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How do you calculate your paper overage? 1 Reply

In preparation for a talk I'm giving at the upcoming St. Louis Ladies of Letterpress Conference, I'm curious how you calculate the paper overage on your printing jobs:How do…Continue

Started by Harold Kyle in Business Matters. Last reply by Dee Elling 16 hours ago.

Vandercook Maintenance Workshop with Paul Moxon

Come to the Center for Book Arts in NYC to learn all the points of maintenance, cleaning, and lubrication specific to the Vandercook so as to be prepared for potential problems and make or direct repairs. We will also discuss all models of interest…Continue

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Started by Emilie Ahern in News and Announcements on Tuesday.

Is good idea to buy this one? 3 Replies

Hi! I'm looking for a small machine to get me started in letterpress and I found one on Ebay, do you think is a good idea to buy it?it says“It's in great Working condition and in great condition. Look at photos.”Little help please! I think the ink…Continue

Started by Julissa Moreira in Supplies and Sources. Last reply by Julissa Moreira Aug 11.

Chandler and Price 12 x 18 New Style for Sale

12 x 18 Chandler & Price new style for sale. Dated from about 1920. Retrofitted with a motor. Hand fed, three good rollers. It's in good working condition. Comes with three chases, several quoines and other accessories and technical printing…Continue

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Started by Rondi Vasquez in Classifieds Aug 6.

Boggs Equipment is having another Letterpress auction if anyone is interested!

Seller: Boggs EquipmentPhone: 1.888.837.8101Email: Sales@BoggsEquipment.comAuction Location: 14901 Broadway Ave. Maple Heights, OH…Continue

Started by Tom O'Grady in Classifieds Aug 2.

Cleaning Rubber Based Ink off Press, Or "How I Wanted to Quit Printing Before I Even Started" 11 Replies

Hi Ladies! I own a C&P Pilot and am just starting printing on it. Previously I was working only on a proofing press, which was a breeze to clean up, since all you do is ink the form with a brayer. Then today happened. Today I finally inked up my…Continue

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Started by Samantha Urbanick in Design Side. Last reply by Dale Egan Jul 2.

If you're looking for letterpress items, check out our online auction. From one of the largest collections in the U.S.

Seller: Boggs EquipmentPhone: 1.888.837.8101Email: Sales@BoggsEquipment.comAuction Location: 14901 Broadway Ave. Maple Heights, OH…Continue

Tags: Platen, Pilot, Cabinet, Press, Windmill

Started by Tom O'Grady in Classifieds Jun 19.

for sale - kelsey 5x8 with drawers of type, ink, quoins, furniture, etc.

Hi! I'm selling my entire home printing set up, it's in very good condition. you can see the post here https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/for/6171943800.htmlplease feel free to ask…Continue

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Started by Thera Webb in Classifieds Jun 11.

Thermography Printing (Raised Lettering) Machine

This machine has NEVER been used! We bought it brand new and just never ended up using it! It is in great working condition, in shape, and ready to use. We have a box of the powder to get you started as well. This is a steal! Asking $999, brand new…Continue

Tags: Stationery, Printing, Lettering, Raised, Thermograph

Started by Cristy Fernandez in Classifieds Jun 8.

Mapping Our Lives in These Dystopian Times--Collage Workshop in Scotland

THE COURSEJoin WSW's Artistic Director, Tatana Kellner, for 6 days of intensive and inspiring studio time at the Moray Art Centre. Taking a cue from our location, we’ll spend the week…Continue

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Started by Ann Kalmbach in News and Announcements Apr 4.

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Dee Elling replied to Harold Kyle's discussion How do you calculate your paper overage?
"Hi Harold, I took a letterpress class from Nathan Atkinson, lifelong printer, at San Francisco City College and his course material included the following: calculate 3% spoilage for each run through the press, including for scoring or perforating…"
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How do you calculate your paper overage?

In preparation for a talk I'm giving at the upcoming St. Louis Ladies of Letterpress Conference, I'm curious how you calculate the paper overage on your printing jobs:How do you determine how much extra paper to cut in advance of a print run? Do you have any rules of thumb or formulas or percentages? What factors do you consider? How much do you rely on intuition?Thanks for sharing your thoughts!Harold KyleSee More
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Emilie Ahern posted a discussion

Vandercook Maintenance Workshop with Paul Moxon

Come to the Center for Book Arts in NYC to learn all the points of maintenance, cleaning, and lubrication specific to the Vandercook so as to be prepared for potential problems and make or direct repairs. We will also discuss all models of interest and other brands as warranted. Whether you use a press at the Center for Book Arts, own one, or are planning to buy, this workshop will provide excellent direction for your future presswork. Bring your questions, photos and/or broken parts. Paul will…See More
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