OFFICIAL OPENING

We are Celebrating our Official Opening by hosting a competition.

Calling all Artists, Designers and Hobbyists…

To coincide with Culture Night 2017 we are offering a free letterpress print run to the winning design! All you have to do is send us your artwork in a format that will best translate to letterpress. Any design deemed the most suitable will be selected & printed with our Heidelberg ‘Windmill’ Letterpress. To enter, please send a dropbox link (or similar) of your design to info@pinch.ie (Please keep your artwork within 5mb) Please send your artwork as a PDF in A5 size with crop marks & bleed (preferably vector artwork but raster elements can be included). Gradients are not advised for letterpress but if it’s completely necessary then please supply images with a screen dot of at most 60 lpi. (Finer detail will not hold on the plate, See image for example)

 

Please separate your colours into pantone referenced layers. (Solid Line art works best, but not large Solid areas!) The plate will swell slightly during plate production which will give a bolder appearance to fonts and fine lines. Letterpress plates require at least 1 point in thickness for fine lines, fonts and negative spaces. Only then will they hold or show on the plate during platemaking and printing. Also, please ensure negative or counter spaces are large enough so they will not fill in. Closing date is Thursday 21st September.

The winning design will be announced on Culture Night 22nd September 2017 in our studio at 27 Catherine Street between 8-9pm

 

Official Opening of our New Studio