What You Need to Know: Vintage Kraft

In honor of Earth Day, MorningPrint placed our Vintage Kraft cards on a 15% off promotion for the month of April.

We know April is almost at an end, but we were still feeling inspired by this particular card and wanted to share with you all why love this card.

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If you look up Vintage Kraft on our website you already know the following:
Environmentally Friendly
Finishing Options: Foil Accents. Press Embossing (one side only), Rounded Corner, Laser Cutting, Raised Ink, Punched

Now time for some specific information that you may not know.

Vintage Kraft is made of recycled paper, that is why it is environmentally friendly. That is also the reason why you can sometimes feel a little bit of a hairy texture when you hold the cards in your hand. Because of it’s environmentally friendliness, it is the favorite pick for people and organizations who work to take care of our planet.
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And do not think that because this stock is made of recycled paper that it is not durable. On the contrary, it is quite strong. Remember, we offer Press Embossing and Foil Accents (which are stamped) for this type of paper. This is a good combination in general because when printing, the machine can press/stamp the emboss and foil at once.

With that being said, MorningPrint’s favorite finishing effect for Vintage Kraft stock  is Laser Cutting? Yes it really is. We love how the paper burns a little from the laser cutting the design. It gives it either an antique or edgy effect, depending on your design. It is not a design combination we see often.

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Business Cards by MorningPrint

One of the other positive attributes associated with Vintage Kraft is that it is an economical paper. You get a stock that will make you and your business stand out for a good price. You can’t beat that!

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Happy Earth Day again everybody!

March Design of the Month 2017

with Name: Sarah Williams

Company Name: Sky Williams Photography

Website: www.skywilliamsphotography.com

Email: sawphotos@me.com

Order Details: Sumo Nouveau Paper, Blind Press Debossing- Oversized

 

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Q : Briefly tell us about your company, and its history. What kind of services you offer?

A: My business was officially established in 2016, but really, the history of my business is ultimately the history of my personal development. I’ve had a camera in my hands since I was in the single digits and have photographed everything I could. I’ve shot weddings, events, headshots, food, portraits, artwork, everything you can think of to broaden my skills and to find what style of photography makes my heart sing. While I developed my skills as a photographer, I simultaneously discovered my love for an active life lived outdoors. I’ve taken up backpacking, climbing, trail running and continue to explore every outdoor activity possible. Somewhere in all of that I have narrowed my path of work into two categories. The first is brand building. I create content for businesses, start-ups, and individuals who are looking to visually represent what they do. This work is typically used for social media and community outreach. The second is simply, storytelling. I create series of work that tell the stories of people, products, and ideas. I focus on outdoor activities, exploring, and adventure.

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Instagram: @sarahskyann

Q : Your design inspires us, what inspires you?

A: I am inspired by passionate people who trade comfort and routine for discomfort and discovery. I am inspired by generosity, authenticity, and kindness. I am inspired by the earth’s wilderness and magic.

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Q : We love your design, it is simple, bold, and playful while still being simple. How did you come up with this design / concept?

A: I worked with a friend named Sarah Rose Andrew (http://www.sarahroseandrew.com) who is an incredible freelance graphic designer to help bring the vision of my brand to life. We worked on this design for a couple months with many revisions and additions. It came together quite naturally. She suggested taking a hand-drawn, outdoorsy approach and I completely agreed. The mountains were not initially a part of the design. We played around with making the letters of my last name into mountains because the line work suggested a landscape, and it just made sense to incorporate my favorite natural feature into the design, completing the landscape theme. 

Being a photographer, using an image on the card would have made sense, but I wanted a more general and timeless feel. I wanted a design that represented more of who I am as a person, than a single image would suggest. My work varies, but my personality doesn’t. I wanted a design that would work for the next few years as my business develops. 

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Q:  You embossed a design that looks like wood grains. What made you go this route as oppose to printing a wood grain instead?

A: I always like there to be a little something extra, a little added depth if you will. So I knew I wanted to utilize the embossing option. It adds to the design without taking away from the simplicity. It is actually the contour lines of a topographic map representing the west side approach to the summit of Mt. Whitney (the highest summit in the contiguous U.S). It’s a special place to me as it was the grounds for much of my personal development as a human, and as a photographer. I absolutely loved the idea of incorporating that extra piece of me, and my story, into my card.

Q: What made you choose a navy color for the background?

A: “Navy is a common representation of confidence and power as well as intelligence, stability, and professionalism. Blue, in all of its hues, shades and tints, is the most frequent color found in nature and being a travel and nature photographer, I wanted to have that association.” –Sarah Rose, designer

In working with Sarah, we explored a couple color options but I decided this shade of navy worked best for the design. It’s natural and comforting, and in my line of adventure photography, comfort is a rare commodity but is something I want my clients to feel. With me, they are taken care of.

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Q : What made you choose the Sumo Nouveau? Have you considered any stocks or options for future orders?

A: “As for the stock choice, that was moreso informed by the design and production choices of the debossing technique utilized. However, I’m always drawn to thick, textured, heavy paper because it’s much more substantial and your logo and business cards are the face of your company. It’s the first thing people see and develop their 3 second impression on so it’s important to make it stand out and memorable. “ –Sarah Rose, designer

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Q: How was your experience with Morning Print? Anything you’d like to see us add in the future?

A: I had a great experience with Morning Print. Prompt replies, excellent personalized customer service, and easy website navigation. I am very pleased with the fabrication of my cards. I will be recommending their services without a doubt.

Finishing Option Spotlight

Blind Press Embossing

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Blind Press Embossing is the newest rage within the design community. It’s a subtle yet striking way to add a unique touch to business cards. Worried about the embossing effecting the opposite side of the card? Try our sumo nouveau. It’s a 32 pt card, since it’s fairly thick, the opposite side of the card won’t be effected.

