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 These days a few of the manual processes have been replaced by engineering advances.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 – enjoy the video below and listen to the fantastic rhythm of the machine when it runs.