WHO IS EVA MOON PRESS?
Based in Berkeley, California, Eva Moon Press is a letterpress printing and graphic design studio run by Julia Neises. The press name is inspired by Julia’s great-grandmother, Eva Moon Ufford. Grandma Eva was a solo homesteader, craftswoman, loving mother, devoted wife, and life-long quilter from Alliance, Nebraska. Her independent, hand-crafting ways are a reminder that each project must be approached with curiosity and thoughtfulness.
WHAT DOES EVA MOON PRESS CREATE?
Eva Moon Press specializes in a wide range of paper goods such as save the dates, wedding invitations, and business cards. We also love working with small, creative businesses to develop logo and identity suites.
Our process of designing is intended to develop organically in order to produce a design that reflects your personal style or the concept of your business.
We're always up for a challenge, and would love to hear your ideas!
WHAT IS LETTERPRESS PRINTING?
In the mid-15th century, Johannes Gutenberg developed a style of relief printing using movable lead type. Over the years, this has become known as letterpress printing. Setting each letter, space, and punctuation mark of lead type by hand is tedious work, so many printers now prefer to print from metal polymer plates that are created from digital files designed on the computer. This type of printing is a combination of ink applied to the surface of a design or text, and pressed by hand or by a printing press onto paper. The result is a print where you can actually see and feel the impression in the paper.
Up until the 20th century and before the advancement of digital printing, letterpress was widely used to print and distribute information. Now, the craft of letterpress printing has fallen into the hands of devoted printers who work to keep the craft alive.