Greetings LetterMpress backers and friends!
With the successful launch of LetterMpress for iPad this
past summer, we were constantly asked if, and when, we would be releasing a
version for the Mac.
Once LetterMpress was released, we set to work to see if porting
LetterMpress to the Mac was possible. I’m happy to announce we will be
releasing our Mac version in October of 2011.
About the Mac version:
We wanted to keep the same look and feel of LetterMpress on
the iPad so users who have both iPad and Mac would find each familiar.
Besides the use of a mouse and keyboard, the most
significant feature of the Mac version is the high resolution that can be
output, depending on your graphics card. Prints can be created as high as 8192 pixels—that’s over 26” at 300 DPI.
The Mac version includes menus, mouse actions, and keyboard
shortcuts for moving, scaling, and rotating objects on the press bed. Most are
similar to those found in popular graphics programs, so learning them is quick.
We’ve added 7 new typefaces, and expanded Egyptian
Ornamented with lowercase characters.
Also new is a collection of over 70 “Sorts” which include
ampersands, dollar signs, pound signs, and numerals of different designs.
And we also increased the collection of artwork with 50 more
borders, flourishes, images, and catch words.
Interface updates include user controlled furniture lengths
specified within the furniture case, user controlled sizes for the Blocks set within
the Art case, and quick links between type, sorts, and art listings. All of these new assets will be included with LetterMpress
for iPad (version 1.2.0) which will be released at, or around the same time.
Here is a short video overview of LetterMpress for Mac:
Availability and pricing:
LetterMpress for Mac will be available only through the Mac App Store (requires Snow Leopard 10.6 or higher) and will sell for $9.99 USD.
We will have a limited-time introductory price of $5.99 USD (same as the iPad) and I will announce the release date on our Facebook page and Twitter, so make sure you are following us to get in on the introductory price of $5.99 USD.
Thank you all for providing us with enthusiasm, support, and great ideas to
improve LetterMpress! We would not be able to continue our work without you!