A long time ago before Steve Jobs, there was this guy name Johannes Gutenburg. Have you heard of him? He revolutionized the printed word and changed history. Yet with everything going digital is there still a place for the letterpressed printed piece today? Of course! Haven't you held a business card or invitation in your hand and said, "I'm keeping this!" It probably was more than the design. It was the tactile sensation of the raised or inset text. It can take a blah piece to the next level or an amazing design even further.
But how feasible is it to purchase your own letterpress for personal use? Good resources can be found here and here. And a good reference guide for the designer who is outsourcing the letterpressing: here. I'm just diving in and trying to figure out what's the starting point for the at-home-letter-presser. I found this set of instructions for creating my own press. It looks rather intimidating, but maybe worth trying!