Minted Letterpress vs. Mint Letterpress: A Comprehensive Comparison

Minted Letterpress vs. Mint Letterpress: A Comprehensive Comparison

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Hey there, I'm Austin, the founder of Mint Letterpress. If you're here, you're probably looking for the perfect letterpress service for your special project. Now, you might be wondering, "Mint Letterpress? Minted? Are you guys related?" Nope! The only thing we share is a love for minty freshness. Our name is actually inspired by our parent company, Print Peppermint. So don't get it twisted—or should I say, don't get it "minted"?

The Limitations of Using Minted for Letterpress Printing

Alright, let's get down to business. Minted is a big name in the game, but bigger isn't always better. Here's why:

  1. Design Constraints

    With Minted, you're stuck with their design templates. Sure, they're nice, but what if you want to bring your own artwork to life?

  2. Limited Ink Choices

    Minted offers a limited palette of ink colors. Say goodbye to your dream of metallics and neons/pastels.

  3. Size and Shape Limitations

    Custom sizes? Custom shapes? Not in Minted's world. You have to stick to their standard sizes and formats.

  4. Paper Choices

    Get ready for a whopping 2 or 3 paper options. Yep, that's it.

  5. Pricing

    Let's face it, letterpress isn't cheap. But Minted's per-unit pricing is through the roof.

  6. Customer Experience

    At Minted, you're just a drop in a massive bucket. Good luck getting personalized service.

  7. Limited Print Processes

    Want to mix and match print processes like die cutting, foil stamping, and blind embossing? Minted says, "Choose one, please."

The Advantages of Choosing Mint Letterpress

Now that we've talked about the limitations of Minted, let's dive into why Mint Letterpress is the better choice.

  • Unlimited Design Freedom

    We offer custom photopolymer plates based on your artwork. Your design, your rules.

  • Extensive Ink Options

    Choose from any Pantone PMS colors, including metallics and neons/pastels. The sky's the limit!

  • Custom Sizes and Shapes

    We offer custom sizes and die-cut shapes. Your project, your dimensions.

  • Diverse Paper Collection

    We have an extensive paper collection, from colored and textured paper to recycled and metallic paper, and even vellum.

  • Cost-Effectiveness

    Get more bang for your buck with our competitive pricing.

  • Personalized Customer Experience

    With us, you'll likely be chatting directly with me, ensuring you get prints that exactly match your expectations.

  • Multiple Print Processes

    Combine as many finishes as you can comfortably afford. Go wild!


So there you have it. While Minted and Mint Letterpress might share a similar taste in names, when it comes to customization and personal service, we're worlds apart.

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Austin Terrill

Austin Terrill: Texas born, Berlin-based creative and print designer. Founder of Mint Letterpress and the Peppermint Brands family of companies. Former touring musician on the Van's Warped Tour. Passionate about music, photography, arts, and synthesizers. Family man with wife, two kids, and Havapoo, Paule.