Letterpress fell out of favour many yours ago as litho printing became the norm. However, over the last ten years, letterpress has enjoyed a revival as designers and printers appreciate the infinite opportunities offered by this most traditional of printing techniques. Letterpress printing is a term used to describe printing using a press that inks the image then ‘stamps’ the paper. This is a process that has changed little since the Gutenberg bible was published circa 1455. These days a few of the manual processes have been replaced by engineering advances. Today’s printer is assisted by an intricate system of suction, gears and levers. The fantastic rhythm of the machine when it runs.
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