel 1171 on 220lb Crane Lettra.

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Today I am announcing some lovely gift certificates for use on hobancards.com.

This will allow the giver to present a beautiful letterpress printed gift card, printed on the same stock and with the same quality that will be present on the final set of calling cards. A matching envelope will also included.

This is a unique & personal gift that will go well for any occasion. If you’re interested in a gift card, please contact me!

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Sifter

Sifter

I had a pleasant time working with Garrett from Sifter on these. Their handsome logo worked perfectly for these simple double sided letterpress printed cards on 220lb Crane Lettra. They also wrote a nice journal entry about them.

Be sure to check out the Sifter App - It’s a slick web based bug & issue tracking tool for small teams.

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They say, the carpenter’s house is never finished. Similarly, the letterpress printer never has any business cards. I’ve recently been embarrassed after explaining to friends an family how I make business cards for folks all over the world and I’m not able to provide them a card of my own!

To remedy this, I’ve designed and printed a simple, one color card. I think it turned out well and exemplifies the simplicity and elegance that I’m trying to promote with my letterpress printed business and calling cards. [Update] These are now available as a Hoban Card calling card template to purchase.

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Introducing Hoban Cards – Redesigned!

I’m super excited to announce the launch of a brand new Hoban Cards website!

In addition to a complete redesign and introduction to the new logo, the new site offers a few new calling card templates - including, two new monogram cards with blind impressions, as well as a simple Twitter card.

Also, free samples can now be ordered easily through the Samples page.

Lastly, I’ve launched a new newsletter dedicated to news and promotions surrounding Hoban Cards. Each month I’ll be offering special deals for newsletter subscribers. If you’re interested, subscribe here.

Take a look around and let me know what you think!

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Ryan Karpowicz

Ryan Karpowicz

This is a handsome card I designed and printed for Ryan Karpowicz. He came to me wanting a simple card and loved the blind impression. I’ve printed many minimal cards, but I think this layout, as of now, remains my favorite.

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WeSprout

WeSprout

A few weeks ago I finished some cards for WeSprout. They provided this wonderful design. I particularly loved the use of the blind impression in their logo and the social icons to organize their contact information.

If you are a parent (or soon to be parent) of young children, make sure to checkout http://wesprout.org. It sounds like they are doing some really innovative and exciting things in that space.

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Old World Counterfeit

Old World Counterfeit

I loved the design submitted by Old World Counterfeit and Dan Gretta for these hang tags. These one color letterpress printed cards turned out to be one of my favorite designs I’ve put through the press.

Printed on 110lb Crane Lettra.

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Hoban Press and Hoban Cards is now outfitted with some branding beautifully hand illustrated by the talented Sharon McPeake Burka of http://sharonmcpeake.com.

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Substrata

Substrata

I had a great time working with the talented Chris Ellison of substrata.ca. Chris submitted this delightfully minimal layout and I had a great time printing it. The Substrata text sinking into the lower margin of the card as a blind impression perfectly exemplifies the Substrata brand.

The cards were letterpress printed on 220lb Crane Lettra, Ecru. Photo credit goes to Chris himself!

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George Polyard

George Polyard

George Polyard came to me wanting a simple calling card with a blind impression. I came up with this layout using Futura and an inkless impression of his monogram.

Simple and effective. Printed on 140lb 100% cotton Holyoke Rag.

[Update] These are now availble to purchase as a template on Hoban Cards.

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David Airey

David Airey

Recently, I’ve really been enjoying David Airey’s design blog. After seeing this post about his experience with ordering cards from Moo.com, I was compelled to contact him and offer a batch of my cards in the same layout - I knew he’d love them!

After receiving the cards, David wrote a nice post. Thanks David!

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Studio Nudge

Studio Nudge

When I received this design from Cy Coffman of Nudge, I was very excited to get started. The subtle circle texture as a blind impression worked out very well to frame in the contact information at the bottom.

Be sure check out http://studionudge.com and their impressive website and design work!

Printing on 110lb pearl white Crane Lettra.

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Joe Spano

Joe Spano

I had the honor to layout and print this simple card for Joe Spano. The cards were an anniversary gift from his wife. Great gift choice!

Printing on 110lb pearl white Crane Lettra.

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Dann Petty

Dann Petty

These beautifully designed cards were created for, and designed by @dannpetty. I’ve enjoyed conversing with Dann over the course of this print job and have come to really appreciate his creative edge. Be sure to check his work out!

These cards were printed on 220lb pearl white Crane Lettra stock.

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Milk, Inc.

Milk, Inc.

I was honored when the Milk team hired me to print their new business cards. It was a pleasure working with Kevin Rose and Daniel Burka. Daniel designed these stunning, minimal cards, and they turned out amazing on the press. (Sharon McPeake Burka was co-designer on the Milk logo)

A Batch of cards were printed on 110lb Crane Lettra Ecru, with another set printed on the extra thick 220lb stock. The Milk logo is centered on the card with a blind impression. The contact information on the reverse side was printed with a lighter impression to contrast the heavy impression on the logo.

If you’re not familiar with Milk Inc., I’d encourage you to follow them on Twitter and sign up for their newsletter on their site: http://milkinc.com. Milk is working on some exciting new iOS applications, which, as a Mac nerd, I’m excited to get my hands on :) [Update] Milk was aquired by Google!

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Owen Robert Perry

Owen Robert Perry

I printed these cards Owen Robert Perry, an interactive art director from Canada. Owen submitted this simple, yet stunning design - I think they turned out superb!

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Introducing Hoban Cards

Today Hoban Press is launching a new Letterpress calling card service called Hoban Cards.

The purpose of this service is to provide simple, elegant and affordable personalized calling cards. There are currently 6 15 calling card templates to choose from. $75 will purchase 100 customized cards, letterpress printed on Crane Lettra 100% 110lb cotton stock.

The calling card templates are all designed to be very simple with an emphasis on typography. The templates will be periodically changed out with new designs in order to keep the selection fresh and unique.

What exactly is a calling card?

Calling cards actually have a history of their own. In the 1800s to early 1900s Before traditional business cards, calling cards were used by individuals as a mark of their introduction or visit. Read more about the history of the calling card.

Nowadays, this tradition can still be leveraged to make a clever, memorable first impression - especially in a day where personal, tangible connections are in the decline.

Each card features your first and last name followed by your choice of either an email address or a phone number. Simple, elegant and to the point.

You can check this all out at http://hobancards.com.

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