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Spiffy Press Custom Designs Letterpress Business Stationery For Best-Selling Author Deborah Harkness

Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) October 10, 2013

Spiffy Press, a graphic design and letterpress printing studio that focuses solely on custom design, creates business stationery for best-selling author Deborah Harkness’ book tour.

The complete, custom-designed stationery suite includes: business card, letterhead, second sheet, envelope, mailing label, note card, bookplate and a New Year’s greeting card. The ensemble was replicated in two colors: blue for use in the U.K., red for the U.S. Both versions use a touch of metallic ink in a transparent base to give the Ouroboros snake a little shadow-of-the-night glow.

The large stationery set was required for Harkness’ book tour last year. The USC Europe and science history teacher created the The All Souls Trilogy, including A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night, which have found their place on the New York Times Best-Seller List, with Witches slated for a movie deal.

"Deborah’s love of wine and 17th century history, including study of magic and science in Europe, was an excellent platform to research her logo graphics," said Scott Wallin, Owner and Graphic Designer/Printer, Spiffy Press. "Everything from the fonts to imagery was inspired by the era and the books’ storylines."

Wallin hand-mixed custom inks, then hand-printed the stationery system on a Vandercook 219 letterpress. Each piece uses eco-friendly, tree-free Crane’s Lettra 100% cotton paper in various weights. Hand-finishing details include: rounded corners, scoring, folding and 3M adhesive on the bookplates.

About Spiffy Press

Spiffy Press custom designs and prints letterpress business stationery, business cards, personal stationery, wedding and party invitations and announcements.

Established in 2008 with the purchase of a Vandercook 219 letterpress, Spiffy Press broadened graphic designer Scott Wallin’s capabilities. A California Institute of the Arts graduate, Scott has been art directing and designing for over 25 years.

Scott’s letterpress wedding invitations and business stationery have been published in The Power of Paper in Graphic Design (Rockport); and Creative Edge, Letterhead + Business Card Design (North Light Books). His letterpress designs have been featured on The Beauty of Letterpress, The Knack, Orange Beautiful and Greetings, Inc. Magazine.

Visit and the Spiffy Press Blog to see the complete Harkness project.

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