potw: paint it black

there are few things cooler than using letterpress techniques on beautifully thick black paper.

take a look

by shane cranford via card faves for single brothers

by the masters of it all aka studio on fire and designed by field (now smoke & mirrors)

by mama's sauce + itchy illustration via how design


by steve bargas via card faves

by elegante press via flickr


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looks cool right?

printing on black -- especially with opaque white ink -- is tricky though.

here's some fantastic information from studio on fire about what exactly makes it a little challenging. and what you can do to fix it.

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here's to a great tuesday!

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