LetterPress Printing

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Letterpress Printing and Union Letterpress Printing Services

Letterpress printing is a great way to bring elegance to your invitation. Regarded as one of the first styles of highspeed printing it has now transformed into a delicacy for special occasions. The rustic look of letterpress printing and sturdy paper will turn your invitation into memorabilia.

Many print shops have converted to offset or digital, but at Park Press Printers we still appreciate the importance of the letterpress. The letterpress is more than just a machine, it is an art form. Our technicians are trained craftsmen who have studied how to use this machine for years.

Fine letterpress work is crisper than offset litho because it leaves an impression on the paper, giving a greater visual definition to both type and artwork. The process requires a high degree of craftsmanship, but offers a superior result and guarantees your artwork a unique and eye-catching look.

In addition to imprinting, we use the letterpress for Die-cutting, Perforation, Scoring, Sequential Numbering, foil stamping, Embossing, and De-bossing

What is letterpress printing and what is it used for?

 Letterpress printing is one of the oldest forms of commercial printing. Once used for most publications, it has become more of a stylized, artisan type of printing. Many people use it to give invitations or business cards a more rustic, simple look, creating nooks and crannies in the usually heavier weighted paper and pressing the ink into them. The end product is a textured piece that you can feel and will stand out from the rest bringing focus on both the paper and ink.

 

How does letterpress printing work?

 One of our trained pressmen composes and locks movable type into the bed of a press, via a custom-made die. Next, the die is covered in the ink of your choosing. When the machine starts the die is pressed against the paper, transferring the ink to the paper and creating an impression on the paper.
 
The beauty of letterpress is being able to control how hard the imprint is applied to the paper, so you can have a deep imprint that presses into the paper, giving it an embossed look, as well as not pressing very hard at all, giving everything a much smoother look.
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