letterpress sparkle shine on

Sparkle and Shine on America! Happy Independence Day! As we celebrate the 4th of July, let’s honor America’s past when letterpress ruled the printing world.

To replicate the pre-digital days, I used the iPad app, Letter M press, to create the image above.

letter m press compose

In the Compose mode, I selected letters and graphics to place on the printer bed.

letter m press print

In the Print mode, I applied ink and ran paper through the press.

This process simulates a real letterpress experience.

It’s fun to relive the past to see how far we’ve come today.

Related

LetterMpress – mpressInteractive
Graphic Means – A documentary on pre-digital design from the 1950’s to 1990’s

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