stampomatica 3D printed letterpress machines stampomatica 3D printed letterpress machines
oct 27, 2013

stampomatica 3D printed letterpress machines

stampomatica by tecnificio and lino’s type designboom
(above) business card printing press
image © alessandra carosi 2013




at the intersection of antique and innovation is the duo of stampomatica analog printing machines: devices which rediscover the charm of traditional printing techniques, while using cutting-edge 3D printing technology for their manufacture. during the maker faire rome 2013, tecnificio and lino’s type have presented the two letterpress models: one which can print designs on business cards, and the second which creates graphics for postcards, invitations, or announcements. individual customization allows users to choose the printing plate’s image, the color of the material and ink, and accessories. the small-scale, portable mechanisms work with simple levers and clamps to stamp the desired graphic onto the page, joining the movable type method with the DIY approach.



business card printing press
image © alessandra carosi 2013


postcard printing press
image © alessandra carosi 2013


postcard printing press and some results
image © alessandra carosi 2013


stampomatica – making of maker faire rome
image © tecnificio 2013



stampomatica – making of maker faire rome
image © tecnificio 2013

  • Congratulations! That’s the best example of making something simple as overcomplicated as possible…

    Zoli says:
  • I can’t believe that this is just a 3D printed machine when it can do so much and even probably better than any product manufactured in factories. Amazing technology. I can now see why they consider 3D printing to be the future of the printing industry.

    Sandra Poore says:
  • There’s not much point 3d printing such a simple design and it’s really cheap to have letterpress plates made.

    Thomas s says:
  • It’s just a letterpress…

    nn says:
  • Wonderful idea =]

    miocugino says:

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