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Matchbook Print Machine | PSD Pack

Get Instant High-Resolution Matchbook Print Effects in Photoshop (with 100% Control of Everything)

  • Matchbook print effect inspired by the surge in matchbook production in the 1950s
  • One high-resolution Smart PSD (4500 x 4500 pixels)
  • 15-minute high quality video tutorial (includes lots of tips and tricks)
  • One Easy to Follow Instruction PDF (incudes pictures)
  • Five Bonus Matchbook Masking Brushes
  • Easy instant results. Just copy, paste, and save
  • Authentic high-resolution matchbook print textures and registration errors
  • Unlimited customization. Control location and intensity of effects
  • Works with Photoshop CS5+

Recreating the look of the classic matchbook print style is hard.

You've got to capture the cardboard texture as well as the white showing through the ink).

Most importantly it needs to allow for 100% control of what parts of the image the effect is applied to. Because sometimes there's little details on your work you don't want people to miss.

In all honesty, this makes it a total pain in the butt to get the effect. But we're seriously committed to getting this right - so we worked for over 30 hours and to make it perfect.


Like I said earlier – we're committed to getting this stuff right. Not just dishing out lukewarm products. Here's a list of my favorite parts of this product.

The Must-Have Feature You Must Have in a Matchbook Effect (Everyone Ignores This)

By definition a matchbook print effect is going to eliminate small details (like small type). But as a designer or illustrator that can be a deal breaker. So we've added Layer Masks to the Color and Offset layers. That means controling the effect is as easy as painting it away.

This takes a little knowledge of how to use Layer Masks. But not to worry. Ready the next headlines!

Finally! 100% Control of the Registration Errors

One of my favorite parts about matchbooks is the registration errors. We've built the product so it will offset any black in the image. But if you don't want the offset, no problem, you can toggle it off with one click. Control is good.

This Instructional Video Will Make You a Matchbook Expert Fast

I learn by seeing and then doing. I can learn things 10x as fast that way. All my designer friends are the same way. So I made a 15 minute instructional video designed to make you an expert at using this product. Not only is it extremely well produced – but I dig into every nook and cranny of this product to make sure you know everything.

You can watch the 15-minute video tutorial here FREE:

Great Textures (Without Causing Decision Paralysis)

We've included some great looking ink textures with the product including circle halftones, diamond halftones, cross halftones, and lines. Got some great paper textures like classic matchbook, thick carboard, and corrugated cardboard.

But we also didn't want to overwhelm you with so many textures it takes 30 minutes to use the product. So we picked the best ones to save you time.

Fast and Easy. Just Place and Save

It took us 30+ hours to make this product. But you'll get results in seconds. Just place your work in the file and save. Done. Of course, you'll have fun tweaking the effects for a few minutes. But this product is set up to be a massive time saver.

One High-Resolution Template

The core of this product is a massive 4500 pixel x 4500 pixel canvas. You can place just about any piece of work into it and get great looking effects. Then just save your work in your preferred file format and crop it. It's an extra step but it makes it so you can use this for projects on any dimension.

Made By Matchbook Effect Fanatics

Here at RetroSupply we live and breath registration errors, brushes, textures, history. I spend every day working on this stuff. I've literally had dreams about ink soaking into paper. Bottom line – we're good at making this stuff and we give a damn. It makes for a better product for you.


I can make some assumptions about you (we survey our audience like crazy).

  • You're insanely busy
  • You want more time to do creative work (instead of vanilla client work)
  • Being creative you love to experiment with new stuff

Sound familiar? This describes me exactly. I'm willing to bet it describes you too.

Matchbook Print Machine will help you do all these things. It will save you time (so you can try unique stuff in personal and client work fast). You'll get to experiment with your illustration and design. Plus, it's just fun.

Grab the pack today for cheap and have a fun, creative, and powerful tool at your disposal forever.

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