Hammerpress – Letterpress art print – Sun Face
Hammerpress is a letterpress print shop and design studio located in Kansas City, Missouri. We make all kinds of letterpress cards, stationery, ephemera, show posters and art prints here in our studio in the Crossroads Arts District.
Letterpress printing is the process of using metal or wood type that is inked and pressed against paper. It is a relief printing technique that produces an impression in the paper making it distinctively different from offset printing. Originally, letterpress was limited to the type and ornament that a print shop had “on file” (big, heavy type cabinets), however, now we can design for letterpress digitally and have plates made of the final design for print.