Printing press techniques have evolved over time and I like that letterpress printing has made a comeback. Letterpresses come in a wide array of sizes and shapes but all use the same technique of relief printing. Prior to the introduction of photopolymer plates heavy lead blocks of type or wooden blocks were used to print type and images.

The Photopolymer plates brought back to life a once dieing form of printing. Now letterpress is making yet another come back lead by a resurgence of letterpress wedding invitations and specialized stationery. Nothing is nicer and more classy then a well designed letterpress card. More and more specialty print shops offer these elegant stationery items and now even Apple has adopted the beauty of letterpress.

http://www.apple.com/ilife/print-products.html#letterpress-cards

Now if I can only find someone discarding their old letterpress…