busy bee season…

July 23, 2013 § Leave a comment

Spring and early summer is our busiest time of the year. Oh, not just because we are scrambling to get our inky work done so we can get outside the studio and enjoy the warm New England weather, but because this my friends, is wedding season…which means non-stop crankin’ in the printshop! And this year did not disappoint in the busy bee department! We’ve been a hive of productivity as we’ve created suite after suite of custom designs for the loveliest of couples and feel super fortunate to have done so. So for you, our honeys, here’s a swarm of some of the pictures that we’ve been snappin’ and Instagrammin‘ as we work. And note the new wedding trend we’ve uncovered: octopi! Enjoy ’em…xo1photophoto 1

photophoto 4photo 2

Advertisements

saving dates, making maps, hibernating & ready for spring…

March 15, 2013 § Leave a comment

Where have we been all of February and half of March? Oh, busy doing three things: cranking out custom Save the Dates, making more and more maps, and patiently waiting out the end of a long and snowy New England winter. It’s the letterpress studio’s version of wintertime hibernating…but with pretty much zero lounging and sleeping involved! It now seems that Spring is finally starting to make an appearance and we could not be more pleased, so here are some Instagram pictures of some of what we’ve been busy with during our very snowy, very inky and very busy “hibernation”…enjoy!

Spoon&SailorSpoon&SailorSpoon&Sailor

valentine days…

January 26, 2013 § Leave a comment

Valentine’s day is a favorite of ours as, at least around these parts, it’s chock full of both animals and adorableness. In equal parts of each, please. During the past few weeks ink, animals {in paper form only} and paper have been flying through the presses pretty much non-stop…it’s been lovely and extra cute mess!

So for you, our valentines, here’s some pictures of the pretty pretty process. And as we hate to tease, and especially would hate to tease you, all are now well-stocked in the Spoon&Sailor Etsy shop for your own valentines {or feel free to go local and check the stores that carry our goods in your own neighborhood}. Oh and, happy Valentine’s Day! xo

 

Spoon&Sailor

Spoon&Sailor

& now all on Etsy for you! {etsy.com/shop/spoonandsailor}

& now all on Etsy for you! {etsy.com/shop/spoonandsailor}

lately…

January 13, 2013 § Leave a comment

December flew by in a flash…or rather a very busy blur of both fun & productivity. Our December days were chock full of holiday card printing & shipping, calendar assembly, cooking & eating the best treats, visiting with friends & family, working on new wedding designs, & lots of quality cat time. It has been a busy Winter so far and we are so pleased to welcome 2013 & all of the additional days of “Winter busy” that it will bring! Here’s a bit of our favorite December moments that we captured on Instagram…or just a bit of us lately.

Spoon&Sailor

cranking out a calendar…

November 21, 2012 § Leave a comment

So we finally took the plunge made ourselves {& you} a limited edition 2013 calendar! This turned out to be an even bigger project than we had expected what with fourteen plates for fourteen pages, all of them in one of fourteen different hand-mixed ink colors & most of the pages with a bleed trim…quite a flurry of activity to squeeze in between winter wedding suites & spring save the dates! But, I’m pleased to say that we 100% got ‘er done & are oh-so-very excited about the results.

It’s now all bound & packaged up, even making it over to Craftland in plenty of time for their big bash, is off to a few other retail locations in the next week & is of course well-stocked in our Etsy shop…where it’s already been selling like hotcakes which has made our inky kitchen staff quite pleased. So like any proud new parent, we’d like to show off pictures of our pretty new baby, so here are some process shots that we Instagram-ed during production & you can see the final product right here! Enjoy ’em…xo

 

a nouveau nouveau…

August 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

Well, the research phase {seen here two posts back} has ended, & a new Art Nouveau & Arts & Crafts inspired suite ran through the presses this past week. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the process shots that were Instagrammed along the way…enjoy!

tiny trimming truths…

July 13, 2012 § 2 Comments

Around here we are firm believers in the fact that it’s the little things in this world that that are pretty much always far more complicated than they would seem to be…both in & out of the printshop. So in this vein, we decided to share with you a mini sneak peek into the type of complexity that is hiding within what-would-seem-to-be a very simple thing: a full bleed print {where the image &/or text goes all the way to the edge of the sheet} here at Spoon&Sailor. Oh, & feel free to ask questions as this is a quite abbreviated photo-story of the process!

we print the piece with the bleed extending beyond the final page size…

…then with a very sharp pencil & a very trusty ruler, we connect the corner crop marks on the top sheet to serve as a guide, because with every cut, we lose a set of crop marks…

…& then, on to the guillotine!

if you look at the ends of the trim, you can see the crop marks are cut right in half…which is a GOOD thing!

yup, right in half.

two cuts down, many more to go…

…bleed trim beauty shot…

…final cut…

…et finis!

{celebratory cat nap}

Where Am I?

You are currently browsing entries tagged with behind the scenes at spoon&sailor.

%d bloggers like this: