A Showcase of Beautiful Letterpress Designs

A Showcase of Beautiful Letterpress Designs

Letterpress printing is a technique in which the design is actually pressed into the paper, resulting in an embossed or raised finish. Because of the time it takes to create and produce a letterpressed design, it’s not common to see it done on a large scale – instead, it’s the smaller, very high quality design shops that are the ones who may choose the technique instead.

Letterpressed designs introduce a new feel and finish to a design – a slightly different texture and shading that sets it apart from other prints. However, it can also be very challenging – letterpress equipment tends to only be able to print in one colour at a time, which means that it needs a very skilled operator indeed if they are to produce art in more than one colour (something that isn’t an issue for those more used to regular printing processes).

Despite the quirks and intricacies involved with learning how to use letterpress equipment, the results can be – when done perfectly – visually stunning. We’ve selected a showcase of some beautiful letterpress designs to hopefully inspire you and perhaps get you thinking about adding letterpress designing to your list of skills.

Loves you card

underconsideration.com

irwin and mclaren

benjennings.com.au

Sockeye

designspiration.net

Rogers Reel

mattsoncreative.com

Art Is good for You

flickr.com/photos/crankypressman

Bespoke Letterpress Boutique

thefinderskeepers.com

VH1 Classic

ilovedust.com

Zoo Titling

dribbble.com

Space Camp

eighthourday.com

Anand design

graphic-exchange.com

DGPH

letterpressed.blogspot.com

Shyama Golden

lovelystationery.com

We are manic

designspiration.net

Wasted Time

etsy.com

Letter press

jigscafe.blogspot.com

Are there any beautiful letterpress designs that you’ve found that deserve a mention? Let us know in the comments.

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Alex Black

Alex Black

Alex writes for printing experts PrintExpress.co.uk. He enjoys studying graphic and web design and can often be found writing for their new blog DESIGN.
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  • http://goodwebsites.co.nz Erwin

    beauties. makes me want to redo my business cards….

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    Creative Director Reply:

    Yea I just did my business cards.

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  • Luna

    It really look so presentable.. Thanks for sharing this with us!

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    Creative Director Reply:

    Your welcome =)

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  • http://esolutionxpert.com/ Best Web Services

    It really look so presentable! i m inspire for see this collection thanks for shearing!

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  • http://www.etkyapi.com.tr mantolama

    Really beautiful, thanks for sharing :)

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  • http://twitter.com/adamtrageser adam trageser

    Lot’s of fun in that collection! Thanks for sharing.
    I just designed new letterpress cards for my studio too. http://drbl.in/hucy

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