Letterpress Printing

letterpress printing sample
Samples of Letterpress Printing

 

Prior to the 20th century letterpress printing was the dominant form of reproduction.  From the time of Gutenburg until the beginning of the 20th century there was no other process for reproduction short of hand copying manuscripts.  At Midtown printing we have a number of wonderful old Heidelberg letterpress machines.  Dating from the 1950’s through the 1970’s we use these machines every day to print beautiful invitations, business cards, stationery and posters.  There has been a renaissance in letterpress printing as people have become aware of the subtle look and feel of the slightly debossed images created by this process.  These letterpress machines are also utilized for die cutting, numbering, embossing, debossing, perforating, scoring and foil stamping.

 

 

Our Letterpress Equipment

 

2 Heidelberg 10 x 15 Windmills

  • Max Sheet Size - 10" x 15"
  • Min Sheet Size - 1.5" x 2.75"
  • Maximum Image Area - 10" x 13.375"
  • Gripper - .375"
  • Maximum Thickness - Cardboard
  • Minumum Thickness - 20# Offset
  • Prints 1 Color
  • Any Ink, Foil Stamping, Die Cutting, Embossing
  • Letterpress Printing
  • Numbering, Many Other Tasks
  • Moderate Make-Ready

 

Heidelberg 13 x 18 Windmill

  • Max Sheet Size - 13.375" x 18.125"
  • Min Sheet Size - 3.5" x 4"
  • Maximum Image Area - 12.625" x 17.75"
  • Gripper - .375"
  • Maximum Thickness - Cardboard
  • Minumum Thickness - 20# Offset
  • Prints 1 Color
  • Any Ink, Die Cutting, Embossing
  • Letterpress Printing
  • Numbering, Many Other Tasks
  • Moderate Make-Ready

 

Heidelberg KSBA Cylinder Press

  • Max Sheet Size - 18" x 22.5"
  • Min Sheet Size - 5.5" x 7.125"
  • Maximum Image Area - 17.125" x 21.4375"
  • Gripper - .375"
  • Maximum Thickness - Cardboard
  • Minumum Thickness - 20# Offset
  • Prints 1 Color
  • Any Ink, Die Cutting, Embossing
  • Numbering, Many Other Tasks
  • Moderate Make-Ready