Letterpress was the every-day printing technique for five centuries, until offset lithography took over. In very simple terms, ink is applied to the surface of metal type (which has a raised surface with a reverse image, like a rubber stamp) and the type is pressed against paper to make an ‘impression’. The finished article has a tactile quality, with a thick layer of ink and a slight indentation where the type pressed against the paper. Take a look at our sister company www.TheLondonLetterpress.co.uk