We drove up to Rhode Island this past monday for a press check at Little Rhody Press. A lot of the leg work had already been done on this year’s halloween promo but we were able to check out the die cut of the box and cards and finally meet our printing partner with the mostest – Andy Vanable. Andy is the third generation Vanable at these presses and it was amazing to see him and his dad side by side on the old Heidelbergs. Our cards required 2 rounds of offset printing, blind letter pressing, foil stamping and two die cuts. Then a lot of folding, gluing and colating (that is where we were able to lend a hand). Below are some photos of our trip including a little stop in Mystic. Card and box design and illustration by our very own Veronica.
Pre Die Cut
Blind Lettepress plate
135 year old microwave
Mr. Vanable (Sr.) at the Heidelberg
Used gold foil
2 Generations of Vanables on the job
1am assembly followed by a 5 hour drive home