Popularly referred to as Letterpress, our cotton cards give an old world feel. Unlike traditional letterpress cards, we achieve this effect with print and debossing.
Printing full coverage or large areas on our cotton cards will result in an uneven distribution of ink, due to absorbency of the cotton stock. This means that when the ink is applied, it seeps into the stock, and the color can be more saturated in certain areas, almost giving it a subtle watercolor effect.
The ink does not bleed outside where printed, but it is unevenly distributed in the sections applied. This uneven distribution can also be used to intentionally add character to your cards! If this isn’t the effect you are looking for, we recommend going with one of our other stocks, such as silk or suede.
Our cotton stock is a 3 layer, 45pt card.