Inspiration Served, Beautiful Letterpress Business Cards

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Letterpress, A Popular Design Trend

It’s no secret around here, that I like letterpress design, and think that it’s a growing trend (and it would seem that I’m not alone on that. I even wrote a tutorial on how to achieve the look in Photoshop. Around the design community, you can also find a tutorial on how to create the look using CSS, and plenty of letterpress design inspiration.

Armed with my fascination for this style, I combed gallery sites for business cards that showcased beautiful letterpress designs. The result is the fabulous collection featured below. Enjoy!

Wendy Torello

David Burke

chocolate Maker's Studio


Koodoz Design

Caroline Myers

Simple Bits

Real Card Company

Ben Webster


Richard E Smith




Final Thoughts

These cards were found at Card Observer, Creattica – Business Cards, and Flickr – Business Cards. What are your thoughts on this style of business card? Which ones are your favorite?

About the Author

Andrew is a primary contributer for MyInkBlog. He is a full time web developer for Niagara University. When he's not working there, he's a blogger, twitter'er, wordpress'er, silverstripe advocate, blessed father and husband.

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  • designvore

    Indeed, letterpress has become quite trendy lately in business cards and some designers really use its full potential. This list is representative of what can be seen around the web concernign this letterpress trend!
    .-= designvore´s last blog ..3D Tea =-.

  • Ben

    photosho pcs4 ‘s design brought the letterpress craze i think its way over used and over already –imho
    .-= Ben ´s last blog ..Weekly freebies : 215 + Professional Photoshop Plugins to enhance your workflow =-.

  • Vonnie

    I love letterpress, and think these are some great examples of how it can be used. It’s really a beautiful form of printing.
    .-= Vonnie ´s last blog ..VM_DesigNut: Inspiration Served, Beautiful Letterpress Business Cards =-.

  • Antonea Nabors

    Nice collection Andrew. I have a weak spot for letterpress.
    .-= Antonea Nabors´s last blog ..Australia, it’s nothing like the movie =-.

  • Dicky

    Really nice business cards collection here!
    .-= Dicky´s last blog ..15 Great jQuery Plugins For Better Table Manipulation =-.

  • Roberto Blake

    Letterpress is certainly interesting, I’ve been fascinated with it for quite a while, nice to see it making a come back.
    .-= Roberto Blake´s last blog ..Interview With Digital Artist Alena Lazareva =-.

  • Luis Lopez

    A lot of inspiration and now I think that, some years before I didn’t like the letter press effect, but I think now because is a real trend I like them.
    .-= Luis Lopez´s last blog ..1000 Colorful Business Cards Giveaway =-.

  • Japanese Business Cards

    Absolutely beautiful examples are on display here. Thanks.

  • Tuts King

    Cool. :) I love the circle one. Wouldn’t it be something if the card wasn’t rectangular but a circle also!?

  • Giulio

    I’ve had already seen Wendy Torello’s one and liekd it a bunch.

    Though, Robert Smith’s is one of my new favourites!

  • CMYK

    Nice inspiration!!! Thankssss

  • Ajay

    Nice collection ! Thanks Andrew
    .-= Ajay´s last blog ..5 Steps to Write Better Css =-.

  • Vitezslav Valka

    I love these! Does anybody know where they make the emboss effect for a fair price? Europe if possible.. ;-)

  • zafar

    That are really great designs. For me this is a new and innovative way of designing business cards. I have started thinking designing my own business card using any one design posted above. :)

  • Bruce

    Hi, was visiting your blog for something else entirely but found this and have to say I’m a letterpress fan. Thought you might like to take a look at the Willow Wood guys – not everybody’s taste I guess but I’ve not seen anything like it else where.

    Love the blog – thanks!

  • Richelle

    Love the collection of examples of letterpress.. .i still think it has such a timeless look to it and definitely works with certain subject matters… it just adds an extra pizaazzz.. wonder where I could get it done here in Toronto?
    .-= Richelle´s last blog ..Top 10 things I can’t quite design without … well it would be harder! =-.

  • michelle giacomazza

    Great card designs!
    Also check out:

  • MirPrint

    Letterpress is awesome. My favorite one of the examples is the “ben webster” card.

  • Peter Fraterdeus

    Be sure to check out our letterpress website at!




  • Photography Business Card

    Yes letterpress can really make a business card stand out. It seems they are becoming very popular these days but they’re still considered cutting edge in most design circles.

    Some people don’t like them though because they’re too expensive. I always tell them there are better ways to scrimp on costs than saving $10 to buy generic business cards. First impressions count!

  • anna

    i like the look of them but finding places to get them done is one hell of a trick

    –Anna Bananna
    ΩCustom Business Cards

  • BestBusinessCards

    So true, they not only look nice, but feel great in your hand as well, exactly the kind of impression you want to represent you.

    Finding letterpress printers locally is not the easiest task though. I guess because the demand for such quality prints is not there in enough numbers to support the business.

    Thanks to internet Letterpress lives on !!!

  • Money Drop Business Cards

    Very unique. A good business cards can always give a great first impression. Make it your best always and it will not get thrown away.

  • Cheapshock

    Outstanding letterheads list as well as good inspiration. The letterhead of the company can be stand for how care of business in every detail. Thanks for nice list.

  • Ethan Jones

    A very professional looking business card is really very important in promoting your business. It makes good impression among customers.:~:

  • Brooke Morris

    A very professional looking business card is really very important in promoting your business. It makes good impression among customers.`.’

  • Jake

    It’s not just a trend! It’s been in style forever. letterpressed business cards are just awesome like that :D