The Sherwood Press has a LONG history of working one-on-one with individual and business clients to produce distinctive and beautiful letterpress printing of everything from business cards and wedding invitations to coasters and poetry broadsides.
Most of my customers come visit the shop and sit down with me to collaborate on a design– looking at print samples, paper samples, pantone color swatches, and lots of illustration resources to begin to zero-in on a design and printing approach that will render beautiful and suitable results. If you are within proximity to the press, please contact me to make an appointment. Your first consultation is free, while we explore your needs and discuss if letterpress (and my press’s capabilities) will fit the bill. Call me at 360/357-3855, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re not in the neighborhood, that doesn’t matter! It is still possible to engage the press to both design and print for you, if we use some 21st century technology to help us share images and ideas in order to manage our collaboration. Here’s a general guideline of how this works:
Tell Us What You Want
Call or email me to let me know as much as you can about what you are looking for, what your deadline is, and other requirements you need me to know about. A brief phone conversation can get us pretty far. Or, if you already have a design prepared by yourself or another graphic designer, please send me a .pdf file of the layout and provide specs on quantities and paper so that I can assess it’s printability, and prepare a ballpark estimate for you.
Designing for Letterpress
If you have not prepared a design yet, but plan to design something yourself, or hire another designer, I will send you a list of document of design considerations that will help immensely in preparing artwork that will print beautifully by letterpress. Once you have a design prepared, I can give you your printing estimate.
Gather Design Guidance
If you wish to hire me to design your piece(s), assemble a list of online links to resources that offer visual representations of things that you like: color, textures, layouts, paper, etc. Or, send them in snail mail if you need to. If you would like to view a portfolio, I can send you a link to design samples.