Letterpress Printing

TOC is a Berlin-based Letterpress Publishing House.

We have developed an innovative technique – unique in the world – combining the advances of modern typography with the quality and artisanship of centuries-old knowledge of book printing. 

Letterpress printing from metal type looks back onto five hundred years of history but has become unpractical today. At TOC in Berlin we design digital layouts, then transfer the data to polymer printing plates, using our own lasersetter.

Printing those plates on traditional letterpress machines combines the virtues of analog and digital processes, resulting in the best of both worlds: refined typography and smooth analog reading experience.

We design digital layouts, then transfer the data to polymer printing plates, using our own laser-setter.

 

It is the refraction of light in the well of impression that makes relief printing spectacular.
- Adrian Wilson


Our books are printed on an Original Heidelberger Cylinder Press from 1954 @dielettertypen Berlin.