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What's "artisanal printing"?
What we call "artisanal printing" is actually a relatively recent marriage of old and new printing technologies. Simply stated, we combine computer-generated graphics, antique printing presses, and 100% cotton paper to make texture-rich, deep-impression prints one at a time.
Who uses your creations?
While you might guess that wedding invitations are the most frequent use of the technology, a growing number of savvy entrepreneurs are seeing the benefits of using digital letterpress printing to create high-quality — and highly memorable — business cards.
Why is "artisanal printing" better?
No other printing method reflects a special occasion, the unique character of artisanal items, or exceptional service like letterpress does. The quality is simply unsurpassed.
Take a peek into our processes here at Best Impression, as filmed on-site by the Science Channel's "How It's Made."
Designing for letterpress is different than designing for offset printing. A careful balance of white space, typography, and other elements is paramount.
Each sheet of 100% cotton paper is fed carefully by hand through one of our antique Chandler & Price printing presses.
Whether your prints need to be trimmed to size on our guillotine cutter, die cut to a custom shape, scored to fold, or perforated for tear-off, we have the gear and know-how to get it done.
Services that make an impression.
Find a great design? We can adapt it for your use! Care to see a template? We have a dozen or so to choose from! Want a fully custom design? Our award-winning designers are standing by!
Digital File Prep
We can take your provided digital files (preferably Adobe Illustrator) and prepare them for letterpress. For optimal results, please contact us first for letterpress design best practices.
Letterpress, Foil Stamp
Each piece is carefully hand-fed into the press for printing; foil stamping is also done by hand and is limited to a 3.25x6.75" area.
Whether a rectangle, a custom shape, scored to fold, or perforated to tear off, we have the gear and know-how to get it done. Your items are then carefully wrapped in bubble wrap, boxed, and shipped to your address.
from your digital files
100% cotton paper
custom ink colors
at no extra charge
scored to fold to 4.25x5.5"
Like every customer, every print project is unique. And while letterpress is certainly more expensive than offset printing, we'll work with you to keep your project within your budget.
Sample prices above are 1-color, 1-side printing on 300 gsm 100% cotton paper (with blank envelopes where applicable) using your provided digital file. As with any kind of printing, price per unit decreases as quantity increases. Please call or email for more information or a custom quote.
Check out our work
No other printing method reflects the special nature of your event, the unique character of artisanal goods, or the exceptional quality of your service like letterpress does. That's why our clients look to Best Impression for the design and printing of their business cards, event invitations, thank you cards, holiday greetings, and other ephemera.
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Where to find us
Right here on the shores of Lake Winnebago, the third largest inland lake in the USA. 138,000 acres of water, 98 miles of shoreline. Come see us at 100 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, WI 54901
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Let us help you express your unique nature — contact us for a quote today!
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