The specifics of course will vary from project to project, but generally they involve the following:
- Plates: Every letterpress job requires a plate or series of plates. This is a fixed cost, which means that you’ll only be charged once for your plates. For one-time jobs like invitations, we’ll only need your plates once; for multiple-order jobs (business cards, for example), we can reuse plates many times over (providing that your artwork remains the same by the time you reorder).
- Paper: Paper costs vary widely depending on the type and quality of the paper. Coverstock, packaging papers, handmade papers and natural fiber (non-tree-based) papers are all more expensive than off-the-shelf commercial papers.
- Ink: We mix the majority of the custom Pantone ink colors we print with. Metallic and fluorescent inks are more expensive than normal mixing inks.
- Finishing materials: These can include cutting dies, perforation rules, eyelets, binding thread, and many more… again, depending on the specifics of your project.