Letterpress Greeting Cards
Being quite new to this industry I love to learn about different techniques that are involved in creating some of our gorgeous greeting cards. One process that I had heard a lot about was letterpress, which was the every day printing technique used for centuries until more modern processes became widely used.
What is letterpress?
In simple terms, ink is applied to the surface of metal, which has a raised surface with a reverse image; like a rubber stamp. The type is then pressed against paper to make an impression. Images can also be produced in a similar way, by using blocks of wood, metal or nylon.
Although this process is rather old, there are many greeting card designers that still use this technique and there is still a large amount of letterpress enthusiasts out there.
Letterpress printing is very time consuming and as there are so many quicker ways to print, why do people still use it? There is a lot of skill involved in letterpress and in the days when this was the only way of printing, specialists lined up the type and there were machine room staff who operated the presses.
Here are some of the letterpress greeting cards that we have to offer you.