We can produce Letterpress prints with over twenty colours! However, there are some strict requirements for this type of process.
For designs that have more than three colours – a custom quote will need to be made. Please request a Print Quote and upload your print-ready file for review. An estimator will assess your design and will notify you of any limitations or design challenges.
For standard orders of single or double sided letterpress business cards, we accept a maximum of three spot colours (or "passes"). We call it a "pass" because a letterpress can only print one color at a time so printing a second or third color means the paper needs to "pass" through the press again. Below is a breakdown of the variations:
- 1 colour one side only
- 1 colour front side, 1 colour back side OR
- 2 colours one side only
- 2 colours front side, 1 colour back side OR
- 3 colours one side only
The use of the same ink-colour on both sides of the card is counted as two separate passes. For example, if the colour black is used on both sides of the card and magenta is used on the front side only, it would be considered as a three colour letterpress business card.