Tompert Self-Promotional Coasters


A love for craftsmanship, materials and the tactile nature of letterpress printing in a digital world inspired this self-promotional piece from Tompert Design … well, that and a conversation about their favorite cocktails. And of course this client gift was one of those teachable moments as the junior designers learned all about preparing art for letterpress, trapping, overprint, under color, as well as taste testing.

The fruit of all this tangy labor was a set of seven coasters with wonderful illustrations of the main ingredients in these beverages. Various color combinations were printed on thick and absorbent (4-ply) museum board to render circular slices of watermelon, kiwi, coconut, orange, lime, and pineapple. Recipes are easy and identifying each with the actual person who submitted it adds a personal touch.

Round tins were the perfect packaging and mailing solution. The keepsake nature of the coasters will definitely help bring this talented studio forward in the minds of their clients throughout the year.

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Project Details

Title Self-promotional Coasters Client Tompert Design Date December 2013 Design Claudia Huber Tompert, Sue Kim, Lisa Kaminar Brown Print Traction Press
Los Angeles, CA
Paper Museum Board White 4 ply

Production Details

Dimensions 4" diameter circle Print Quantity 200 Production Time 4 weeks Printing Method Letterpress Number of Colors 7 PMS colors Finishing and Binding Circle diecut


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