(Closed) DIY Letterpress…. Plate Question

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
Member
5 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

you have a minimum area that you have to cover (or you get charged more) for ordering your plates. you can def cut the plate ( just need a steady hand and an X-acto knife). It doesnt matter what the endge looks like it shouldnt get ink on it so it won’t affect your final product. The only warning i have is if your plate gets scratched/dented or isn’t treated carefully you can dent it or crack it. Once it is dented the ink doesnt apply smoothly and basically you need to buy a new one or have an imperfect impression. I say if you have all of your designs ready order it all as one. The plates come with a proof in the box when you recieve them ( they run your plate through once with ink at boxcar to make sure there are no imperfections) so if you end up with one its probably from not treating the plate with enough care. So don’t lean on your plate when you cut (learned this the hard way) hope this helps! 

Post # 4
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5 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

double post sorry 🙁 but i will add a few things that popped into my head:

– to save money you can stack your elements ( for example I had a border I wanted for other elements of the wedding and it was big enough to put some of my text for the front of thank you notes inside) because the size of the plate eventually adds up. we ended up filling some extra space on the plate with fun little things we could press in other places. 

– also make sure you CUT all the way through the plate ( don’t score and then crack- its a distaster!) 

 

Post # 8
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482 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@studystudystudy: i took a letterpress workshop and she also cut with scissors. it was also fine.

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