What makes products created by letterpress so special? It’s tactile. It’s a touch and feel experience. Letterpress is an antique form of printing too! I use an OLD press, and thus print everything by hand. Each sheet is fed through the press one at a time, called an impression. I step on a pedal, set the paper in, roll the crank across the press bed where it’s printed, pull the sheet, and start over. For all the technical details click…

So for a 3 color job for a quantity of 100 invitations and printed envelopes the suite will get roughly 475 impressions (350 for the invitation, and 125 for the envelopes). That’s not even including inserts. Some printers have fancy Heidelberg presses, which maybe someday I will acquire, but for now I’m considered a small printer. It takes a lot of love to hand print everything!

With that said, those are the basics behind Dingbat Press, thanks for following the DBA series!