mpressInteractive released its LetterMpress app to provide a way to realistically replicate the process of creating classic letterpress type treatments. The developer has now followed that up with SimplyMpress, which not only simplifies the process of creating simulated letterpress-based compositions but expands that into an open-ended design environment, without the restrictions of LetterMpress.
The free mobile version includes five OpenType vector fonts based on the wood type collection in LetterMpress, with 23 additional fonts available as an in-app purchase. The ability to apply randomized textures to type and images can help create a realistic vintage look, along with 30 paper patterns that provide a transparent background for moving designs into other applications. Support is included for five popular page sizes, with more sizes and output of up to 288 pixels per inch available as additional in-app purchases (four bucks gets you everything). The free version can be downloaded now for iPod, iPhone and iPad, with the Mac version priced at $6.99. Android and Windows versions are under development.