M.C. Pressure

M.C. Pressure

4.8 (8 ratings)
Florida, United States

M.C.Pressure is a letterpress print shop based out of the Nation's Oldest City, Saint Augustine, Florida. Our two-person team, and one good boy, is dedicated to bringing traditional printmaking to graphic design.

Our company name is based off, suprise surprise, a pun. M.C.Escher was always an inspiration to Ryan Tempro. So, combining the love of his work and pressure techniques involved with letterpress- M.C.Pressure was born!


The process of letterpress starts with an idea. We'll sketch an idea and then transfer it to a digital format. That digital file then becomes a printing plate. We’ll put the plate onto the press and let the machine work its magic. The machines rollers will ink the plate, moves the paper into the press, and debosses the design into the paper. This creates a texture that is exclusive to letterpress.

Another printmaking process we offer is Hot Foil Stamping we have a Heidelberg GTP from 1972, and it’s a beast. This technique parallels letterpress. The machine heats up a copper die and then presses the design into foil and lays it into the paper. Foil allows for color to pop. Foil stamping allows for light colors to appear on dark paper.

Printmaking feels special in that it allows for a handmade touch. The old technology of the presses combines with new graphic design techniques. This pairing creates something that feels one of a kind and is something that you will want to hold onto.

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4.8 (8 ratings)

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