At Hello!Lucky we offer both affordable flat printing and traditional letterpress printing. While our heart is in everything we create our roots are in letterpress as our business began in 2003 on one vintage Vandercook in Eunice’s garage. We love the texture and gorgeous tactile feel of letterpress.
- We use high quality paper for all of our orders. Wondering what the difference is between flat printing and letterpress besides price? Here are some differences explained:
|PRINTING||Printing is done on a HP
Indigo from 2011.
|Printing is done on a Heidelberg
Windmill from the 1950's.
|TEXTURE||Ink lays on the surface of the paper.||Ink is pressed into the paper.|
|PAPER||Textured or smooth paper,
limited to single-thickness.
|Thick, soft paper to show impression.
Can use double thick paper for even
|INKS||Printed using tiny dots
comprised of Cyan, Magenta,
Yellow and Black. Matte colors only.
|Printed with inks hand-mixed to
exact Pantone formulas. Gold, Silver
or high-gloss foil can be used instead
of ink to create some bling. Can print
with no ink for an embossed effect.
||All colors are printed in one print run.
||Each color is printed separately.