What We Offer
- At Home Cards
- Change of Address Cards
- Correspondence Cards
- Birth Announcement Cards
- Christening Invitations
- Party Invitations
- Greetings Cards
- Business cards
- Invoice and Order Books
- Hand Bills/Leaflets
- Gift Vouchers
- Labels and Tags
- Short run letterpress printed books
- Evening Invitations
- Order of Service
- RSVP cards
- Place Cards
- Seating Plans
- Thank You Cards
"Create an impression with letterpress"
Letterpress printing – what is it?
In the beginning was the word – and the word was printed letterpress........
Basically the method of letterpress is printing from a relief or raised image (also referred to a plate or forme) which is directly transferred to paper or board by means of ink and impression. It is one of the oldest methods of printing dating back to the 15th century and widely accredited to Johannes Gutenberg who pioneered printing with moveable type in Europe in the mid 1400s. This was a hugely significant cultural innovation which brought the dawn of mass communication and the subsequent outflow of ideas (often revolutionary) communicated through the printed word.
Today letterpress printing is prized for its beauty and tactility as well as for its functionality. Here at Berrington Press we offer a comprehensive letterpress service which combines these qualities resulting in each and every job being produced to the finest standard - from invoice and order books and business cards to bespoke wedding stationery. We have an in house assortment of metal and wooden type as well as being avid fans of deep relief photopolymer printing plates which enables us to combine modern computer generated graphic design with the ancient craft of letterpress printing.
"Stand out with intaglio"
Intaglio printing – what is it?
Being outstanding is good – but standing out is better......
Intaglio printing (meaning "to carve in" or "engrave") is the opposite of relief printing. The image to be printed is carved or engraved into the plate substrate (usually steel or copper and often referred to as a "die"). To print, ink is applied to the surface of the die and then wiped to ensure the ink is only held in the recess areas of the die. The ink is then transferred to heavy weight board under a huge amount of pressure so that the image is embossed into the board forcing it to "stand out" achieving a relief image of incredible elegance, depth, tone and clarity.
Our engraved stationery service offers another dimension to your printed product. Whether it is business, social or wedding stationery printing by this method exudes class and elegance. The heavy weight boards combined with the fine detail of the raised imagery creates a three dimensional quality that is second to none.
Above all we are a jobbing press – please contact us with your requirements.