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Letterpress Wedding Favor Tags

These letterpress wedding favor tags were made with the Epic Combo Kit that was sent to me to play with and it is my new favorite tool for wedding crafting. You can do real letterpress printing with this! Plus embossing and die cutting too. Below is my "how-to" and review of the kit plus some tips for you.

letterpress wedding favor tags

Instructions for letterpress wedding favor tags:

The letterpress kit comes with only black ink, a few printing plates and just the circle cutters. If you want other colors, shapes (really, there is a lot you can do) then you'd need to order those seperately. So for my project below, I'm using just what comes in the kit.

letterpress kit circle die cut

First, I used one of the circle cutting dies to cut a few circles out of the white cardstock that came with the kit. This works by laying the metal cutting die on the board, placing your paper on top and then cranking the whole sandwich through the Epic, which presses down the paper and it cuts it out neatly.

Next, it is onto the letterpress printing! The fun part!

die cut wedding tag letterpress position

Position the circle and add the adhesive foam positioners around it so you can print multiples and they will line up. Next, you position the printing plate and make sure it all lines up before adding ink.

adding ink inked printing plate

Add ink evenly to the printing plate text and then close the flap to run it through the crank press.

letterpress crank press wedding favor tags letterpress

And you are done! Be sure to let it sit to dry (I left mine for at least an hour) before touching or the ink may smudge. The inks are oil-based so they take a bit to dry completely.

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