Intaglio printing (Engraving)

Around the same time as Gutenberg, engraving started to gain popularity in the art world with Masters Albrecht Dürer and Martin Schongauer producing works rivaling paintings.This process eventually found its way to stationery artists. At Midtown printing, we have a number of wonderful old Carver & Olney engraving presses dating from the early 1900's. These machines are used to print beautiful invitations, business cards, stationery and posters since its opaque and metallic inks can be printed on dark colored papers and amazingly fine detail can be achieved unlike any other process. 

 

 

Our Engraving Presses

 

Carver 4 1/2" x 9" (modified)

  • Maximum Image Area on one pass - 4" x 8.5"
  • Maximum Thickness - Cardboard
  • Minumum Thickness - 20# Offset
  • Prints 1 Color
  • Opaque ink
  • Moderate Make-Ready

 

Olney 4" x 8"

  • Maximum Image Area on one pass - 3.5" x 7.5"
  • Maximum Thickness - Cardboard
  • Minumum Thickness - 20# Offset
  • Prints 1 Color
  • Opaque ink
  • Moderate Make-Ready