Invented in 1450, letterpress was the predominant method of printing for 500 years. Old-fashioned movable type, metal plates with raised images, are inked and then rolled or pressed on to paper.
This labor-intensive and time-consuming method of printing is not in common use, today, and you may have to do some searching to find a specialty letterpress printer in your area. Think of letterpress as more of an art form than science.
What it looks like: text is indented into paper (the opposite of engraving); creates an antique effect.