An explanation of the different printing and finishing methods we use:
Digital printing or “flat printing” is done by printing straight from a high resolution digital file. No plate or block is required meaning it is an effective method for smaller print quantities and allows for any number of colours to be printed at the same time. Our designs are printed using a very high quality digital press. We are committed to providing a superior quality finish and use luxurious paper stocks usually reserved for letterpress printing or embossing.
Letterpress printing is a centuries old art form and one of the most exquisite forms of printing available. Type or artwork are embedded directly into the paper, creating a textured, tactile feel. Letterpress printing requires great skill, craftsmanship, and the utmost attention to detail. Most of the process is done by hand and is very time consuming. Every print is unique and you may notice subtle changes in inking, colour and impression throughout the print run. This is a natural part of the process and is one of the things that makes letterpress so loved. Letterpress work is crisper than offset or digital because of its impression into the paper, giving greater visual definition to the type and artwork. As a printing block is required for each colour, letterpress work is usually limited to one or two colours.
Wood printing is done on a a thin piece of wood using a high quality digital printing press. There are two variations, Birch is a light coloured wood and Cherry is a darker more red toned wood. They contain no additives, chemicals or water. If you choose to print on wood, your purchase will enable a tree to be planted in your honour in a non-harvesting area.
Gold Foil Stamping
Gold foil stamping is a specialised printing process that uses heat and pressure to embellish the surface of an item. A die must first be manufactured, this is usually a metal plate with the reversed image raised from the surface (like a stamp). This is then pressed using heat to the foil making it permanently adhere to the surface below leaving the design of the die. The result is a shiny metallic finish which adds a very regal, decadent feel to stationery.