Letterpress Business Cards - Overview
Letterpress business cards use a traditional printing process with hand-mixed PMS spot color inks.
Fans of letterpress know that the chief characteristic is the dramatic debossed printing effect with super deep impressions.
To get the most out of your design we pair this old school print method with only the thickest most elegant letterpress-ready stocks.
Crane Lettra is arguably the most famous of these papers and was specifically designed for this print method.
Enhance your big thick edge with hand-painted edge colors in your custom PMS color of choice.
Free letterpress design service included with each order, for those who are not providing finished files.
About the Paper Stock
Crane’s Lettra is engineered for letterpress. It is 100% cotton, soft and luxurious to the touch, yet strong and stable on the press.
Lettra’s distinct “letterpress finish” is rare and engaging in a machine-made, commercial paper.
The cotton fibers are relatively uncompacted, so the sheet feels extra-bulky, even fluffy.
Need help Getting Started?
Is this your first time buying with us? Or even your first time to print a business card? These articles will help get you off to a great start!
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Letterpress is the Rolls Royce of the print world
Letterpress Printing... what the heck is that?
- Letterpress printing is an old technique of relief printing.
- It is known and loved for it's deep debossed impressions.
- Invented by Johannes Gutenberg in the mid-15th century.
- The main form of printing until offset printing was invented.
Benefits of Letterpress Printing
Configure your premium square business card in a few easy steps!
Hand-Mixed Custom Pantone Colors
- Flat, Neon, & Metallic Inks
- Hand-Mixed & Verified
- Spot Color with Pop!
Deep Deboss, Printing You Can Feel
- Registered & Blind Deboss
- Super Deep Grooves
- Apply to Ink or Foil
Massively Thick, Luxurious Paper
- Traditionally pressed
- Digitally printed
- A unique MOO process
Extra Special Hand Finishes
Golden Metallic Edge Foiling
- Variety of Premium Foil Colors
- Holographic Foil looks Killer
- Adds 1 extra production day
Custom Die Cut - Unique Shapes
- Custom Die Stored On-Hand
- Works on Duplexed Stocks
- Gang-Run Cutting for Groups
Combine with Digital Printing?
- Variable Data for Contact Info
- Print Gradients & Photos
- Letterpress + Digital = Groovy