Letterpress printing is a relief print process. The printed image is produced by a raised surface (lead type for example) being inked and then impressed onto a sheet of paper. These raised surfaces have historically been anything from woodcuts to wood engravings, from linocuts to type faces. Over the past several years, a new type of plate made from photopolymer have contributed to revival in letterpress printing. At the Arts & Crafts Press, we use all of these methods, from wood blocks, linoleum blocks, to photopolymer plates.
Watch PBS's Craft In America segment on our printing process.