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Can you print on both sides?

  • Posted on March 11, 2015
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Modern letterpress printing generally requires that the printing process be visible. If the paper stock is not thick enough – letterpress printing on two sides will turn the piece into Braille with the impression from both sides battling for dominance.

For this reason, letterpress printing both sides can be done but requires a thicker than normal card weight. We advise weights greater than 500gsm for the best results.

As an alternative, we offer duplexing. Duplexing is the gluing of two separate cards together using a special technique. For example, two 300gsm cards glued together to form a 600gsm card. The advantage of duplexing is that it allows you to combine a flat printing on one side with letterpress on the other. Of course it also allows two letterpress pieces to be glued together.

Please contact us to find the best approach for your specific design.

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