I have an interesting project in the works using the letterpress printing process that I am excited to share. Letterpress originated in the 1400s and was the primary form of printing and communication for more than 500 years. Over time it has evolved into an art form. Letterpress printing creates pieces that have a fascinating tactile relief quality setting it apart from offset or digital print processes.
The image is from my collection of drawings I created of Timberline Lodge on Mt Hood in Oregon. The hand carved newel posts on the stairs are just some of the fascinating features within the lodge. Each post features a different bird or animal of the Pacific Northwest. This particular card was an experiment and I have to say, I am beyond delighted with how it turned out.
This card measures 5" x 7", blank on the inside so it's perfect for any occasion. The tactile effect from the print process is simply luxurious on heavy textured cardstock. The finish of the paper is perfect for writing short or long notes using a ball point, marker or traditional ink pen. The card comes with a simple white envelope perfect for mailing. Printed for me by Letterpress PDX (the best). Available as individual cards and also in sets.