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Creative Corporate Christmas Cards

Christmas letterpressWhoosh! Where does the year go? Our presses are whirring right now, here at Watermarx, and we are BUSY with Spring wedding season upon us and Christmas just around the corner (can you believe it’s coming up so fast?!)

We get to see the cutest, cheekiest and loveliest letterpress designs for our corporate clients’ Christmas cards and thought we would share some tips and trends for the upcoming Chrissy card season, in case you are starting to think about what you might be sending out to your mailing list this year.

Envelopes & Antelopes

Neat little pouches, ribbon-tied envelopes and craft stock – the trick is to delight them with the details. A little touch of crafty never fails to please the eye and is treat upon office desks and in letterboxes.

Botany

Victorian-inspired Botanical sketches have been a sweet letterpress trend that has been floating around for a little while now, but it’s super gorgeous when it comes in the Christmas-themed variety. Mistletoe, acorns or for a more Australiana touch try gum nuts and leaves or Christmas bush… the possibilities are endless. Our crisp letterpress lends itself to the fine linework of these charming illustrations.

Ornamental

Either by making your card a pop-out on heavy stock that can be hung on a Christmas tree branch, or giving it the appearance of one by blinging it up with a bit of foiling, this trend was a big hit last year and is sticking around for the holidays this year, too. It just takes a little bit of pretty ribbon or baker’s twine to turn a bauble-shaped card into omething really special.

Folksy Christmas Sweater Style

Vintage, quirky and fun. Use old school, folky designs in just one- or two-colour letterpress printing on luxuriously heavy white card or kraft stock to get your snowflakes and quaint patterns to pop!

 

Talk to us about your Christmas cards today and let us help you spread some direct mail cheer.

Posted by watermarx on the 27th of September 2014

Interview with Adam N. Moses from ANM Design

CK invite (2)

We printed this amazing invitation for Adam N. Moses of ANM Design earlier this year. The best part about this job was working with Adam early in the conception stage, so that we could consult on how to pull together his idea in the best possible way. We talked through the possibilities together and the result is a very classy design and a lovely job overall!

Check out the design here:


We talked to Adam about the process of designing and printing this job, for his take on how the magic came together.

“My client for this project was my sister and this project was my wedding gift to her and her husband. We initially discussed what was required and then she gave me complete creative control of the project, only giving me the content that was required. I wanted to create something special for them so I went all out with this one. I could have cut corners here or there, but after meeting with Watermarx, I knew we could produce something really special.

I spoke with Ange from Watermarx and briefly discussed my project and asked to visit her in the office to go through what I was after. I had some rough ideas of what I wanted but it was when I met with Ange that we cemented the ideas. I had already designed the pattern and graphic for the invitation prior to meeting with Ange, and she was able to guide me in the best was to execute my design. It only took one brief meeting to turn all my ideas into the printed project.

When it comes to bespoke projects, Watermarx are who I turn to. Their knowledge of stocks, processes, timing and capabilities are why I use them. Most other printers would consider me a headache and become frustrated over my requirements and attention to detail. Watermarx on the other hand, understand and appreciate the level detail required for award winning projects. Watermarx also pointed me in the right direction in terms of calligrapher for the invitation. I used Julie Williams from Inkspiration.”

 

CK WEDDING INVITATION JOB SPECIFICATIONS

Invite and RSVP:  

  • Letterpress printed back sheet (Gmund Cotton)
  • Foil stamped and embossed front sheet (Cambric Linen Blue)
  • Mounted back to back and die cut to circle

Envelope:

  • Blind emboss and die cut (300 Gmund Cotton)

Sealing sticker:

  • Gold foil, blind emboss and die c
Posted by watermarx on the 22nd of September 2014