dampened paper 2 Replies

Hi, I am trying to get a good embossed print on 600gsm cranes letters paper and have been told that I need to dampen the card prior to printing, but not sure how to do this .  Has any one done this with good results?..  Grateful for any tips on…Continue

Started by Jane Saunders in Design Side. Last reply by Jane Saunders 3 hours ago.

Re-listing: C&P Old Style Pilot Press for Sale 1 Reply

As soon as we committed to selling this press, we had no idea it would be a roller coaster ride. Here we are, a few months later after many crazy disappointments and strange twists and turns, and this Pilot is still in my workshop. I'd like to make…Continue

Tags: press, tabletop, pilot, c&p

Started by Tiffany Smith in Classifieds. Last reply by Tiffany Smith 17 hours ago.

Rebirth!! 1 Reply

Hello, Ladies,Well, do I have news! (Not a question---yes, I *do* have news!) In two weeks I will take delivery of a 1st Model C&P 10x15 with a Kluge feeder (My favorite feeder ever, and SO much nicer than hand-pegging sheets!) Shortly behind…Continue

Started by Barbara Jean Yaple in Business Matters. Last reply by Tiffany Smith 17 hours ago.

any one want to do a swap? 18 Replies

I participated in a swap a few years back and it was never completed (an alphabet coaster swap!) I would love to have a complete set.. any one want to swap??Continue

Started by Angela R. Stewart in Business Matters. Last reply by Ink Petals Press 22 hours ago.

Deciding on a Press 8 Replies

Hello all,I am graduating college and starting a letterpress business soon, and I am currently stuck on which press to go with. I've checked BriarPress, eBay, local ads and the like, and most of what I'm finding are C&P's. I originally wanted to…Continue

Tags: Kelsey, C&P, press, a, choosing

Started by Katie Woodby in Business Matters. Last reply by Barbara Jean Yaple on Monday.

Printing for designers 4 Replies

Hi there! I've had a couple of requests from designers who would like to have their own designs letterpress printed so that they can sell them in their shops and I'm having a really hard time figuring out what to charge. I know what to charge for my…Continue

Started by Miranda in Business Matters. Last reply by Kseniya: Thomas-Printers Apr 16.

Gold Foil Edging 2 Replies

Does anyone do gold foil edging in their shop? I'm looking to outsource this part of my project. If so, please send your pricing to Thanks!Continue

Tags: card, business, edge, foil, gold

Started by Cara Underwood in Supplies and Sources. Last reply by Cara Underwood Apr 14.

OPEN CALL for WORKS ON PAPER 2014: Books, Broadsides, Prints

Opportunity for JURIED SHOW for Works on Paper 2014 and exhibition in NY. Submissions due April 24. Artists working in Prints & Broadsides, Books, Photography, Mixed Media may submit work via email for this exhibition at Intima Gallery,…Continue

Started by Mindy Belloff in News and Announcements Apr 13.

VanSon Acrylic Ink 2 Replies

Hello,Has anyone used the Acrylic VanSon Ink that the company says is good for letterpress? I've been using their rubber base, which I like, except for when overprinting. That's when it takes forever to be absorbed into the paper. Any information is…Continue

Tags: vanson, acrylic, ink

Started by Ren Vasiliev in Job Advice. Last reply by Ren Vasiliev Apr 4.

Project Lead Times 2 Replies

If you are not letterpress printing full time, as in, if you have a day job in addition to your letterpress work, what are some of your lead times for projects for clients? Right now, I work 8-5 and print in the evenings after the kiddos are in bed.…Continue

Started by Tiffany Smith in Business Matters. Last reply by Maia de Raat Apr 2.

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