Scrapbook Update’s next stop on our tour of home letterpress options brings us to a tool that wasn’t actually created specifically for letterpress: Papertrey Ink’s line of Impression Plates. These handy tools are wonderful for debossing (that is creating a relief design by pressing in on the front of the paper), and as it turns out some of them also have a hidden letterpress talent just waiting to be discovered!
Papertrey Ink’s Impression Plates (priced at $16.00 US each) are 4.5″ x 5.75″ in size and are made of sturdy U.S. steel.
The Impression Plates are double sided, meaning that consumers get two designs for the price of one with this tool! Often the designs are the same but oriented vertically on one side and horizontally on the other, but some such as the Mehndi Medallion plate have a completely different pattern on each side. Continue Reading →