7.24.2009

What is Letterpress


Not sure what letterpress is exactly? Well, it's one of the hottest trends in stationery and it's been around for hundreds and hundreds of years. Letterpress is an ancient printing technique that involves printing words or designs with ink while simultaneously debossing the image into thick, soft paper. See the images above? The photo on the left shows the deboss aspect of letterpress with no ink applied to the printing plate. The photo on the right shows the combination of the deboss and ink.

The letterpress look is elegant, stylish, high-end and simply amazing. Nothing can beat the touch and feel of a letterpressed project. Unfortunately, it's has been somewhat difficult for a home crafter to create letterpressed projects. Until the L Letterpress, letterpress tools were antiques that were often expensive, large, heavy and hard to find.

1 comment:

  1. This looks AMAZING! I can't wait to get my hands on one.

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