October 12, 2009

E.P. Cone Letterhead

I've purchased so much new stationery recently that I haven't written on any of my vintage letterhead in a while. But, in a recent note of congratulations, I wrote on this E.P. Cone letterhead. Unfortunately, I don't have any other information about the letterhead aside from the information contained in the image. E.P. Cone appears to have been a Nashville bookseller, stationer and general news dealer during the 1890s.

If you'd like to use this letterhead, it is now available in the Vintage Letterhead Image Archive.



Julie (Okami) said...

Hi James - for some reason I cannot get this letterhead to reproduce as well as the others.

James said...

Unfortunately, the E.P. Cone letterhead is much lower quality than the other letterheads I've posted. I recommend setting up your page in Word in landscape, then dividing it into two columns and printing yourself off two A2-ish sized sheets per piece of paper. This will help a lot with the graininess.


Michael Z. said...

I don't mean to sound ungrateful, because I really appreciate the vintage letterhead, but the relatively low resolution jpg images are a little soft - especially for the E.P. Cone letterhead, and to a lesser extent for Paul's Inks & Mucilage. Could you perhaps provide links to some high resolution scans of the letterhead? Thanks.

James said...

Don't worry, feedback is always appreciated! The story is that these letterheads are mostly jpegs I found online.

I do my best to lift the images from the paper they were printed on and de-pixelate the letterhead images so that they can be printed. In many cases, like the E.P. Cone image, the final product is largely a result of the quality of the image I started out with. This is also why I can't point you toward a better download source. Sorry 'bout that.

Refurbishing these images is very time consuming. So, even when an image, doesn't turn out the best, I still put it up.

My suggestion is to print the images two to a sheet, so that the stationery is only 5.5" wide. The less you have to blow up the image, the better.

Thanks for visiting!


James said...

One more comment, the fuzzies are usually the worst around small and/or thin text in the images. Although I provide the full image, no one would be the wiser if you cropped the text parts out.

James said...

Last comment, because I want to be as helpful as possible, are you clicking on the images in the archive to get to the higher quality images in my Picasa album before saving? I don't recommend saving the images straight off of Everyday Correspondence, the blogging software squishes them and reduces their size/quality.