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Letterpress Business Cards

Letterpress Business Cards

These luxuriously thick and soft cotton paper business cards are debossed with a Pantone spot color, giving them an elegant and minimal look.

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Custom Letterpress Business Cards

Elevate your professional image with our exquisite collection of custom letterpress business cards, meticulously crafted to make a lasting impression. At Print Peppermint, we are passionate about the art of letterpress business card printing, merging tradition and innovation to create a tactile experience that exudes luxury. Our master craftsmen specialize in the intricate techniques of letterpress business card printing, utilizing an array of exotic papers and offering an endless selection of captivating print finishes. Each custom-designed card is a unique work of art, featuring subtle debossed impressions and richly textured surfaces. With our unparalleled expertise in letterpress business card printing, we bring your vision to life, making every card a testament to exceptional craftsmanship and attention to detail. Experience the allure of fine printing, where beauty meets functionality, with our extraordinary collection of custom letterpress business cards. Let your business cards speak volumes about your professionalism and style through our unmatched letterpress business card printing services.

Letterpress Printing Process

Elevate your professional image with our exquisite collection of custom letterpress business cards, meticulously crafted using the time-honored letterpress printing process. At Print Peppermint, we pride ourselves on our dedication to preserving the artistry and craftsmanship behind letterpress printing. With this meticulous process, each card is created by skilled artisans who meticulously transfer ink onto the paper using a raised surface, resulting in a uniquely textured and visually striking design. Our letterpress business cards showcase the distinct beauty that can only be achieved through this traditional printing method. From the deep impressions that leave a lasting tactile impression to the rich colors and subtle details, every aspect of the letterpress printing process contributes to a finished product that embodies elegance and sophistication. Experience the timeless charm of letterpress business cards and make a memorable statement that leaves a lasting impression.

Foil Stamping

Elevate your custom letterpress business cards to new heights with the captivating art of foil stamping. At Print Peppermint, we seamlessly combine the timeless elegance of letterpress with the luxurious allure of foil stamping. With this remarkable technique, we embolden your designs with shimmering metallic or lustrous matte foils, adding a touch of opulence and sophistication to each card. Our skilled artisans meticulously apply the foil onto the paper, creating a stunning visual contrast and an irresistible tactile experience. Whether you desire a subtle hint of gleaming accents or a bold metallic statement, our foil stamping technique ensures that every detail shines with brilliance. Enhance your custom letterpress business cards with the extraordinary artistry of foil stamping and leave a lasting impression that exudes prestige and refinement.

Paper Stocks

At Print Peppermint, we understand that the foundation of exceptional letterpress business cards lies in the selection of premium paper stocks. We offer a curated collection of exquisite paper stocks, including renowned options such as Crane Lettra, Gmund Cotton, Waterford Saunders, and other 100% cotton stocks. These luxurious papers provide the perfect canvas for our letterpress printing process, allowing for deep, crisp impressions and a tactile experience that is simply unmatched. Each paper stock in our collection is carefully chosen for its exceptional quality, texture, and durability, ensuring that your custom letterpress business cards make a lasting impression. With our meticulous attention to detail and commitment to using only the finest paper stocks, we deliver a truly elevated and unforgettable business card experience.

Letterpress Cards

At our letterpress studio, we take immense pride in crafting exquisite letterpress cards that beautifully complement our range of letterpress business cards. Our dedication to the art of letterpress extends beyond professional networking and into the realm of heartfelt correspondence. With our letterpress cards, you can express your sentiments in a truly unique and elegant way. Each letterpress card is meticulously handcrafted, ensuring exceptional quality and attention to detail. Whether you're sending a heartfelt thank-you note or announcing a special occasion, our letterpress cards add a touch of sophistication and charm to every message. Explore our diverse collection of letterpress cards and discover the perfect companion to our exquisite letterpress business cards.

Involved Printing Technique vs Digital Printing

When it comes to printing techniques, letterpress stands in a league of its own, offering a level of artistry and craftsmanship that sets it apart from digital printing. Letterpress printing is a labor-intensive process that involves creating a raised surface with the desired design or text. This surface is then inked and pressed onto the paper, creating a distinct and tactile impression. The careful attention to detail and the hands-on nature of letterpress printing result in a luxurious, timeless aesthetic that simply cannot be replicated by digital printing. While digital printing offers its own conveniences and advantages, the charm and depth of letterpress truly shine through in every printed piece. From the texture of the paper to the rich ink saturation, letterpress creates a sensory experience that captures the essence of a bygone era, making each printed piece a work of art.

