Cleaning Out the Fridge: A Week in Print, Vol. 3

Lots of silkscreen & foil this week. It was fun to re-connect with our pals over at Visual Supply Co. as well as crank out tons of stationery for The Paper Cub. This week’s wedding work really stepped it up, too: lots of unorthodox goodness in that department. Also, we got to print some client work for a graduate of the Mama’s Sauce Internship; that always brings a smile to our face.

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White & Gold foil was used on these self-promotional coasters for Visual Supply Co. Printed on Neenah Classic Crest Epic Black 260 lb. Cover.
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1 color screen printed poster by Adam Trageser. Order here.

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1 color screen printed wedding invite by Stephanie Doyle. Printed on Walnut Veneer.

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Bridal brunch invite by Kristie Hoover. Gold foil stamp on Colorplan Emerald.
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Foil stamped bridal suite by Kristie Hoover on Colorplan Paper

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Foil stamped & screen printed business cards for It! Events & Media. Designed by Sauce Internship Alum Lillian Vides and printed on duplexed French Pop-Tone Sno Cone & Neenah Classic Crest Natural White.

The rest of these goodies were designed by The Paper Cub and screen printed on French Paper.

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Our 3 Favorite Valentine’s Day Cards We’ve Printed

Picking our 3 faves was tough (as there are some really good ones) but these here rose to the top. Click the pics to buy them for your sweetheart!

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This letterpressed beauty pretty much speaks for itself. Get free shipping on this one from 55 Hi’s and give your loved one the gift of custom type by the great James T. Edmondson.

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Simple and delightful, this screen printed card from The Paper Cub has all you need…which is love.

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The picture really doesn’t do justice to this card from Beau Ideal Editions. These overlayed fluorescent silkscreen inks will blow your mind in person (or your lover’s mind, I suppose).

Cleaning Out the Fridge: A Week in Print, Vol. 2

Dominated by self-promotional brand pieces and amazing illustration, this week’s roster was equal parts challenging & rewarding.

This week’s photo backdrop: French Pop-Tone Berrylicious

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Coen Brothers poster by MailChimp for the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. 3 color screen print on French Pop-Tone Orange Fizz 100 lb. Cover.

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Mel Brooks poster by MailChimp for the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. 3 color screen print on French Construction Pure White 100 lb. Cover.

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Steven Spielberg poster by MailChimp for the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. 3 color screen print on Colorplan Lockwood 100 lb. Cover.

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Terminator poster by Electric Zombie. 6 color screen print on Stardream Silver 105 lb. Cover. That’s right…silver.

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Foil & Letterpress business cards by Alex Anderson on duplexed French Pop-Tone Black Licorice & Construction Pure White 100 lb. Cover. That’s white & silver foil on the black side, and black letterpress on the white side.

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Self-promotional business cards by El Autobus. 2 color screen print on French Bubblegum, Fuse Green, Steel Blue, & Whitewash 100 lb. Cover.

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Screen printed, letterpress printed, and edge painted business cards & note cards by Eyespeak. Printed on duplexed French Steel Grey & Pure White 100 lb. cover.

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Split fountain letterpress printed save the date by Emily Burns. Printed on duplexed French Speckletone Madero Beach 100 lb. cover (final weight of 200 lb. cover).

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Self-promotional business cards by Jaime Muñoz. Black foil on both sides of a Neenah Classic Crest Duplex.

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Self-promotional business cards by Sevenly w/ a black screen print and a blind deboss on French Pure White; the edges were painted with a custom Pantone as well.

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Wedding invite by Rashi Birla that combines screen printing and letterpress tastefully.

Cleaning Out the Fridge: A Week in Print, Vol. 1

Okay, we’re gonna give this another shot. Back in 2011, we tried to make a weekly blog post that documented everything we’d printed the week before. Well, that idea got swallowed up in the day-to-day crucible of actually running a print shop. Now, it’s 2014. We’re a bit better-staffed these days (and a bit better at printing) and we’d like to give it another shot. Call it a New Year’s Resolution, if you like… we’ll call it Cleaning Out the Fridge.

