Techniques

Skill Session: Specifying paper for letterpress

09-May-2016
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Techniques , Letterpress Paper
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by riseandshine
Skill Session: Specifying paper for letterpress.

How to choose paper for letterpress printing

You have probably seen beautiful prints on soft, textured paper that sings when combined with a signature letterpress bite. In this skill session, we'll shed some light on how to explore the world of paper for yourself, and to communicate clearly with your printer so you receive the results you desire. We'll talk about all the different weights, calipers and finishes, and what it all means in relation to your project. And we will give you plenty of resources to learn more.

Start exploring papers with mill swatch books

Paper mills ("mill" is the term used to describe a paper Read More

Printing Techniques: Add More Color with Letterpress Overprinting

08-May-2016
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Letterpress , Techniques
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by riseandshine
Kristen and Loren's Letterpress Invitation With letterpress printing, we consider every color a "spot color." That means that every color has its own plate, and the ink is mixed to the specified color and added to the press. A two-color print will have two plates and two press runs. But what if you want a third color without the expense of a third plate? Read More

Techniques: Foil Stamping with Digital Printing

01-May-2016
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Techniques , Foil Stamping , Flat Printing
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by riseandshine
Kindness Rules Foil Art Print by Rise and Shine Letterpress Digital printing is a great way to get lots of color on softer, un-coated papers with short runs. But, not all digital printing is equal. These prints were made on a finely-tuned HP Indigo digital press. The look and feel of the printing is almost indistinguishable from traditional offset printing, in some ways outperforming it in terms of color saturation and vibrancy. Read More

What is letterpress?

22-September-2015
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Techniques
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by riseandshine
What is letterpress? It all started with movable type.

Letterpress, once the standard method of printing, was almost lost due to the age of digital reproduction.

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