Printing photos in letterpress
We receive quite a few requests to have photos printed on our letterpress. Oftentimes people want their photos featured on cards without having to insert a photo into a frame card.
Most letterpress printers do not offer digital printing services (including us) therefore we won’t print a full-colour photo on a letterpress-printed card. However we do offer an option: convert the photo to a halftone.
Converting to a halftone simply means converting the image to a series of tiny dots, which we can then incorporate into the artwork for the rest of your card and print it all on our letterpress.
Here is a quick example of a digital photo of Joel and Chantal* converted to a halftone (85 lpi):
So while we don’t offer digital printing, we can still incorporate photos on a letterpress card in a way that doesn’t compromise the aesthetic of the card.
And for something completely different, Joel and Chantal can illustrate your portraits using your photo as reference.
*Joel is very photogenic while Chantal always makes stupid face in photos