Letterpress printing is the printing of raised type onto a surface. At Lemoncheese Press, the same principles that Johannes Gutenberg applied to the first mechanical printing system over 500 years ago are combined with the precision of modern technology and the practiced eye of an artist to create beautiful and memorable pieces.
To combine all the advantages of digital design with handcrafted perfection, Lemoncheese Press offers printing from photopolymer plates. In this process any digital file, be it image or type, is transferred to a polymer plate with raised surfaces suitable for applying ink. The plate is pressed into the paper creating a crisp impression pleasingly tactile and visibly different from other printing methods.
Metal type has a charm all its own -- a slight irregularity and character not often seen in the digital age. Very little new metal type is manufactured presently, but Lemoncheese Press has several fonts of antique type cast in metal for the job that demands it.