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Screen Printed business cards for Pukka Headwear. Printed on black Fibermark Touché.

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Screen printed business cards for Michelle LaRocca. Printed with metallic gold ink on French Paper.

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Letterpress, screen printed, duplexed, & die cut business cards for Mattei’s Tavern. Printed on French Paper and designed by Boy Burns Barn.

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Screen printed, foil stamped, & embossed business cards for Crankshaft Marketing. Printed on Neenah Classic Crest Epic Black.

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Screen printed business cards for Elizabeth Hanley. Printed with metallic gold ink on black French Paper.

Fritz-Scheller-Business-Card

Foil stamped business cards for Fritz Scheller on Stardream pearlescent paper.

Adriana-Matthew-Wedding-Invite

Screen printed Save the Date by Matthew Ruzzi on Colorplan Paper.

Six-Degrees-Michael-Young-Business-Card

Letterpress business cards for Six Degrees. Printed on duplexed French Paper with a die cut.

Sarah-Gargano-Business-Card

Letterpress business cards for Sarah Gargano designed by Alana Riley. Printed on Crane’s Lettra 220 lb. cover with custom edge painting.

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Screen printed business cards for Alchemy Salon. Printed on duplexed Colorplan Paper.

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Screen printed birthday greeting card for The Paper Cub on French Paper.

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Foil stamped note card for Karen Brody on Colorplan Paper.

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Letterpress & screen printed mini-cards and custom matchbox for Josh Shank using French Paper.

Marit-Adam-Wedding-Invite

Screen printed invite with metallic ink by Paper Rock Scissor on French Paper.

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Screen printed note cards for The Grossbauer Group on French Paper.

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Letterpress Wedding Suite by Kaitlin Imwalle on Crane’s Lettra.

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Screen printed note cards for Michelle LaRocca. Printed with metallic ink on French Paper.

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Letterpress & foil stamped wedding suite by Val Melo on French Paper.

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Screen printed romantic greeting card by The Paper Cub on French Paper

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Letterpress wedding invite by Natalina Marlow with screen printed envelopes.

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Letterpress wedding invite by Michelle Ballesteros on Crane’s Lettra.

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Screen printed poster for Tanner Mardis on French Paper.

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Screen printed poster by Ryan Brinkerhoff on French Paper

 

Tattly Cards: One Real Card, One Fake Tattoo

Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later…we finally made friends with the confetti-tossing, cheer-leading, heart-warming Tattly squad. They brought us in the loop on this project a while back and we’ve been chomping at the bit to tell you guys about it. Finally, Today Is the Day they announced their newest project!

Tattly Cards: One Real Card, One Fake Tattoo. This new stationery line is letterpress printed and includes a single matching Tattly Temporary Tattoo! A happy greeting and fun gift wrapped into one! The line consists of 5 original designs letterpress printed on Mohawk Paper by Mama herself.

This series features designs by Tina Roth Eisenberg, Jen Mussari, Jessica Hische, and Mike Lowery!

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Photo credit: Julia Robbs


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Grouper Identity by Kyle Miller

Our buddy Kyle Miller sent this beauty our way last year. It’s a blast when we get to be a part of such an extensive and well-thought-out identity package. If you’re not familiar, Grouper is a social club that sets up drinks between 2 groups of friends: 3 guys and 3 girls.

These business cards did a little Groupering of their own: 3 different colorways with matching edges kept us plenty busy. The cards were letterpress printed on French Paper Company Madero Beach 140 lb. cover that was then duplexed to 280 lb. cover.

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Shirts were silkscreen printed by our bosom buddies over at Real Thread:

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Hats by Ebbets Field Flannels:
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See more of the identity here.

Love Letters is Live!

We are pleased to announce that Love Letters is officially completed and orders are shipping today! We are so thankful for the efforts of each designer that contributed to the project as well as each of you who’ve already pre-ordered your set.

Our good friends over at Fiction heard about what we’re trying to do with Love Letters and came by to make a beautiful little film about the project. Side note: if you haven’t seen it, check out the film they made about our Kluge (which is now a Vimeo Staff Pick).

We still have sets for sale, so Click Here to get yours!

