The people and passion of the letterpress

Invented in 1440 by Johannes Gutenberg, letterpress printing is a form of relief printing that uses a combination of ink, paper and pressure.

Due to its fiddly nature, letterpress printing was largely phased out with the introduction of computers and digital printers.

Fewer than 10 studios around Perth, including Whiteman Park Print Shop, The Little Press, and Fluid Ink, are keeping the traditional craft alive …



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  1. Thank you for documenting letterpress printing in Perth. It was also really lovely having you in our print shop Rachel!

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