Letterpressing is one of the hottest trends in stationery, invitations, and cards although it's been around for hundreds of years. Recently, letterpressing has had a revival and a facelift, and most importantly, has become accessible to the general public. Now just about anyone can achieve an elegant and stylish look for any of those DIY craft projects.
What is Letterpressing?
Letterpressing is an ancient printing technique that involves printing words or designs with ink while simultaneously debossing - or indenting - the image onto thick, soft paper. The final look is timeless, sophisticated and impressive. Just the touch and feel of a custom letterpress project is incomparable. In the past, it has been difficult for crafters to create their own letterpress projects at home. Back then, letterpress machines and tools were antiques that were often expensive, large, heavy and hard to find. Now, with new and improved at-home tools like Lifestyle Crafts' L Letterpress, just about anyone can create their own custom letterpress projects.
Why Has it Become So Popular?
It’s hard to pinpoint just one reason that letterpress has become so well-liked. Many people think that it is a perfect combination of old techniques and new mediums coming together. Others think it’s because letterpressing adds an undeniably classy touch to about any type of invitation or card whether it's for a special party or a wedding. For some people, letterpressing takes them back to the time of quality and craftsmanship that is not often found in other printing methods today.
Can Anyone Learn to Letterpress?
Not too long ago, custom letterpressing was not a possibility for those on a tight budget or without the proper skill set. Thanks to new, accessible tools - like the L Letterpress - creating gorgeous, custom letterpress cards, invitations and stationary is in reach for those on a budget and is simple enough for even the novice DIY-er.
What's your favorite part of creating or receiving a letterpressed project?