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Frequently asked questions



1. What is it you do again?

We’re a full-service graphic and letterpress printing studio. We offer design services and letterpress printing, and we have a line of hand-made goods for sale online and in stores across the country. ^ Back to top


2. You offer both design and letterpress printing?

Yes. With over ten years of experience working in design/advertising agencies and eight years in printing, Lilco offers graphic design and letterpress printing. We are happy to design, print or both — whatever works for you, your project and your pocketbook. ^ Back to top


3. How much do your services cost?

To be honest, this varies from project to project. Below are ballpark prices for commonly requested projects. Please keep in mind that every job is unique and prices will vary.

Custom Estimates:
Custom quotes are $40 and if you decide to place your order the amount will serve as a credit towards your final balance.

Business Cards:
Prices below are for 3.5x2in, 1-color, single-sided cards on Crane’s Lettra 110C.
100-250qty: $330
500qty: $375
1,000qty: $575

Weddings:
Prices below are a la carte.
Custom Design: $600-$1,000+
100qty, 1-Color Suite: $1,000-$1,500 (Includes: Save-the-Date postcard, A7 flat invite and RSVP flat card)
250qty, 1-Color Suite: $1,500-$1,800 (Includes: Save-the-Date postcard, A7 flat invite and RSVP flat card)
100qty, 1-color, Return address envelope printing: $150
1-Wood handle custom return address rubber stamp: $50

If these prices fit your budget or if you need a custom estimate for a different type of project, please contact us — we’d love to work together! ^ Back to top


4. How long does it take?

This is a difficult question to answer, because every project is unique. The design process can take anywhere from 2-6 weeks, depending on initial creative input and the amount of rounds and revisions necessary. Letterpress printing is a manual process and is not speedy. It takes time and a lot of love. On average, most letterpress jobs take between 2 and 4 weeks from start to finish. ^ Back to top


5. What is letterpress printing?

Letterpress printing is relief printing where letters or graphics are pressed into paper. It was the normal form of printing from the mid-15th century until the 19th century, and it’s experiencing a huge global resurgence. The presses used are vintage, and the result is printing that is tactile and experiential. The process is 100% manual and every color (even blind) means another trip through the press — even scores and perforations! ^ Back to top


6. Will you letterpress print my design?

Yes, we are happy to print other people’s projects. Please see the FAQ on Designing for Letterpress. ^ Back to top


7. What else do you do?

Lilco also creates and prints from linoleum and wood carvings. Examples of this type of work can be seen here: insert link. The carving process is unpredictable, folksy and a really nice change from designing in the computer day in and day out. Normally the carvings we create and print are personal projects, but we’d be delighted to carve something custom. If you have an idea or project, please drop us a line.

In addition to design, carving and letterpress printing, Lilco also screen prints from time to time. If you have a project you’d like screen printed, we’d love to help you out. ^ Back to top


8. I want to inquire about a project; what do I do?

Great! Please shoot us an email at hello@lilcoletterpress.com or give us a call, 214.213.8013. ^ Back to top