Blind Letterpress Hit

When it comes to creating captivating letterpress business cards, one technique that truly captivates is blind letterpress. Blind letterpress involves creating an impression on the paper without the use of ink, resulting in an elegant and subtle effect that adds depth and texture to the design. With blind letterpress, the intricate details and delicate patterns of your business card can be beautifully highlighted, leaving a lasting impression on anyone who holds it. The absence of ink allows the texture of the paper to shine through, creating a unique tactile experience. Whether it's a debossed logo or a finely etched pattern, blind letterpress adds a touch of sophistication and refinement to your business cards, making them truly stand out from the crowd. Elevate your branding with the distinctive allure of blind letterpress, showcasing your attention to detail and commitment to quality in every card you share.

Our Printing Press

At the heart of our letterpress studio lies a true gem from the past—a vintage Heidelberg Windmill press, a timeless marvel that has been faithfully serving us since its creation in 1938. This iconic printing press stands as a testament to the enduring craftsmanship and quality of a bygone era. With its sturdy construction and precise mechanisms, our Heidelberg Windmill press brings a touch of nostalgia and authenticity to every project it handles. The rhythmic hum and mechanical dance of its moving parts infuse each print with a sense of history and artistry that simply cannot be replicated. Meticulously maintained and cherished, this vintage printing press continues to breathe life into our designs, allowing us to produce letterpress creations that exude charm, character, and a touch of vintage elegance.

Combine Letterpress

We take great pride in our ability to combine letterpress printing with an array of other print features, resulting in truly exceptional and unique pieces. With our expertise in foil stamping, we can add a touch of shimmering elegance to your letterpress creations, enhancing the design and making it truly unforgettable. Our die cutting capabilities allow us to shape your business cards or other printed materials into custom and eye-catching forms, adding a distinctive edge to your brand. Additionally, our edge painting technique adds a pop of color to the edges of your cards, creating a striking visual effect. And let's not forget embossing, which adds depth and dimension to your design, elevating it to a whole new level. Whether it's combining letterpress with foil stamping, die cutting, edge painting, embossing, or any other print feature, we strive to push the boundaries of creativity and craftsmanship, delivering exceptional results that leave a lasting impression.

Letterpress Design

When it comes to creating stunning letterpress designs, there are a few key tips to keep in mind. First and foremost, embrace the unique characteristics of letterpress printing. The tactile nature of this technique allows for beautiful impressions and texture, so consider incorporating elements that will enhance these features. Secondly, opt for clean and simple designs that translate well into the letterpress process. Intricate details may get lost, so focus on bold typography, line art, or distinctive patterns. Lastly, ensure that your artwork is in vector format, as this guarantees sharp and precise lines for optimal printing results. By understanding the essence of letterpress design and utilizing these tips, you can create breathtaking pieces that showcase the artistry and elegance of this timeless printing method.

Black Letterpress

While letterpress printing is traditionally associated with the elegance of white cotton paper, our studio takes it a step further with the enchanting realm of black letterpress. Typically, letterpress printing is done on lighter-colored stocks to showcase the exquisite impression and texture. However, by harnessing the power of metallic inks, we can create captivating black letterpress designs on dark-colored stocks like uncoated black cotton. This opens up a world of possibilities, allowing for striking contrasts and a touch of mystery. The meticulous craftsmanship of black letterpress on dark-colored stocks creates a visual feast for the eyes, leaving a lasting impression that is both bold and refined. Explore the allure of black letterpress and experience the artistry and sophistication it brings to every printed piece.

  • Designer-Verified Artwork Proofs

    Every art file from every Letterpress Business Cards order is hand-checked by our meticulous PrePress team.

  • Fast & FREE Temporary Prints

    Want something fancy but need something fast? That's why we offer free holdover prints for orders over $250.

  • Ultra Happiness, The Peppermint Promise

    If you're not totally happy with your Letterpress Business Cards, easily request a reprint or refund within 14 days.

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Letterpress business cards are the height of luxury!

There is something special and luxurious about letterpress business cards.

The deep impression that letterpress creates on the thick cotton paper gives it a distinct look and feel no other printing method can match.

When you deboss your logo or design in deep relief, it's almost like you can feel the print beneath your fingers.

Lettered business cards are a statement of class and sophistication that other forms of printed stationery cannot compare to.

Whether it's the tactile sensation or unique style, having a letterpress card will leave a deep impression (pun intended) on whoever you give it to.

FAQs - Letterpress Business Cards


Letterpress Business Cards can be produced on any of these great stocks:

Click the time stamp link on the left to view video footage of each stock.

