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The Qualities of Letterpress Paper

Inspired by craftsmanship and the tiny details, the choice of paper is paramount to quality letterpress printing. Read More →

Our Letterpress Process

From a digital file to the final packaging, this short, fast paced video gives you a glimpse of the process we go through to produce our letterpress printed calling cards at Hoban Cards. Read More →

The Business Cards of American Psycho

Over the years of designing and printing business cards and calling cards, there is one famous card that is referenced time and time again. This card’s celebrity status comes from a three-minute movie scene and is visible for about four seconds, yet it has become one of our most requested cards. It is, of course, Paul Allen’s Pierce & Pierce business card from the 2000 horror/thriller film, American Psycho. Read More →

A Guide to the Modern Letterpress Calling Card

At Hoban Cards, we hope to re-introduce the historical concept of the calling card as a much-needed token of authenticity. Read More →

The Difference Between Font and Typeface

Terminology surrounding typography has morphed and found its place in our modern day vernacular. The terms "typeface" and "font" are used interchangeably today, but how did we get there? Read More →

Profile: Hilary McCandless-Beard

Hilary McCandless-Beard lives in Colorado Springs and creates stunning minimal ceramic tableware. Her work immediately caught my eye when we created some calling cards for her a couple years ago. Read More →

Profile: Sarah McCarry

Sarah McCarry is a writer who's released three novels. She's written for The New York Times Book Review, Glamour, and Refinery29.com, among others. She also works on her own publication called Guillotine – an erratically published chapbook series Read More →

2018 Newsletter Drawing

If you are a newsletter subscriber, you're automatically entered into our 2018 monthly drawing for a $100 gift certificate. After subscribing, there are other ways to increase your chances of winning. Here are some simple steps: Read More →

Meet Our Letterpresses

Over the last 7 years we've collected 4 letterpresses, ranging in manufacturing years from 1902-1970. Each press has a special use in our shop and a unique story of how we acquired them. Read More →

Customer Rewards Program

Today we are announcing a simple customer rewards program that automatically credits your account balance with 5% back on each order! Read More →

Profile: Adam Mason

Adam Mason travels the world as a wedding and event photographer, capturing moments for happy couples, people he meets on the road, and big names like Tesla and Facebook alike. Adam is also a past client of ours, and today we’re talking to him about working as a freelance photographer, letterpress printing, and podcasting. Read More →

Profile: The Dogist

If you're a dog lover, you might already be a fan of Elias Weiss Friedman, better known as, The Dogist. Working primarily in New York City, he documents the varied and spectacular dogs who live there. His portraits are taken at dog's eye view and have captured the faces of thousands of dogs over the past few years. Read More →

Calling Cards and Visiting Cards: A Brief History

Calling cards, also called visiting cards, visiting tickets, or compliments cards, originated in their paper and ink form in France in the 18th century and their popularity quickly spread across Europe and the United Kingdom. Read More →

Hoban Cards Affiliate Program

In the past, we've had many customers ask us how they can spread the word, or further support Hoban Cards. Today we're announcing an affiliate program that allows Hoban Cards' customers an opportunity to earn commission by sharing a link. Read More →