First released for the iPad, the Mac version of LetterMpress takes you a step up in resolution and control for creating authentic looking letterpress prints.

The Mac version includes:
• Full-screen and resizable desktop view.
• Prints can be created as high as 8192 pixels. That’s over 26” at 300 dpi!
• Up to 4x the output resolution of the iPad.
• Menus, mouse actions, and keyboard shortcuts for moving, scaling, and rotating objects on the press bed.


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 Mac, 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.

Once you have created your prints you can print, copy, or export. 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.

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...

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

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What's New

Version 1.4.0

• 5 additional typefaces:
Caslon, Devinne, Fanfare, German Gothic, Hebrew Sans.
- Fanfare and German Gothic include German characters like eszett and
   standalone diacritics like acute, grave, circumflex, and umlaut.
- Hebrew Sans represents a complete basic set of the Hebrew alphabet.

• 14 new pieces of art including linocuts created by artist Lisa Kesler.

• Fixed printing of ligature 'fi' in Bodoni Ultra.

• Fixed printing of 'Exclamation' in Bradley and Old Style.

Ratings and Reviews

Great app!

Buttered Lime

I really like this app.
Takes some getting used to, but good fun.
The only improvement I would like to see included would be the ability to important your own pictures/photos/logos etc.

Then I'll give it five stars!

I use it daily!


When I first downloaded this app I was insanely frustrated with the functionality. It was so clunky, counter-intuitive and it definately requires a mouse.

After some persistance I became hooked! I use this app daily and thoroughly enjoy it!

I would love to see some of the little bugs resolved.

I think it would be great if I could upload my own created fonts and art so I can incorporate it into the final design.

A Delight


How simply delightful. No snap-to-grid, you have to actually manipulate the wonderful old woodblocks (all upside down and back to front) yourself. Felt like a kid again, proud of my first 'successful' print - it wasn't very good but I was proud nonetheless. This has amazing potential and heaps of fun to boot. Can export to photoshop etc. The fonts are fantastic, art nouveau, deco, arts and crafts, nineteenth century blocks, with lots of artwork to use as well. SIX STARS just for entertainment value. Going to get it for my classroom set of iPads!


Bonadies Creative Inc.
801.7 MB
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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