INVINCIBLE PRESS LTD - Registered in Scotland No: N° SC528958

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Digital & Inkjet Printing

Hot Metal & Digital Foiling

Special Finishing

Letterpress Print & Die-Cutting

Letterpress printing is a technique of relief printing using a printing press, a process by which many copies are produced by repeated direct impression of an inked, raised surface against sheets of paper.
Movable Type is composed and locked into the "bed" or "chase" of a press, inks it, and presses paper against it to transfer the ink from the type which creates an impression on the paper.

In practice, letterpress also includes other forms of relief printing with printing presses, such as wood engravings, photo-etched zinc plates, and linoleum blocks, which can be used alongside metal type, or wood type, in a single operation, it is also possible to join movable type with slugs cast using hot metal typesetting. In theory, anything that is "type high" or .918 inches can be printed using letterpress, although these days 90% of commercially printed letterpress uses Photo Polymer UV Exposed Plates.

Digital printing refers to methods of printing from a digital-based image directly to a variety of media.
Refers to professional printing where small-run jobs from desktop publishing and other digital sources are printed using high-volume laser printers.
Digital printing has a higher cost per page than more traditional offset printing methods like Letterpress or Litho, but this price is usually offset by avoiding the cost of all the technical steps required to make printing plates. It also allows for on-demand printing, short turnaround time.
The savings in labour and the current capability of digital presses means that digital printing offers a good match to conventional offset printing technology's ability to produce larger print runs of several thousand sheets , but at a much lower price.

Modern Digital Presses can now print on card and paper in excess of 360gsm

A magnesium die of the image has first to be produced, replicating the image or copy in reverse. This die is then mounted on a press that has a heated bed and which transfers heat throughout the die. When the heat is correct, the foil is placed above the card and the die brought down to stamp the foil onto the chosen card.

The result is a slightly indented, but metallic looking print.

It is also possible with foiling to apply foil to other objects such as books, pencils, leather up to 25mm thick, i.e. items that cannot be fed through a convention sheet fed press.

Although Foiling creates a very impressionable image it is not always suitable where very fine detail or fonts below 7-8pt, but is dependent on the typeface and material being used.

We now offer ‘digital foiling’ where special foils are applied to digitally printed matter, thereby avoiding teh cost of metal foiling blocks.