Neenah paper recently started shipping a black paper that was treated for use on the HP indigo digital press, so we were finally able to have our business cards printed rather than etched on the laser. The logo and name are still laser cut, but this makes the process significantly faster.
Whenever you take advantage of an undocumented or unintentional characteristic in a product, there is a risk. Usually, you say that about something technical, but we got bitten by – of all things – paper.
Business cards are a favorite subject of ours. There is so much creative potential in something so small, and if you get it right, it’s something people keep around.
These are our current business cards. What can I say, we’re pretty proud of them – on a lot of levels. It’s proven to be very, very popular, but it is would be rather expensive to produce for a client because it requires two engraving passes ( front and back ), and a cutting pass. [...]
We have a bar in the basement called Absinthe that serves, of course, Absinthe, that controversial, formerly illegal alcoholic beverage. As is almost inevitable for a drink with such a reputation, there is a great deal of ritual associated with serving it…
This is a business card concept we put together for sleight-of-hand magician Brian Nordstrom. We’ve recently gotten some very thin anodized aluminum and decided to try it on this. The black anodized is an amazingly high resolution material, and (obviously) capable of doing impressive reproductions of a photograph.