Letterpress Printing

Letterpress printing is the oldest kind of printing. It is the kind of printing where wooden or metal letters are inked and pressed onto paper.

Popular for a range of contemporary purposes, letterpress printing is highly suitable for any project where a handcrafted or vintage look is required. We have letterpress printed a range of items, including:

  • wedding stationery
  • letterpress greeting cards
  • drinks coasters
  • business cards
  • letterpress vintage packaging
  • envelopes
  • party invitations
  • personal stationery
  • book plates
  • letterpress calling cards

...and many more. We are able to source and print on a range of papers and cards, including cotton rag papers, recycled and other stocks. We can source specific spot colours to match your requirements, or can mix inks in-house.

We offer a full design-to-print service. We also print from provided designs as sketches or full PDF files. If your design contains mainly words, we will set it using genuine metal type which we have restored and preserved for this purpose. Designs which include logos and other graphics can be printed using a combination of metal type and a special plate made from a digital version of the required image. We will be pleased to advise you of the best way to proceed with your letterpress printing project.

Letterpress printing works best with vivid, simple designs which benefit from the slightly 'imperfect' feel that comes of using antique equipment, including genuine Victorian letterpress type.

Fyles Web & Print Workshop print greeting cards and other small items for New Zealand gift shops, under the Smash'n'Grab micro-brand.

Letterpress Printing Enquiry