Letterpress and Engraving

To make a letterpress or engraving order, please send us a message.

Ginna Dunlap offers letterpress and engraving options for any design in the collection. Here we will provide the differences between the two.


Letterpress is a term broadly applied to all types of relief printing in which raised inked surfaces come in direct contact with the paper to transfer the impression or image.
(Kenneth Tyler Printmaking Collection Glossary)



Engraving is a form of intaglio printing in which lines are incised into a metal plate, then pressed onto the paper which raises the design off of the paper. The hallmarks of engraving are often elegantly swelling and tapering lines.
(Print Room at the Spencer Museum of Art – University of Kansas)



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