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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
• Music CD covers
• Greeting cards
• Scrapbook covers and interior pages
• 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:
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.”
“...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.”
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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.
It's something different
Pros: it's unique. The type selection is decent. The simulation is fun. Nice sound effects.
Cons: it's just a simulation. You're not going to produce usable art with this. The UI is a bit clunky and inconsistent.
Bottom line: This app is worth it if you have any interest in wood type printing. I could easily give another star or two if future updates tweak the UI a bit and it offered higher resolution image results.
A great IDEA for an app...
But in practice, it's extremely difficult to work with -- the teeny little litters do not respond well to my fat fingers, I guess. UI needs work -- and as another reviewer pointed out, resolution on the finished graphics is way WAY to low to be useable. Not practical at all. Disappointed, because it really IS a killer idea for an app, but needs too much work.
With that being said I wish they would keep adding to the font and dingbats (clip art) collection that you mentioned about when you first started selling the app. Will we be seeing anymore additions to this product?
- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: May 16, 2012
- Version: 1.4.1
- Size: 781 MB
- Languages: English, Basque, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese
- Seller: mpressInteractive, LLC
- © mpressInteractive, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.