Record sleeve in letterpress

Hi there, I run a small label in brussels - belgium, Vlek (wich mean cheap, in an old belgian dialect… but it’s not the point of this message :-) ), and for our next release, I can use a Vandercook SP20 to print the record sleeve.

My problem is the paper stock choice. As I’m a novice with letterpress, I’m a bit lost in papers.

My question is, can you give me a recommendation on a paper, like brand, wheigt, smoothness or not…

The fianl sleeve is around 26x26 cm, so, I asume that a 300gr paper might be good… but it’s all i’m pretty confident…

If you’ve got 5 minutes free, thx for your help.

Have a nice day.


ps. I already did a sample print on cheap cardboard, have a look if it can help…

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I’ll bet this guy can tell you.

Daniel Morris
The Arm Letterpress
Brooklyn, NY


Yeah, I was JUST about to post the same thing Dan did.

Oh … not cool

seen with Stukenborg. No mistakes plz.

What am I missing here?!

I agree. I’m confused. Dav, are you doing this as an homage to Stukenborg? Are you working with him? Is this just a rip off? Shed some light here.

I’ve known lots of people to print dice (lego as well it seems.) Could just be a coincidence?

The “seen with Stukenborg. No mistakes plz” is a wickedly ambiguous statement, though.

I had a conversation with Stukenborg about this project.
I explained him why I used dice, how and everything.

He is mentionned as inspiration.