Printing CapabilitiesA listing of the techniques and processes we offer.
Letterpress PrintingSmall Tags to Medium-Size Posters
Most of our work is done on five Original Heidelberg presses from the 1950s and 1960s. These presses are perfect for cards and invitations up to about 8 x 10 inches. They represent the peak of efficiency of the letterpress era - which isn't too efficient today - but they still allow us to produce consistent, quality prints with precise register and inking.
We also have a 1959 Heidelberg KS Cylinder press. Its maximum sheet size is 15 x 20.5 Inches. It can print and die cut up to about 13 x 19 inches.
Another press we love is our 1958 Vandercook #4 proof press. This is a hand-cranked press that prints posters up to 13 x 19" with a 12 x 19" artwork area.
Foil StampingWe have four presses designed for foil stamping.
One is a 1953 Original Heidelberg Windmill that has been modified with an after-market horizontal foiling unit. This is great for quick foil projects with one impression. It's better for small pieces, up to about 6 x 9 inches.
Next is a 1970's Kluge foil press that's great for registering multiple colors. It can print up to about 8 x 10 inches on a 10 x 15 inch sheet.
We also have a Kluge EHD press that can print up to 11 x 17 inches on a 13 x 19 inch sheet.
Finally, we have a Kensol K-25 pneumatic foil stamper. This is a unique piece of equipment that has an adjustable press bed that can be configured for stamping on dimensional objects. We mostly use it to print on pencils! But, it can be a versatile tool for an odd job.
Die cutting is a way to cut out paper on the press in unique shapes and sizes.
All of our presses are also capable of die cutting in register with the print. We work with die manufacturers to create precise steel-rule dies of your die lines, that can lock into our letterpress machines.
We use die cutting to create shapes, and to add creases to folding greeting cards.
Sometimes, artwork is too detailed for die cutting, so it must be laser cut. While that's not a service we offer in-house, we do have a great vendor for it and can work with them to complete your project.