Printing

A life-long printer told us that digital printing would never match the quality
of letterpress. As digital printing improves year on year this seems an unsustainable justification for continuing to use what would appear to be outmoded technology. It seems to us that when working with well-engineered machines, with the variations in much used type and the viscosity of ink that

the process itself becomes a contributing element of design; its inherent limitations are more of a guiding hand than a straight jacket.
We try to utilise and enjoy those things inherent in relief printing and letterpress that digital printing does not attempt – the working on unorthodox surfaces, the building up of colour with translucent layers of ink, the indentation of a shape onto rag paper; the crushed fibres next to the rough – less of a ‘printer’s kiss’, more of a passionate embrace.

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