Letterpress

Advantages

Hand crafted look and feel. Great for very small press runs. Not used very often therefore it stands out from ordinary.

Limitations

  • Prints only one color at a time.
  • Output area limited to 8" x 10"
  • Solids can appear uneven
  • Very fine type may break up

Process

  • Pre Press: Magnesium and wood type-high cuts or steel backed polymer plate
  • On Press: Petroleum based ink or Vegetable based inks applied directly onto paper
  • Post Press: Cleaning Solvents –So Cal required low VOC emissions - Type-high cuts and polymer plates sent to landfill. - Acid for magnesium dies hauled away by certified waste hauler.