Frequently Asked Questions - Letterpress Printing - Little Peach Co.
Questions? You might find your answer here. All you need to know about letterpress, DIY, our customisable invitations and more.
Do you do designs for occasions other than weddings?
Absolutely. Little Peach Co. welcomes anyone in need of a little stationery love. Baby showers, bridal showers, baby announcements, birthday parties, swing tags - you name it, we can do it. In fact, have you seen our first line of greeting cards?
Do you do custom designs?
Do you do business cards?
Yes – we’re actually seeing huge demand for beautiful hand-crafted business cards.
I need help wording my invitation. Can you help?
Definitely! We can help you put together something traditional and formal, fun and quirky or anywhere in between - whatever suits your purposes.
I’ve already perfected my design. Can you just print it?
Yes – we love helping designers create the beautiful letterpress prints they’ve envisioned. Pop on over to the For Designers page to learn more about format requirements and guidelines.
What is letterpress?
We’re obsessed with letterpress printing, and we love keeping the tradition alive. To start with, check out Little Peach Co.’s Our Love for Letterpress video.
As you’ll see, it’s a traditional printing method where photopolymer plates are inked and then pressed into a sheet of thick fluffy paper, in order to create a unique three-dimensional impression.
What do letterpress prints feel like?
Letterpress is a deboss where the design is pressed into the paper. If you’d like to know what letterpress pieces feel like in your hands, you can visit our storefront in Woolloongabba to see a bunch of samples up close.
What’s the difference between one- and two-colour printing?
Essentially, it’s just what it sounds like. One-colour printing presses one colour into the paper, while two-colour printing is pressed twice to apply multiple inks. As you can imagine, additional colours mean additional cost, but it’s all a labor of love that creates an exquisite finished product.
Can you do double-sided printing?
Yes. Keep in mind though that double sided printing is most effective on our thicker stocks. Double sided Thinner stocks will result in a lesser impression.
What kind of ink do you use?
We use rubber-based ink and we hand-mix all colours directly in our press room. It’s smelly but spectacular.
What happens if I have a last minute guest to invite?
We recommend you print 10-20 extra invitations. We know you’ll want one for the scrapbooks anyhow!
Can you send a mockup so I can see if I like it?
Due to the time-intensive and laborious nature of designing and letterpress printing, we are currently unable to provide mockups. We will, however, make every effort to ensure that you’re pleased with the design and final print product. After the 50% deposit, we begin designing and create a first draft for your review. We’re happy to make adjustments at that point until we get the perfect design for you.
I don’t have much time, can I get my invitations quickly?
We will endeavour to get them to you as quickly as we can, but please keep in mind that we do have other jobs in process. We do offer a rushed job fee so feel free to contact us so we can discuss your options.
How long will my job take?
For digital printing we have a 3 week turnaround.
As for letterpress we have a 4-6 week turnaround for custom designs, and 3-4 weeks for provided designs. However, some jobs can take a little more tender love and care. Contact us to talk about your project in depth, and we’ll give you a clear idea of your project’s timeframe.
How much will my job cost?
While we have general pricing lists and special packages, we prefer to do custom quotes for each client. Contact us to talk about your project, and we’ll go from there.
Do you have a minimum amount I need to order?
No - we create all our work according to the needs of each client, so no matter how big or small your order is, we can make it work.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Our preferred method of payment is direct deposit. We can process Visa, Mastercard and EFTPOS on request. A 50% deposit is required to start your order, with the final balance due once your design is approved and ready to press.
Can we visit your studio?
For sure, we happily welcome visitors! That’s one of the unique capabilities of our Woolloongabba storefront. Feel free to pop in for a coffee and a chat. Bertha (our letterpress) always loves to show off!
I love your work! Can I feature your stuff on my blog or in my magazine?
Of course! Just link back to our official website: http://www.littlepeachco.com.au.
E-mail [email protected] if you need any high-res images or want to do a quick interview. And give us a heads up when it’s out – we’ll share your spotlight with our fans and followers as well!