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Letterpress Printing Process

Also known as Typographic Printing, this commercial printing technique, includes production of many copies of an image by repeated direct impression of an inked, raised surface against sheets or a continuous roll of paper. It is one of the oldest printing techniques in use since the 13th century.

The process involves printing images by the "relief" type printing plates where the image or printing areas are raised above the non-printing areas. Ink is applied on the rollers, which further pass it onto a separate ink-bed where a fresh film is picked for the following sheet of paper. A sheet of paper is rapidly pressed onto a type and swung back again and finally removed, followed by insertion of a new sheet/roll of paper.

Letter Press printing is still used in commercial operation and specialty operations including imprinting, stamping, die-cutting, numbering etc. This printing is widely used to manufacture high quality self adhesive labels in shorter time.

Types of Letterpress Printing Machine
Flat bed cylinder printing machine
Rotary printing machine

Application of Letterpress Printing:
Self adhesive labels
Corporate letterheads
Hot-leaf stamping
Business Cards
Company Letterhead

Some of the other popular types of printing techniques are:

Digital Printing

Electrostatic Printing

Gravure Printing



Offset Printing

Screen Printing



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