Cara Underwood
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  • Los Angeles, CA
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Do you handle digital printing for clients, if asked?
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I often have clients ask if I will quote part of a wedding suite as letterpress and the other part digital. Do others do this? I feel that it takes away from my core business esp. since it can be…Continue

Tags: digital, digital_printing, client_relations, client

Started this discussion. Last reply by Diana Keller Mar 29.

Gold Foil Edging
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Does anyone do gold foil edging in their shop? I'm looking to outsource this part of my project. If so, please send your pricing to cara@underwoodletterpress.com. Thanks!Continue

Tags: card, business, edge, foil, gold

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marion Apr 29.

Corner Rounder

Does anyone have tips for corner rounding? I have a manual machine, but can't seem to get perfection! I am considering an electric rounder. I'd also like to be able to edge painted rounded piece, but…Continue

Started Jan 13

Outsource envelope liners
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Greetings ladies! Has anyone found a resource for outsourcing the production of envelope liners? Or, do you have a favorite machine/technique for getting the liners cut efficiently?Thanks! CaraContinue

Tags: wedding, envelope liner, liner

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marion Apr 29.

 

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Marion replied to Cara Underwood's discussion Outsource envelope liners
"If you are just looking for the liner production, an idea would be to see with a local printer who make die-cutting. Also you could do it with letterpress presses that are equiped for this technique, just need the punch. If it's for standard…"
Apr 29
Marion replied to Cara Underwood's discussion Gold Foil Edging
"I'm interesting to know if it's easy to do it myself... I've seen lot of projects with these beautiful edge foiling but no ways to do it without using a hot foil machine like this one : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viPyAEAZOEs Does…"
Apr 29
Cara Underwood replied to Cara Underwood's discussion Gold Foil Edging
"I ended up usig Private Stock Gilding & Beveling in NY and the cards looked great."
Apr 14
Tiffany Smith replied to Cara Underwood's discussion Gold Foil Edging
"Did you get an answer or did you end up doing it yourself?"
Apr 14
Diana Keller replied to Cara Underwood's discussion Do you handle digital printing for clients, if asked?
"I've done that as well- in fact, the job I am working on has both digital (ink jet) and letterpress components. I've seen it called a variety of things; I've settled on calling it hybrid. It is time consuming and mine was a pain, as I…"
Mar 29
Kristy Bulson replied to Cara Underwood's discussion Do you handle digital printing for clients, if asked?
"I do combinations of digital printing/letterpress printing. I just finished an eight piece wedding suite with five letterpress pieces and three digital pieces. Well, ink jet pieces. I find that my ink jet can get a close color match and digital…"
Mar 22
Cara Underwood replied to Cara Underwood's discussion Do you handle digital printing for clients, if asked?
"Thanks everyone!"
Mar 14
Kristina Hopkins replied to Cara Underwood's discussion Do you handle digital printing for clients, if asked?
"While I don't print so much anymore, I design invites from time to time and I offer letterpress/digital printing combos to brides who want to save a little bit of money. The color matching is a bit of a pain, especially if it's running on…"
Mar 14
Val Lucas replied to Cara Underwood's discussion Do you handle digital printing for clients, if asked?
"I do offer this, but I work at a digital print shop so I'm in complete control of color, stock, timing etc. We keep the 90# Lettra Digital in stock at work so I can run the digital portion on the same paper as the letterpress portion most of…"
Mar 11
Danielle Ameling replied to Cara Underwood's discussion Do you handle digital printing for clients, if asked?
"I get this question a lot as well. I work with a couple of different local printers for things that I can't do in my shop, but I focus most of my efforts on pushing the letterpress work. Especially with wedding invites, I find a lot of brides…"
Feb 21
Cara Underwood replied to Cara Underwood's discussion Do you handle digital printing for clients, if asked?
"Thanks for the input! I wouldn't want to lose a job over it, so it's helpful to hear your experience. "
Feb 21
Kseniya: Thomas-Printers replied to Cara Underwood's discussion Do you handle digital printing for clients, if asked?
"Hi Cara, I'm interested what others do as well . . . I will sell digital printing as long as the project also includes a letterpress component. I mark up the digital printer's prices to cover the time I spend ordering, picking up, color…"
Feb 21
Cara Underwood posted a discussion

Do you handle digital printing for clients, if asked?

I often have clients ask if I will quote part of a wedding suite as letterpress and the other part digital. Do others do this? I feel that it takes away from my core business esp. since it can be very time consuming to color check with a printer, etc. However, I don't want to turn away business. Any thoughts or tips?See More
Feb 21
Cara Underwood posted a discussion

Gold Foil Edging

Does anyone do gold foil edging in their shop? I'm looking to outsource this part of my project. If so, please send your pricing to cara@underwoodletterpress.com. Thanks!See More
Feb 16
Cara Underwood replied to Bianca Mascorro's discussion Foil edging / gilt edging
"Sorry to hear it was a disaster! I'll let you know if I find anyone."
Feb 16
Cara Underwood replied to Bianca Mascorro's discussion Foil edging / gilt edging
"Hi Bianca, Did you end up using Hodgins? I'm looking to outsource foil edging and can't find any local shops. Any tips would be great!!"
Feb 16

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Make/model of press(es)?
12x18 C&P
Press or Business Name
Underwood Letterpress
Website:
http://www.underwoodletterpress.com
Printing for How Long?
Since 2005
Services Offered in Addition to Letterpress?
Vintage postage
Apprentices or Interns Welcome?
Absolutely
About Me:
www.underwoodletterpress.com/about

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At 10:18am on October 25, 2013, Jessica C. White said…

Hi Cara,
Welcome to Ladies of Letterpress! Please feel free to use this site to communicate with the rest of the LoLP community - you are welcome to join or start a conversation in the forum, post photos or videos, and use this site to keep in touch with printerfriends.

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Jessica and Kseniya

 
 
 

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