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Q. What is letterpress printing ?

 

A. The distinguishing difference between letterpress printing and other forms of printing ( offset, digital etc ), is that the ink is actually pressed, under physical pressure, into the fibers of the paper as opposed to just transferred to the surface of the paper. The bond of ink to paper created by letterpress printing is not subject to nearly as much fading and surface wear, creating a more permanent condition lasting hundreds of years. The characteristics of oil based inks are a further compliment to longevity and richness of color. Evidence can be seen in the first printing of books from the Renaissance which produced a golden age in printing as well as all the other Arts.

This clarity and Art fulfill the adage: "As long as books shall live, there is no past."