Sunday, October 9, 2011


Letterpress Definition (from wikipedia): 
{Letterpress printing is relief printing of text and image using a press with a "type-high bed" printing press and movable type, in which a reversed, raised surface is inked and then pressed into a sheet of paper to obtain a positive right-reading image. It was the normal form of printing text from its invention by Johannes Gutenberg in the mid-15th century until the 19th century and remained in wide use for books and other uses until the second half of the 20th century. In addition to the direct impression of inked movable type onto paper or another receptive surface, letterpress is also the direct impression of inked printmaking blocks such as photo-etched zinc "cuts" (plates), linoleum blocks, wood engravings, etc., using such a press.}

So basically, it's an inked impression in or on paper or other textiles. I will be sharing some of the work I'm doing here, and also make my little business known to others who might be interested in letterpress. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. welcome to the blogosphere!!! Thanks for including the definition of what letterpress actually is.

    Can't wait to see all the great things that will come from your hands.