As more and more traditional practices turn digital, we were excited to receive information about a brand new application for the iPad. LetterMpress™ is a virtual letterpress environment which allows anyone to create authentic-looking letterpress designs and prints. The design process is the same as the letterpress process; you place and arrange wood type and cuts on a press bed, lock the type, ink the type and print. You are able to create unlimited designs, with multiple colors, using authentic vintage wood type and art cuts. You can print your design directly from LetterMpress or save it as an image and import it into other applications.
Letterpress has experienced recently a growing interest amongst designers, artists, and printmakers. A reaction to the “perfect” look of modern printing? Whatever it is, letterpress evokes a handcrafted appearance unparalleled by other printmaking methods.