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.
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
Application of Letterpress Printing: Self
Some of the other popular types of printing