Letterpress

Summer’s End Studios currently owns and operates 3 different letterpress machines: a treadle-operated Golding Jobber press from 1905, and two Chandler and Price presses from the early 1900s– one of which is treadle-operated and the other motorized. The craft of letterpress printing has experienced a revival in recent years, due to the distinct difference in letterpressed items compared to that of digital printed media. In the past a pressman’s goal was to lightly “kiss” the paper to merely transfer ink, but the new revival of letterpress focuses on the tactile nature of a gentle impression along with the printed ink.

 

While we have the ability to print using hand-set wood or lead type, we primarily use photopolymer plates created from digital images– allowing us to print nearly anything we can draw or design.