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.View Portfolio
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.
We custom mix Pantone colors for each project. However, in most cases the Pantone color will appear slightly lighter when printing on cotton papers, as the paper soaks up the ink. Please inquire for ink color questions.
We carry 100% cotton paper in cream/ivory and white for letterpress printing in 110 lb weight – great for letterpress. Other paper colors and textures are available, pricing will vary.
Creative Lab Press is excited to offer die-cutting. Please inquire about our current selection of dies and customized die-cutting options and pricing.