Did you ever play with a rubber printing kit as a child? Was there one called John Brown’s Printing Kit? Tiny pieces of rubber letters, getting inky fingers…and it has to be said a fair amount of frustration. Well, this app is a bit like that only without the frustration. Plus its much less messy.
Its called LetterMpress and replicates the feel and look of a traditional printing press. The type images are the genuine article – researched and photographed. There are even realistic sound effects, though you can turn them off.You can save the design to your camera roll or email it. If you print on to transparent ‘paper’ it will save the image as a png file which means you can import the image into other apps to add your own custom background or a drop shadow effect. I often use the designs in ‘Inkpad’. Or you can import them into something as simple as Photoshop mobile and add various borders or colour effects.
You can save a design and upload it to a print on demand site and have it printed on a whole range of items, which make great gifts. Yes, the image resolution is that good.
If you do buy and use this app, please let me know. I’d love to see what you create…in fact, I wonder if there’s a Flickr group? Any problems – ask in the comments, it may help somebody else too.
*If you’re wondering what I used to frame the images above, it’s an app called ‘Strip Designer.’ Almost everything I do, from writing this blog post to creating art is done on my ipad or iphone.