Letterpress typographic designs were once labor intensive, now reduced to a little point and click. Mac users have dozens of one-trick pony graphic apps which save time and increase quality. Here’s how to master letterpress typographic projects in minutes.
Simply Impressed By SimplyMpress
When it comes to Mac graphic tools, designers have a number of items on the wish list. Affordability. Quality. Efficiency.
Among my many inexpensive tools that focus on a particular set of functions is SimplyMpress, a typographic and layout tool useful for posters, flyers, scrapbooks, greeting cards and vintage designs.
This is the kind of tool that pays for itself in a single project. Text and images can be stylized with beautiful paper textures.
Standard type and image effects can applied to each design– leading, padding, inverting, cropping, mirror image– and it’s done quickly and easily with 25 custom fonts, 150 different graphic images, dozens of unique paper patterns, all within the realm of letterpress typographic design.
Yes, a picture is worth a thousand words, so here’s three thousand words worth of designs.
Those are the kinds of designs you can create in SimplyMpress in minutes. Select the backgrounds, grab the appropriate font, adjust color and placement, choose a paper pattern and you’re good to go.
What once took hours now takes barely minutes. You’ll spend more time on trial and error and tweaking than in setting up the initial design. Letterpress typographic designs have never been easier. It’s nicely done and crazy inexpensive.