Legibility’s the key here, letterpress is capable of printing very small type. As a rule most of our clients don’t drop below around 8pt, though this can change from font to font as the size can vary. Please have a look at our Guide to Creating Press Ready Artwork.
Each colour and special process, perforating, creasing etc should be shown created on a separate layer. We need to able to view and extract individual layers to enable us to make the printing plates. Please have a look at our Guide to Creating Press Ready Artwork.
Letterpress has a particular weakness with large graphic areas of colour if your requirement is for the colour to be fully resolved. Large fill areas tend to have a slightly diffused look to them, depending on the stock, ink, pressure etc.
For more information please have a look at our Guide to Creating Press Ready Artwork.
Letterpress is a spot colour process, each colour is applied in a separate pass through the press. The inks used are translucent so are affected by the cardstock colour, so to obtain colour accurate results a white stock is required. We’d recommend choosing your Pantone colour reference from the printed Pantone swatch not on screen as it can vary considerably. For more information please have a look at our Guide to Creating Press Ready Artwork.
We accept Illustrator and InDesign, files for production, with all type outlined. Our preference is for vector images, though we can accept Bitmap Tiff’s at full size and1200dpi. For more details on outputting for letterpress printing please have a look at our Guide to Creating Press Ready Artwork.
We offer a letterpress print service for graphic professionals and trade clients. We work from your press ready artwork to our guidelines, please have a look at our Guide to Creating Press Ready Artwork.
It’s very straightforward. We receive from you, or jointly create, a project brief to work to, and for us to provide a budgetary price from. Once agreed we ask for a 50% deposit and we start work on the detail design, after review and any changes we look for your approval to print and when given get on with the job of printing.
We’re happy to look at most projects, though our speciality is in short run precision work. Please view our Custom Printing page for more details on our capability and services.
We’re always eager to look at a custom job, and often the trickier the better, as we like to get stuck in to something that’s a bit of a challenge. Please contact us with details of your project.
Yes, we can provide various options with regard to letterheads, continuation sheets, compliment slips, correspondence cards etc, all as part of our business stationery package.