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“A” by Fuzzco

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“E” by Justin Mezzell 

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“I” by Aaron Draplin

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“O” by Dana Tanamachi

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“U” by Jon Contino

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Ampersand by Jessica Hische

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“Y” by Ross Moody, 55 Hi’s

Whether or not you’ve been to visit the Hamilton Wood Type & Print Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, the legacy and craft housed there has had an incredible impact on everyone in the graphic design and printmaking industries. Because of this, we were shaken to hear of their current plight. They’re being forced to relocate and need help raising funds to move and store their incredible type collection.

To help raise money and awareness for the museum, we’re releasing a set of 7 letterpress printed alphabet coasters inspired by the legacy and craft of Hamilton Wood Type & Print Museum. The set, made with paper donated by Neenah Paper and French Paper, includes A, E, I, O, U, &, and Y. As if the cause weren’t enough to mobilize conscientious creatives, this project has a roster to die for:

A: Fuzzco

E: Justin Mezzell

I: Aaron Draplin

O: Dana Tanamachi

U: Jon Contino

&: Jessica Hische

Y: Ross Moody

Click here to order your set now!

 

The Many Hanging Chads of Tommy Perez.

“Business in the front; party in the back,” proclaimed Minneapolis-based designer, Tommy Perez, as he came at us with an ambitious idea for play-with-able letterpress business cards. We told him that if he wanted to play around, he should find a print shop that thought letterpress was a game rather than a respectable and historic craft.

JK/LOL.

Tommy picked his four favorite French Paper Co. Pop-Tone colors and we mixed inks to match. Tommy’s idea was to die cut the cards so that the outlines of each letter in his name became a little foldable tab. The whimsical Pop-Tone papers were duplexed to the back of the card so that a little folding would bring the party right on through to the front.

For more inspiration/diversion, take gander at Tommy’s Kwik Krafts.

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From back to front: Pop-Tone Razzle Berry, Grape Jelly, Sour Apple, and Blu Raspberry.

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We don’t normally give the press this much candy at once, but…

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Hogan pulled a few mental muscles on this one.

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Back view of cutting die. This is what we used to punch out the cards and crease the hinges of the letters.

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Love Letters Update: Check’s in the mail!

We’re pleased to report that we have received 50 pre-orders for Love Letters and we’re sending Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum our first check for the proceeds. We couldn’t be more pleased to send this check for $1,100 along to the good folks in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.

We’re still taking pre-orders, so CLICK HERE to reserve your set now!

Spring 2013 Internship

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We are feverishly elated to announce that the Mama’s Sauce Internship Program is now officially sponsored by French Paper Co.

No one shares our awkwardly intense enthusiasm for inspiring young print designers more than the fine folks at French. Together, we aim to build a program that introduces aspiring print designers to the world of spot color in a unique and hands-on sorta way.

Here’s a rundown of our new & improved educational gauntlet for Spring 2013:

French Paper Treasure Chest:

The kindly souls over at French Paper Co. will be supplying Mama’s interns with an arsenal of inspiring goods that are essential for any aspiring spot color print designer / paper geek.

Spot Color Seminar:

Learn a bit about the ins & outs of designing for spot color printing and demonstrate that learning by designing and printing a screen printed project.

French Sample Room:

Select intern projects will be proudly displayed in the French Sample Room.

Guest Professor:

Spring 2013 interns will have their portfolios personally reviewed by this semester’s Guest Professor: James White of Signalnoise Studio. This is a golden opportunity to hear a Canadian accent in a professional setting.

Hard work:

The only way to learn how to look at print is to look at print. A lot. We instill our obsession with quality in our interns by teaching them to check every single print that comes off press. Every printer at Mama’s Sauce got their start in quality control and it’s the only reason they can print the way they do.

Press Time:

Get to know letterpress and silkscreen printing by getting all up in the business of our presses. Learn to oil them, clean them, and help our pressmen run them.

The internships are unpaid, but we’ll happily work with your educational institution so that your work here is rewarded with credit. If you are not a student, don’t be afraid to throw your name in the hat!

If this sounds like something that makes you want to pee your pants, don’t fight that feeling. Click here to apply.