Letterpress printing is a lost art. This is because of how long of a process it takes for the final product. First a layout of the page is made. This is done by letters being specifically placed in the frame with the correct kerning, tracking, and leading which will eventually give the reader a perfect printed page.
Now is when ink is applied to the metal pallet which then transfers to the frame of the page layout. This is what than makes an imprint on the page. Before printing, the letterpress operates several times to make sure the ink is spread out correctly. This giving the print a consistent amount of ink throughout the page layout.