Letterpress – Printing as Art
Letterpress is a printing method that goes back 500 years. It uses a moulded metal plate with raised typography. The plate is inked and pressed onto paper, making the type stand out from the paper’s surface. It is an excellent method for fine type and illustrations.
Letterpress is being rediscovered by a new generation of artists and designers who have fallen in love with its beautiful effects. It’s an artisan method for people who love hand-made quality. You could think of it as the tailor-made suit of printing.
While we haven’t been doing letterpress for 500 years, we do have a vintage letterpress machine that’s been on site since 1893. We’ve been using this method for over a century and our letterpress printers are genuine craftspeople.
Elegance, vintage styling and bespoke craftmanshipThe Stationery Boutique's Letterpress collection adds style to your event.
Why choose letterpress?
If you love traditional elegance, hand-made quality or vintage style, then letterpress is for you. It doesn’t have to be old-fashioned though. Letterpress printing is well suited to bespoke designs that need an extra touch of style.
At ‘The Stationery Boutique’, we use high quality papers that bring out the best of letterpress. Think elegant, swirling letters in rich, dark ink, embossed onto a luxurious paper and you starting to get close.