letterpress letterpress  /ˈlɛ tər ˌprɛs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) printing from a plate with raised characters

Usage(s):

  1. But letterpress printers no longer sneer at offset.
  2. Carolyn Fraser, a letterpress printer in Melbourne, Australia, adopts a different metaphor to explain the problem.
  3. The time may come when offset speed will compete on near-equal terms with letterpress.

News

  1. Freight Shed Alliance offers exhibit, dinner

    BATH — The Bath Freight Shed Alliance will feature the work by artist, farmer and community organizer Maina Handmaker. Her black paper cutouts and letterpress prints inspired by her time at Milkweed Farm in Brunswick and daily work at Six River Farm in Bowdoinham will be on exhibit at the Freight Shed today through Sunday, which is the first of the Full Moon Dinners. read more
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Times Record

  2. Brooks on Beer: 'Why Beer Matters'

    Craft beer columnist Jay Brooks tells the tale of an expat beer writer's Kindle essay and how it spurred not only a handmade, letterpressed book but the resurrection of an extinct Polish beer style.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Inside Bay Area

  3. Neenah Paper commissions limited edition letterpress print to #RebuildMoore; proceeds to help bring architectural ...

    ALPHARETTA, Ga., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Neenah Paper hopes to help stimulate a boost in giving to help rebuild tornado-ravaged Moore, Okla. with the sale of a powerfully simple, limited edition run of graphic letterpress prints. One hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: PR Newswire

Quotes

  1. "Color printing has changed so much, and new machines are doing astronomical things," Wise said. "But a computer can never match the quality of a letterpress."
    on Mar 17, 2008 By: Tom Wise Source: Rockford Register Star

  2. Corresponding with a friend about the subject of biography, Cardinal Newman wrote: "My own notion of writing a life is: to do it by letters, and to bring in as little letterpress of one's own as possible: It is far more real, and therefore...
    on Nov 4, 2007 By: Augustus John Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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