Why Clove St Press?
What makes Clove St Press different than other shops is the craftsman’s hands and eyes. Every business card, invitation, poster is printed and inspected for constancy and quality. Other shops, where machines and robots do the printing, the mark of the artist is hard to find, but here at Clove St Press you will know that an artist had control over every step of the process. When Clove St Press does your prints, you have the assurance and guarantee that every print you receive is of the highest quality.
Simply, because letterpress printing is different…good different. This process is not just another Kinko’s color copy, it creates paper sculptures of typography and symbols. Each and every print is a work of art and through the hand crafted process, it earns the respect of all who see and touch it.
Letterpress vs Digital
If digital printing is commonplace. It is used by everyone who sends out junkmail, probably the same sick people who send out spam email. Letterpress is extraordinary. The luxurious cotton paper we print on takes on a sculptural quality once printed. It will create a unique experience with the recipient and guarantee more engagement with your business cards than the ones from V***a Print. When you order prints from Clove St Press, you are not simply ordering a disposable product, you are commissioning artwork.
What about design?
Since Gutenberg there has been some great advances in technology, like antibiotics, iPhones, and the most significant – photopolymer plates. We can now create a letterpress plate from any digital file made up of text, solid shapes and halftone images.
Aw thanks! We’d be honored to design for you. Shoot an email over and we can discuss what your vision is for your print project.
What about metal type?
We had hoped you’d ask. For fine art prints and other traditional prints, hand set metal type may be right for you. Please see the list of metal type in our current selection. Feel free to email to see if hand set metal type is best for your print project.
What size can I print?
Currently, the largest sheet size possible is 14 3/4″ x 20″ with an image size of 14″ x 18″, with virtually no minimum size.
What colors can I use?
Clove St Press can mix any color that you need, within the realm of ink on paper. We’ll work with you to create the perfect color for your project or you can specify any Pantone ink. Some unique mixes will require a mixing fee, such as neon or metallic inks.
How much does it cost?
No two jobs are identical so there is no standard price. With a few details, such as quantity, size, colors and paper selection, we can provide you a quote that we’ll stand by. If you’re designing a job for letterpress please consult us as early as possible in the process to that we can make sure the design looks the absolute best when printed by Clove St Press.
Clove St Press Guarantee:
Clove St Press will print for you to the highest standard of letterpress printing, and stand behind it. If there is any unsatisfactory prints that slip by quality control, we’ll reprint for you at no cost. No cash refunds will be given.