These simple business cards were printed for a recent trip to Melbourne to share with friends and family. We printed these on off cuts of Crane Lettra, a one hundred percent cotton stock, designed specifically for letterpress.
This snippet from the Crane website details the appropriate stocks for letterpress.
The nature of the printing demands a high quality, and generally heavier weight, paper that will not tear or thin when pressed. Crane 100% cotton papers are ideal as the the fibers contained within it are soft and readily accept an impression as well as ink.
We have been trialing different stocks with various results. Some locally available paper is economical and produces some really great results. Crane is imported all the way from the USA, and the results were beyond our expectations.