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Top Class Signs and Printing now offers Letterpress Printing!

Letterpress printing is a technique of relief printing using a printing press, a process by which many copies are produced by repeated direct impression of an inked, raised surface against sheets or a continuous roll of paper. Letterpress printing 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. Letterpress printing remained the primary way to print and distribute information until the twentieth century, when offset printing was developed, which largely supplanted its role in printing books and newspapers.

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For decades letterpress has been a dying craft at the hands of new technologies but now it is has somewhat risen back to life and Top Class Signs and Printing is happy to be able to offer you this great “art”.

So what is the difference between our new technologies of offset printing, digital printing, and letterpress printing? Well offset and digital printing and modernized way of printing where the machine is automated to do the work for you at a much faster and cost effective way. Letterpress printing is a craft, an art, and a very manual process.

When printing on a letterpress machine you first have to create a plate with is the set up for your design. The plate is then set on the press and the machine needs to be calibrated to adjust appropriately to the current job. If a job has multiple colors, multiple plates and set up time is needed.

The main differences are that letterpress printing allows you to printing on a wider and thicker variety of paper stocks and allows for PMS color matches. Letterpress printing gives a more elegant look to a print which makes it great for custom wedding invitations, gala invitations, birthday invitations, any invitations, announcements, but also high end business cards.

Due to the process and labor intense requirement of letterpress printing is it more expensive them offset printing and digital printing, but it does not matter as they serve two different purpose.

Top Class Signs and Printing is happy to now offer you this great craft of letterpress printing in Miami and letterpress printing in Doral, but also nationwide. We are in the process of setting up samples we will keep you updated and look forward to help you with all your letterpress printing soon!


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