The Print Room
Our print processes
Letterpress is a form of relief printing where the desired text or image is pressed (debossed) into the surface of the paper creating a lovely tactile and luxury finish to the product. This process is completed entirely by hand. To begin, we digitally design the text or image to be pressed and send this away to be transformed into a photopolymer plate to be used on our presses. Just to give you an idea of time and cost with this form of printing, every additional colour or design requires a new plate to be made - this is a high-end, luxury product. When we receive the plate we hand mix ink and print your design, by hand, on our beautiful antique letterpress machines. This really is a labour of love - and we love it!
Hot foil printing
Hot foiling is the process of using heat and pressure to apply foil lettering or illustrations to your stationery. As with letterpress, we digitally design the text or image to be foiled and send it away to be transformed into a metal plate. Most often we apply metallic colours - gold, silver, copper, rose gold - using this method but can also apply solid colours in gloss, matte, pearlescent or holographic finishes. Adding metallic foil to your stationery creates a shiny, lustrous finish that has big visual impact - metallic print on dark card has a real wow factor that will set your stationery apart from the crowd.
This is probably the form of printing that you are most familiar with. Most of our stationery includes some form of digital printing. Unlike letterpress and foil printing, digitally printed stationery is printed directly from a file on the computer. This is the least expensive and quickest form of printing we offer but we love to combine it with a small element of letterpress or hot foil to create the same luxury high end finish. Digital printing produces flat text or images without any texture but offers endless possibilities as to the text and images that can be printed and the range of colours that can be used in one design. Using this printing method we can incorporate hand drawn illustrations and paintings to your stationery to give it that unique and individual touch.