Our production capabilities go well beyond just letterpress. By combining different print and finishing methods Chapel Press add that extra 'wow' factor to special projects. Below we outline the scope of our in-house specialised printing and finishing services:
You can have the best of both worlds by combining offset printing and letterpress. Introduce solid floods of colour and print with fine halftone or stochastic screening to achive photographic reproduction. Reversed text can also be applied to allow the paper colour to show through. Tactile cotton paper stock provides a matt ink finish compared to conventional uncoated papers. Depending on the Pantone colour, multiple coats of sealing varnish may be applied to prevent scuffing or set-off with darker ink pigments.
Letterpress can be combined as a straight deboss, with or without clear varnish. Or else as an ink overprint providing the Pantone colour is suitable to achieve the desired level of contrast.
Embossing is a raised or relief effect similar to braille type and is often referred to as a 'blind emboss'. The opposite effect to the letterpress deboss. The embossing process is achieved, by pressing paper between a female embossing die and a male counter die to produce a raised, three dimensional effect. Generally soft, pliable papers stock ranging from 250gsm to 600gsm will yield the best results. Embossing can be combined with letterpress, offset and digital printing as well as other specialty finishing processes.
Rounded corners can be added after the guillotine processes by using a specialised round corner machine. Tooling is setup to produce a corner radius of 6.35mm, 9.5mm or 12.7mm.
Chapel press work with premium quality guillotine blades which are sharpened on a regular basis to ensure a clean and precise cut to all finished work.