Color Box Design & Letterpress

9021 Angora Street
United States
As a child my family always made things. My mom made our clothes, my dad made his own water well drilling rig, I guess I thought that was what everyone did - so I made things. Then went to college and majored in graphic design and designed things. But what I love about letterpress is that you actually make the finished produect from start to finish. It's quite the sense of accomplishment. I've been honing my craft of letterpress printing on my 2 Vandercook 4 presses. The ability to produce my own designs and illustrations. paired with the 3-dimensional feel of letterpress is wonderful. I love working with brides and event planners to make a special invitation to set the tone for the couple's special day.
2012 calendar
2012 calendar
Welcome to Texas
Welcome to Texas
Brooke wedding invitation
Brooke wedding invitation
Cutshall wedding invitation
Cutshall wedding invitation
Interview with Rhonda from Color Box Design & Letterpress
When did you start letterpress printing?: 
What do you like best about letterpress printing?: 
The ability to take see my designs through to the finished product. Having the control to make subtle changes on press, and of course the tactile feel of letterpress.
What inspires you?: 
Most of my inspiration comes from nature. But, basically anything I see on a day to day basis can creep into my work.
Which press(es), ink & paper do you usually use?: 
Vandercook 4 presses and 100% cotton Lettra is my favorite paper. Love nice thick soft papers.
How would you describe your artwork?: 
My work is really pretty eclectic, I love so many different styles and influences. The thing I love to do most is hear from a couple about how they envision their wedding day and then take that information and come up with something that captures them. Then I also have some brides that look at some of my invitations that I offer as a ready made design and find the perfect thing for them already in existence, which works just as well. Or maybe we need to make a few tweaks to tailor the invitation to them a little.
What kind of products do you create?: 
I have/will create just about anything having to do with paper including but not limited to wedding invitations, programs, save the dates, favor tags, amenity guides, labels, social invitations, artwork, greeting cards, calendars, notecards, gift tags ....
Do you offer custom work?: 
Where can we buy your products?:
Do you offer workshops? If yes, what kind of?: 
Is there anything you wished you had known as a beginner?: 
I'm luck in Dallas to have quite a few letterpress friends, so I've always had a good network of people to ask for advice and share tips with.
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