Step 3.  Printing Techniques


We offer three printing techniques. Letterpress, Flat Printing and Metallic Foil Stamping.
 

––  Made to IMPRESS.

 
 

LETTERPRESS

Letterpress is an impression of the design that may be subtle resulting in butterfly kisses on the paper or it can be dramatic with distinct peaks and valleys; adding dimension of light & texture.
 

History
Letterpress is the oldest form of printing; the authentic craftsmanship depends on the highest level of dedication by the pressers themselves.  A trade that has been around since the mid 15th Century. 

FOIL STAMPING

Foil stamping exhibits the light and luster of hand tooled gold leafing with a slight impression on the paper. We offer three foil colors: Rose Gold, Gold, Pewter.

 

History 
In the early years most gold leafing was done entirely by hand. Artisans would spend hours or days on a single volume, it was incredibly labor intensive and primarily used for book covers. 



 

FLAT PRINTING

Flat printing is a combination of ink and paper, creating a smooth surface that is level to the paper with no impression.


 

History
Flat printing is relatively young in comparison to letterpress and foil.  The first digital printing surfaced in the early 1990's.