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Relocating to Sacramento!

We’re heading up North to the Sacramento area! Over the next few weeks we will be packing up and shipping out press and materials. These will be set back up in Sac town and we’ll resume taking orders then!


In the meantime, we will regretfully be unable to fulfill any new requests.



Pantone Color of the Year – 2015 – Marsala!

Pantone has announced that PANTONE 18-1438 Marsala is this years color of the year. Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.

The Versatility of Marsala

  • Equally appealing to men and women, Marsala is a stirring and flavorful shade for apparel and accessories, one that encourages color creativity and experimentation
  • Flattering against many skin tones, sultry and subtle Marsala is a great go-to color for beauty, providing enormous highlight for the cheek, and a captivating pop of color for nails, shadows lips and hair.
  • Dramatic and at the same time grounding, the rich and full-bodied red-brown Marsala brings color warmth into home interiors
  • An earthy shade with a bit of sophistication, texture is the story in print and packaging. A matte finish highlights Marsala’s organic nature while adding a sheen conveys a completely different message of glamour and luxury.

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About the PANTONE Color of the Year

The color of the year selection requires careful consideration and, to arrive at the selection, Pantone quite literally combs the world looking for color influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films that are in production, traveling art collections, hot new artists, popular travel destinations and other socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from technology, availability of new textures and effects that impact color, and even upcoming sports events that capture worldwide attention.

Mint Wedding Thanks You Cards

Wedding cards are always such a fun project to take on. In this case, we were working on thank you cards for our own wedding! We wanted our guests to receive something very special a few weeks after our big day to thank them for their attendance & gifts. While our wedding suite was lavender in color, we felt that a fun, mint green letterpress card was perfect for this piece. The wedding card came out lovely & included our wedding mark on the back of the folded card. We kept the letterpress impression light for this project, with the ink just kissing the paper with our custom heart illustration.

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Birth Announcements for the Fink Family

These two-color birth announcements were designed with love to welcome Nora Marie Fink into the world. She arrived on September 21st, 2013 with a smile on her face. First-time parents Nicole & Jon came to LadyBird Letterpress in search of a special, creative way to announce their beautiful baby girl to the world. We worked with new mother Nicole to develop a custom letterpress design.

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Bitcoin Gift Tags

Bitcoin. You can’t turn on the news these day without hearing it mentioned. Ever since learning about and becoming a player in the world of Bitcoin, we of LadyBird Letterpress have been excited with the idea of pressing the Bitcoin logo. This project came into being as a collaboration with Canton Becker of Canton was looking for a new piece to offer as a giveaway with his holiday Bitcoin paper wallet stickers. The design was custom created by LadyBird and printed locally in San Diego, CA.

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