01:30 - Lucky Day / Cordenons Wild Natural (White)

02:26 - Deer Hoof / Cordenons Wild Natural (Sand)

02:38 - Top Hat / Cordenons Wild Natural (Black)

02:54 - The Crown / St. Cutherberts - Saunders Waterford (White) HP

03:54 - UK Bell / @Hahnemühle Leonardo Rough (600 gsm)

04:38 - The Soloist / Saunders Waterford (White) 638 gsm Rough

04:58 - Free Range / Crane Lettra Fluorescent White (600 gsm)

05:58 - Unicorn Magic / Crane & Co - Crane Lettra Pearl White (600 gsm)

06:14 - Classic Florist / Gmund Cotton White (600 gsm)

07:25 - Lady Shoes / Gmund Heidi White (530 gsm) 100% Recycled

08:31 - Der Schaedel / Gmund Cotton Light Gray (600 gsm)

09:01 - Black Rabbit / Gmund Heidi - Dull Black (530 gsm)

09:12 - Wild Natural Black vs Heidi Dull Black

09:43 - Der Hund / Gmund Heidi - Soft Kraft (530 gsm)

09:56 - Wild Natural Sand vs Heidi Soft Kraft

10:10 - Nice Chair / Sakura Cotton (700 gsm)

10:44 - Saunders Waterford vs Sakura Cotton


Letterpress Business Cards can be enhanced with any of these optional features:

  • Letterpress Printing (PMS Colors)
  • Raised Ink (Thermography)
  • Rounded Corners
  • Spot Gloss UV (Clear Thermography or Foil)
  • Folding
  • Hot Foil (All Colors)
  • Edge Painting (PMS Colors)
  • Edge Foil (All Colors)
  • Die Cutting
  • Laser Cutting
  • Paper Duplexing
  • Embossing / Debossing
  • Paper Duplexing


Letterpress Business Cards typically require:

  • PREMIUM Turnaround Time (See chart below)

Turnaround depends on the paper & features selected for your project.

Not sure which category your order falls in to? Feel free to contact our support team.


Basic Products


  • 16pt Matte & Gloss
  • 14pt Uncoated
  • 10pt Linen
  • Rounded Corners
  • Spot UV
(2-4) Business Days*
+ Ship Time

Standard Products


  • Silk & Soft Touch Lamination
  • Raised Spot UV & Raised Foil
  • Hot Foil (Limited)
  • Edge Painting (Limited)
  • 20pt Plastic
  • Some Folding

(2-4) or (5-7) Business Days*
+ Ship Time

Premium Products


  • Exotic Papers
  • Thick Papers
  • Hot Foil (All Colors)
  • Die Cutting
  • Embossing
  • Letterpress Printing
  • Spot Color Printing
  • Edge Painting (All Colors)
  • Metal & Wood
  • 30pt Plastic
  • Custom Folding

15 Business Days*
+ Ship Time

+ Temporary Prints (please ask about pricing)

 * These are Averages based on our previous 12 months of orders.

By policy, we DO NOT GUARANTEE TURNAROUND TIMES - there are simply too many factors outside of our control.

Please note, Ship Time is in addition to Production Time.

If you do have a HARD DEADLINE, please reach out to our customer support before placing your order to confirm feasibility. 

For orders over $250, we offer Temporary Prints to help bridge longer wait times. These are basic 16 pt full color prints that can ship out in 2-3 days.

Art Templates

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What are letterpress business cards?

Letterpress business cards use one of the oldest printing methods, letterpress. Letterpress impresses the paper and adds fine details to any design, unlike digital and offset printing. It makes elegant stationery, wedding invitations, greeting cards, and other paper products.

Digital and litho printing transfer ink from rollers to a flat surface in one step. Letterpress makes several impressions on lightly pressed cardstock using plates. This elevated effect offers a captivating 3D effect. It also highlights texture, like ink "kisses" made with slight pressure.

Its unpredictability makes it appealing. Each print is unique since ink levels change during each run. A hand-made texture is produced. Exceptional! Letterpress printing is also more durable. Even if they fall off a desk, letterpress business cards will last longer.

How to make letterpress business cards

Letterpress business card tips:

Select the suitable material. Choose strong, sturdy paper for your business cards to withstand several printing presses. Heavyweight papers like cotton or bamboo work well. Smooth papers are great for detailed artwork and typography.

2. Design. Most letterpress works require two plates: one to print the design onto the paper, and another to "trap" (a lot) additional ink onto transfer sheets so it doesn't stick to locations on the page where there shouldn't be any ink. Keep your design simple because this extra trapping will take longer to build.

3. Prepare plates. There are several techniques to prepare metal plates for letterpress printing, depending on the printer. Etch metal directly onto zinc plates or polymer-coat thin boards composed of wood, MDF, or polyester resin (also known as offset litho printing). Metal plates are better since they allow you to adjust production runs and save them for later use.

What cardstock is used for letterpress business cards?

Cotton, bamboo, and recycled paper are the most common papers for letterpress business cards. Cotton is costly. Smooth and somewhat textured. Its sumptuous feel and durability allow letterpress printing with great detail. Bamboo paper is thicker than cardstock, making it ideal for letterpress printing with beautiful raised impressions. It's printed differently and eco-friendly. Finally, utilize recyclable paper for business cards. Translucent vellum and kraft papers add intrigue to your cards.

Make sure your material is thick enough so it doesn't warp when printed. Your design won't look crisp and professional when printed on thin cardstock materials.

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