Engraving produces a very sharp image of dense, vibrant colour and produces a slightly raised image or text. An engraving die is a “reverse” die, meaning that the image or text has been etched into the die. The engraving process involves applying ink to the die and then wiping the surface, leaving ink only in the etched lines. When the die is pressed onto paper, the ink is pulled out of the line leaving the die ready for another application of ink.
Letterpress printing refers broadly to type printing and is best suited for line illustration and typography. The process involves inking the surface of the letterform or illustration with a roller and then pressing the type onto paper using pressure. Traditionally, the best letterpress jobs barely showed any impression. Today, letterpress shows more of an impression, which distinguishes it from offset printing. We are proud to make our own letterpress plates in-house from supplied digital files.
Duplexing or triplexing refers to the laminating of two or more sheets of paper to each other.
A slipcase is a…