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grande design + small-batch letterpress a design studio with a collaborative approach. a print shop with an eye for craftsmanship in place of perfectionism. we love pattern and perspective. we honor history with modern technology. we heart handmade and live for a story well woven. we use { and re-use } every last scrap.


BirdDog Press clientele trust the creative process and believe in the pricelessness of making a great first impression. Our offerings are an ecclectic, collaborative approach to graphic design, bookbinding, social stationery, announcements, invitations, self-promotions, business collateral, boutique packaging & also includes a line of readymade and personalized designs for retail. We do all of this with a commitment to sustainability in every step of the process.

Custom letterpress projects typically start in the $300 range. If your print job requires a more in depth estimate, please specify a project due date and provide us with the following information to describe your inquiry: 1} what level of the design process will the bdp be involved? 2} what are the sizes and quantities of the pieces to be printed? 3} how many colors will be printed? 4} what type of paper does your job require? 5} will finishing services - folding, embellishing, binding - be needed?

Our paper offerings are based on availability of sizes and shapes, quality, eco-friendly qualities and their reception to the impression of the letterpress printing process. Combinations are endless. From fancy to alternative from local to european, we offer recycled, tree-free, plantable, cutsom handmade, cotton, linen, bamboo, wood veneer, ultra thick, brightly colored, finely textured and duplexed papers.

handmade human-powered

alternative energy

reduced, reused recycled

tree-free pulp


Letterpress is a labor of love and a hands-on intensive process. Each piece is hand-fed individually, one at a time and is considered by us to be a tiny work of art. What started as a serious penchant for pen and paper, a little design studio in the digital age, with a more tactile experience grew. Feathered with more than 13 years of design expertise in our cap, the BirdDog Press began spreading its wings into letterpress printing, bookbinding and a handmade approach. It all starts with a tete 책 tete. We listen to your ideas and offer a few inspirations from materials in our studio to help focus your vision. Next comes a proposal of design concepts with an estimate price, and a 50% retainer. We will refine the design drafts as a collaborative effort. When a final design has been approved, a schedule for press time is set and materials are ordered for your custom project.


design : 1 to 4 weeks ordering : 7 to 10 days printing : 5 to 7 days finishing : 7 to 14 days shipping : 3 to 5 days

average timeline

dixipeach

creek

smoky

jonquil

cantaloupe

seersucker

scarlet

skillet

bird egg

okra

iris

sweettea

kudzu

dogwood

puddin’

jadeite

lake

clementine

huckleberry

honeydew

peony

julep

derby

watermelon

Our palette is inspired by the colorful southern culture experienced growin’ up below the MasonDixon line, smack-dab in the buckle of the bible belt. Y’all ain’t never heard of a jonquil? (well, you might call ‘em Daffodils, but either way, it’s a nice shade of “yeller”)


This pricing structure is a good start for estimating cost on the print side of your project using in-stock papers. Because each job is customized to you and paper options affect the basis, expect some variation and let this be your ballpark figure guide. 1-color

100

250

500

1000

2-color

tiny

155

225

275

355

add $75

^ think business cards, calling cards, coasters … no envelopes

310

petite

380

420

550

add $115

^ such as thank yous, greetings, personal stationery … and the like

happy mediums

345

395

445

600

add $145

grande

425

485

545

710

add $175

^ perfect for invitations, announcements, self-promotions … ephemera, etc.

envelopes

simple return address printing is an additonal $50 specialty design printed envelope add $125

Design fees $55 per hour Additional Revisions $45 per round Plate fees start from $35 and 69¢ per square inch Press Set Up $125 Consecutive Press Runs $50 each Color Change Press Runs $75 each Custom ink mixes are $25

add $75

Custom Wax seals start at $39 Bindery Services $35 per hour Paper Duplexing starts at $75 Hand-Lining of envelopes $1.29 ea. Embellishments start at 99¢ ea. Printed sample packet $11 Paper swatches 50¢ each


founded by

family hound

Back before our trusty Chandler & Price Platen press was unloaded into the studio with a heavy iron thud, we rescued a puppy from Quebec. We named her Siler, but as a German Shorthaired Pointer, our family endearingly called her by the generic term for any hunting breed – “bird dog”. Later, when we rescued the century old press and put it to work, well, the moniker just rolled off the tongue.

allisonbozeman proprietress

birddog trainer/mompreneur/visual communicator/paper hound/ aesthetic aficionado/letterpress pixie/eco green fiend/ woodtype worshiper/indie ink siren/vintage fabric vixen /collaboration connoisseur/ creative maven/handmaiden

email : woof@birddogpress.com call : 303.819.2392 visit : 324 main street write : post office box 496 lyons colorado 80540


Design + Letterpress Guide / BirdDog Press