How to Safely Host an Intern?? 2 Replies

I was approached by a gal at a local art event and she asked if I'd consider having her as an intern. I am a sole proprietor and could use some extra hands, but not sure if this would be foolish for legal reasons...what if she chops a finger off!Any…Continue

Tags: letterpress, liability, volunteer, intern

Started by Katie Dean in Business Matters. Last reply by Katie Dean 53 minutes ago.

DIY Photopolymer Base 2 Replies

I heard someone say they made a photopolymer base using MDF and some other stuff that I can't remember now...Anyone have experience with this and if so, could you give me some general tips/materials used so I can get cranking on making my own?

Tags: base, photopolymer

Started by Katie Dean in Supplies and Sources. Last reply by Laura Drapac & Dave Koen 3 hours ago.

Ink 8 Replies

What's your favorite source for printing ink. Been using small cans of Dan Smith for my Kelsey, but now need larger quantity for the C&P projects.

Tags: based, rubber, oil, companies, source

Started by Katie Dean in Supplies and Sources. Last reply by Jessica C. White 4 hours ago.

Blobby printing on small text 1 Reply

Preface: I'm a newbie!I have been lucky enough to sometimes print jobs that had little to no problems. Other times (such as now!), I have issues I simply seem unable to fix. :[Here's the problem:In the design of a card, I have text that is 9 points…Continue

Tags: price, &, boxcar, base, plate

Started by jsml in Business Matters. Last reply by Kseniya: Thomas-Printers on Thursday.

Letterpress Adana book

Hi all, I have attached a really neat book I purchased on eBay.  The content is really basic but succinct and quite useful. I liked the great definition the spelled out on the first page. Its a short easy read this I really found handy and I though…Continue

Tags: beginners, to, letterpress, guidebook, simple

Started by davina farinola in Business Matters Jun 20.

can any identify this press?

For the life of me I can't figure this one out. Anyone have an idea what type of table top press this might be?I guessing someone in the collective borg will know :)…Continue

Started by Laura Smith in Press Troubleshooting, Tips, and Help Jun 19.

Type on the Cob II 2015 photos posted!

Hi everyone,I've just posted my photos from Type on the Cob II here - Please post yours and add a…Continue

Tags: letterpress, conference, typeonthecob

Started by Jessica C. White in Conference Jun 15.

7x11 Gordon Style Press for sale

Unfortunately a huge emergency expense has occurred and so I have to sell this press.7x11 Gordon Old Style Press $2500great working condition3 rubber rollers in great condition with delrin trucks3 chasessome quoinsno throw offEstimated to be…Continue

Tags: treadle, press, Gordon

Started by Samantha Olson in Classifieds Jun 11.

% of extra paper stock for set up/registration 2 Replies

Can anyone give me the general rule for % of extra stock I should cut for each color I run on the press. I've got a linocut that will be 4 color and addition of 35.

Tags: quantity, paper

Started by Katie Dean in Supplies and Sources. Last reply by Katie Dean Jun 4.

Hot foil die making 1 Reply

Fellow forum goers, I am seeking some general advice regarding hot foil dies. It seems that i am unable to find the information I seek via general internet queries, so I'm trying a more direct quote.I am looking to make a die, about the size of a…Continue

Started by Trent Watson in Job Advice. Last reply by Renata K. May 29.

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Katie Dean replied to Katie Dean's discussion How to Safely Host an Intern??
"Thanks for the tips...would be good to keep in mind. Someone from Briar Press suggested I limit any hands on help to the small Kelsey since that press is exempt from having to be insured. Seemed like a good solution for now."
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Laura Drapac & Dave Koen replied to Katie Dean's discussion How to Safely Host an Intern??
"Do you have any connections to a university? Some schools provide school credit for internships, and they may have a way to cover you for any accidental happenings if you're up to OSHA code."
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