3421 W POTOMAC AVE  CHICAGO IL 60651

Shop: 773.489.6951  Stacey: 312.320.9700 
E-mail: hello@steracle.com 
by appointment only


© Copyright 2015 Steracle Press (an obsolete word for spectacle or show). 

THE DESIGN PROCESS

LET'S TALK
We’ll start with a free consultation where we’ll discuss the event, your tastes and ideas (either in person or by phone). You’ll see samples of our work, papers, ink colors, typefaces... Then we’ll give you an accurate estimate based on what we talk about. If the estimate looks good and you want to proceed with Steracle Press, we’ll take a deposit of 50% and begin the design phase. 

Once we have the green light, Steracle will spend roughly 3-4 weeks working on 3 to 5 distinct designs that will then be emailed in pdf format to you. From here if we haven’t created “the perfect” piece we can mix and match elements from the 3 to 5 designs to create the one you love. If we’ve missed the mark completely never fear… We’ll go back to the drawing board.

BY GOLLY I THINK WE'VE GOT IT
Once a final design is achieved and signed off on we’ll get you into our press schedule. It will take us 2 to 3 weeks to print your job, depending on how busy we are. Expedited services available. 

LETTERPRESS
By choosing letterpress, you join a history of more than 500 years of printing. Letterpress is best suited to designs with a limited number of colors (1-3 is typical). Because the design is quite literally pressed into the paper, it has an immediate impact  on the viewer. It is tactile, it has depth, it is clean and bold. It has the sophistication your design deserves, but also keeps itself humble with its handmade qualities. Letterpress is beautiful on it’s own, but also plays well with others.

FLAT/DIGITAL
Unlike letterpress, there is no limit to the number of colors you can print digitally. If you want to create something with a photograph, digital is for you. Digital is also faster, so if you’re on a tight timeline it may be the way to go. Digital can easily be combined with letterpress to create a design that is truly unique. 

FOIL
With foil stamping, you can add a little bit of bling to your design! Foil is also perfect for opaque light colors on dark paper stocks! Foil can be the star of the show but feel free to combine foil and letterpress for an even more luxurious look and feel. 

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