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Designer’s Tip

1.)We’ve been getting a lot of questions about adding white ink to our business cards. Since the paper stock is white, there is no need for white ink. In order to have a portion of your card white, please leave the portion empty so that the white paper will serve as the “white ink”

2.) Are you thinking of getting raised ink? Since our raised ink is clear, you can apply the raised ink to any color of your design. The raised ink my darken the color a bit, but it will not drastically change the color

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FAQ

You asked, we have answers.

Q: Where is the printing done/ why is shipping costs so expensive?

A: All of our printing is done in Seoul, South Korea so the shipping costs are reflected in the price.

Q: I’ve already submitted my order but my order is incorrect, can I still make changes?

A: If you realize you had made a mistake, please call our customer center at (714)673-6965, if you can not reach us please email us at the customer center. We will try our best to help you out, but once your order starts printing there are no changes that can be made.

Q: What is your refund policy? 

A: All sales are final. Due to the nature of our business, we process all print ready jobs as soon as receive them. No refunds are available on orders unless files have been sent to press and cancellation is requested at the same business days. A cancellation fee will be applied.

Q: Can i get a proof?

A:

By placing an orderwith MorningPrint the client agrees that no proof will be provided. MorningPrint does not have a a physical proofing system as we are running a CMYK offset printing service, it is “gang” printing, so we cannot print 1 or 2 proofs, the minimum we can print is 200qty based on the stock you are selecting. Because of our low factory pricing many of our clients choose to print the minimum of 200 as a test run. Your design itself is considered the digital proof. Uploaded files / designs created using our tools can be viewed in your cart before check out and after check out in your order history. Screen view of design may differ from final product. Screen view cannot show transparency, or finishing options as the final product can display.

Price Quote!

Are you interested in a business card design and want a quote? We can help you! On our website we have an instant price generator for all our clients to use.

  • Go to our website and simply click “prices”or click this link https://www.morningprint.com/main/prices.php

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From there, you will be prompted with a box where you will fill in your information.

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After you fill out the information needed, the price will be generated.

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It’s as simple as that! If you don’t see the option for you design, get in contact with us via the customer center on our website!

 

 

 

February Design of the Month

Name- Ashley Brammer

Company Name- House of Hue

Website- HouseofHue.tv

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Q:  Could you please provide a brief history of your company and the type of services you offer?

A: House of Hue is actually a brand new full service digital design house producing graphics for US television groups and corporate clients. The founder has been designing for RockWaterFarm for over a decade and is excited to have them as one of our first official clients.

 

Q : Your design is subtle but eye catching at the same time, can you go through your design process with us?

A:For this we wanted our cards to reflect the materials that RockWaterFarm uses everyday, simple and strong elements that work together for a beautiful exterior. 

 

Q : You chose to apply the “Raised Ink” finishing to add texture to your card, why not go with another finishing option such as embossing?

A: I choose the raised ink actually just because it was a new technique that I had been wanting to try out. Its actually the main reason I choose MorningPrint. I wanted the design to be about texture and how it plays such a big part in the look and feel of a project. Being able to feel the texture of the slate card in your hand captures both the visual and tactile senses and holds longer with the client.

 

Q: What made you opt for the rounded corners?

A: We choose the rounded corners to again reflect the stone, like a rock you hold in your hand, no sharp corners but rounded with time and experience.

 

Q:Did you consider other stock options or was it always going to be Heavy Silky Matte paper for you from the start?

A:For me it was always the heavy silk matte, I like the feeling of quality from the heavier papers.

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Q : How did you find MorningPrint and what led you to decide to use us for your printing needs?

A: I actually found MorningPrint while scouring the internet for a printer that would do the pvc texture printing. And I am so glad we found you!

 

Q : How has your experience with MorningPrint been thus far?

A: Great! Beautiful quality and always arrives faster than expected.

 

Q : Any other thoughts or suggestions you would like MorningPrint to know?

A: Nothing yet, but I’ll let you know if anything comes up!

January Design of the Month

Name- Andrew Lockhart, Owner & Creative Director

Company Name- Rockhart Clothing

Website- rockhartclothing.com

Social Media Links- Instagram, Twitter

rockhart-logo-pin-3.jpgQ:  Could you please provide a brief history of your company and the type of services you offer?

Rockhart is a lifestyle brand that combines the essence of Rock & Roll and the iconography of classic video games into an authentic expression of an amplified 8-bit lifestyle. We provide high quality products to people who love head banging and button mashing.

Q : You chose the black paper stock, which can be challenging to use since it can’t have ink printed on them, but you managed to make it look amazing, can you walk us through your design process?

It really boils down to designing with the limitations and advantages of your chosen medium in mind. Taking advantage of additional finishing details, like embossing to create texture, also help elevate the final printed piece.

Q : What purpose was the card designed for?

These cards are used as backing cards for our various enamel pin designs, all of which are available at rockhartclothing.com.

Q: What made you choose to emboss the cards rather than use another finishing option such as raised ink?

I really wanted to add some texture behind where the pins would attach, but a lot more subtle than foil or glossy ink. Embossing helped achieve that detail in a really nice way.

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Q: Did you consider other stock options or was it always going to be black paper for you from the start? 

I designed with the black paper in mind as I wanted a dark background to help my product to really pop.

Q : How did you find MorningPrint and what led you to decide to use us for your printing needs?

A friend sent me a link to your site about 5 years ago, and I’ve been printing large and small jobs with you ever since.

Q : How has your experience with MorningPrint been thus far?

Overall very positive, and I’ve recommended your services to fellow designers and business owners.