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LetterMpress is a creative environment that lets you design beautiful compositions with vintage wood type and art cuts on a virtual hand-driven printing press.

LetterMpress gives you the experience of producing your designs on a letterpress — placing and arranging type on the press bed, inking, and then turning the hand crank to make a print.

Every step in the printing process is replicated on the iPad, to give you an authentic, interactive experience.

Try something new. Experiment. Have fun! You’ll soon see why the art and craft of letterpress is becoming so popular.

LetterMpress is easy to learn and fun to do, but it’s not a toy. Create designs with authentic wood type and vintage “art cuts.” You can mix custom colors and make multiple impressions on a single sheet. The specially designed studio environment lets you create and save several variations. With LetterMpress you can create:

• Fine art posters
• Event posters and mailers
• Invitations
• Music CD covers
• Greeting cards
• Scrapbook covers and interior pages
• Signage
• Calendars
• Framed wall art, and more...

Once you have created your prints you can share them with anyone via email, Photo Album and more. The files can be opened or imported by most popular graphics applications, allowing you to integrate authentic wood type and art impressions into your design palette.

Type and art that comes with LetterMpress is royalty-free for personal and commercial use.

LetterMpress is currently only available in English. Only the options in the "Share" menu have been localized.

Praise for LetterMpress:

"4 Mice"
— Macworld

APP OF THE WEEK (7/15 - 7/22) in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland!

“...for young designers, who have never experienced hot metal or vintage printing, this virtual experience has its virtues."
— Steven Heller, The Daily Heller

“Truly, the charming experience — complemented by high-definition visuals, sound effects and an intuitive touch-screen interface — makes you feel as though you're experimenting with vintage but effective tools.”
— Mark Saltzman, USAToday

“One of the most stunning examples to date is a program called LetterMPress.”
— Xconomy

“...the app is clearly capable of generating beautiful stuff.”  
— Fast Company

“Just for its educational value it literally shows how letterpress works of art can be created and exposes this art form which is good for all letterpress shops.”
— Dexigner

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What's New in Version 1.4.1

• Enhanced to take advantage of the Retina display on the new iPad.

• Output resolutions are now specified as 1024 and 2048 pixels (previously called Normal and Maximum).

• The iPad 2 and the new iPad additionally support a higher output resolution of 4096 pixels.

Note: Besides the output resolution naming, there are no other changes in this update for iPad 1 users.

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Customer Reviews


I cannot thank the creator of this app enough - what a sensational way to learn about the art of letterpress. The app is a beautiful mingling of technology and creativity, all wrapped in a gorgeous UI. I'm looking forward to updates for new type and art in later versions, as that will round out the current library nicely. As it is, you will find enough inspiration to keep you going for some time. This is a must-have app for all those detail-oriented creative souls. I'm going to print a trial of an image in the new high-res format onto Strathmore card-stock next week - I'll post progress :).

Vintage Style

Imagine my own letterpress on the iPad. Having so much fun. It works flawlessly. Takes a little while to get used to but once you do you will enjoy this. Use this app with the sound turned up and you'll feel like your in your own printing shop. Have always enjoyed using letters and numbers for arts sake. This is the sort of thing I imagined having an iPad for. Congratulations for such a great app.

Secret Weapon

I love this app!
It is my secret weapon for graphic design uniqueness and individuality.
Can't wait to try out their newest one, looks like a step up in terms of flexibility and ease of use. On the other hand, it is the demanding nature of LetterMpress which gives it that certain magic charm...

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  • $7.99
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.4.1
  • Size: 781 MB
  • Languages: English, Basque, Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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