This iPad app lets anyone create designs with vintage type and art on a virtual hand-driven printing press. LetterMpress replicates traditional letterpress printing in a hands-on iPad experience. Users select vintage wood type and art images, mix ink colors, select paper and crank the virtual letterpress to produce graphic designs for prints, posters, books, invitations, greeting cards, photo albums and more. Finished designs can be printed, shared via email, Photo Album, posted to Facebook, Tumblr and other social media, and output to graphics applications.
Graphic Design App for Prints and Posters
The app supports the renaissance of letterpress printing, an all but lost art now gaining interest among innovative designers, artists and printers.
LetterMpress™, an app released for the Apple iPad, gives users the hands-on experience of working with traditional letterpress wood type, art cuts, and printing press techniques. Every step of the letterpress printing process is replicated on the iPad for the authentic feel and experience of traditional printing techniques. Users select and assemble vintage wood type and art images, mix colors and ink the type, select paper, and hand-crank the virtual letterpress to produce graphic designs for prints, posters, books, invitations, greeting cards, photo albums and more.
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The iPad app enables finished letterpress designs to be printed, shared via email, Photo Album, posted to Facebook, Tumblr and other social media, or output to graphics applications for incorporating into larger design projects. LetterMpress offers the flexibility and image quality for professional graphic designers, and is easy enough and enjoyable for beginners to use, too. Neenah Paper, the world’s leading manufacturer of fine printing papers, sponsored the introduction of the LetterMpress app. CRANE’S LETTRA® Papers, a 100% cotton fiber paper manufactured by Neenah, is considered by many designers and printers to be the most revered paper for beautiful letterpress work.
Graphic Design App for iPad
The LetterMpress iPad app comes with images of 13 vintage wood typefaces, dozens of art cuts, custom ink mixing, and a selection of paper stock. Type and art content will be added to the app in future select updates from the LetterMpress type collection, and as it is acquired from collectors and printers around the world. The virtual printing press in the app is based on a Vandercook SP-15, one of several owned by the app’s developer. LetterMpress is available on the App Store. Additional information and a video demonstration of the app can be found on the app’s Web site, www.lettermpress.com.