Letterpress is ideal for printing thin lines and typography. This doesn’t mean that is not possible to print greater areas of solid colors, but there are some things to take under consideration such as paper to use, combination with text or other graphic elements, size, etc. The best will be to contact us with an example of what you wish to print, and let us advise you about it.
Greater areas of ink will show more color variation in the run since ink density is more difficult to control, therefore having some pieces darker or lighter than the others. Since the density of the ink won’t be constant, it can leave some parts of the design with a kind of texture. This can be perfect and reinforce the meaning of some designs, but not others.
If this large areas are combined with small text, the best thing will be to have 2 different plates (although they are the same color). The first plate will receive more ink than the other, so as to preserve the amount of ink and legibility of texts.