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About Creative Lab Press

Creative Lab Press specializes in custom letterpress stationery for all of life’s occasions and celebrations. Whether you are planning a wedding, announcing a new baby, celebrating a birthday, just sayin’ hello, or looking to add a unique element to your company’s branding – we would love to work with you to create a timeless, unique and beautiful piece. We also have a fresh off the press line of greeting cards that we will be debuting this May at the National Stationery Show in NYC.

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Letterpress Printing

Letterpress printing is created using a press and plates or type that are rolled with ink and then printed. Each color printed is a separate run on the press and each sheet is hand fed. After cutting down the paper, printing 1 – 3 colors, die-cutting and trimming, a letterpress piece goes through our hands 3-4 times! Letterpress printing dates back the 15th century, and the press used at CLP is from 1931 – nearly 100 years old! The stories that press can tell! Traditional letterpress printing was said to be perfect when it left just a kiss of ink on the paper – leaving an impression on the paper was frowned upon. Now a days, letterpress is sought after for the ability to leave a lovely and deep impression into cotton and other papers resulting in a remarkable result you can see and feel.