The types and variations of letterpress machines is a vast and complex landscape. The machines were produced worldwide for hundreds of years, with some specialty machines still in production to this day. Navigating this landscape can be a daunting task for anyone new to this industry. With this blog post, we’re hoping to provide some clarity on the subject for you, our lovely reader.
This is a quick introduction to letterpress ink types that anyone getting into the craft should know about. It’s meant to be a primer for newcomers, like we recently were! Our hope is that it may someday save another startup the hours of research and searching we went through to decide which path to follow regarding our inks. Spoiler alert: we use oil-based inks.