Letterpress is one of the oldest forms of printmaking that dates back to the invention of moveable type in the 1400's. Instead of antique moveable type, we use a printing plate with a raised relief surface. This printing plate is inked up and pressed against a sheet of paper. This pressure also leaves a slight indentation, or impression into the paper.
Before the 1960's letterpress was the most popular form of printing. As times changed, offset printing and now digital printing have almost completely taken over. Letterpress is still greatly sought after for its unique ability to use Pantone spot colors and achieve deep impression into the paper. The old-world charm of letterpress has now become an essential process for creating embellishment in print.
Letterpress is a more labour intensive process compared to Digital and Offset printing and as such, is quoted as a premium service.
This specialty process creates the most elegant pieces – perfect for wedding invites, special occasion announcements and premium high end business cards.
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