Building a Business 5 Replies

Hi:I am bootstrapping a Letterpress Business, or, at least, have been trying to for seven years now.  What I have going for me is that I have a fully complimented Letterpress shop, and I have a Letterpress background going back to the late 1960s.  I…Continue

Tags: marketing, ideas, up, Start, Business

Started by Gary Johanson in Business Matters. Last reply by kelly mcmahon yesterday.

Be kind to your fellow printers 3 Replies

So, this is probably the strangest encounter with another printer I have ever come across in my 25 years in business...I recently purchased a home in the Santa Cruz area and have a full time dedicated letterpress studio where Ive been working for…Continue

Tags: collaborate, bullying, competition, letterpress

Started by Ashley Cunningham in Business Matters. Last reply by Jessica C. White on Saturday.

Pearl. Floor model 7x11 Treadle driven 2 Replies

Golding & Company No. 11 Pearl Press. Manufactured in 1912. Serial number 14297” x 11” With 2 Chases, 2 New Ramco rollersTreadle driven with a ‘Throw-off’ lever to facilitate quick make ready, double inking and smooth production.Good condition,…Continue

Started by Jon Drew in Classifieds. Last reply by Jon Drew on Wednesday.

Packing for a Vandercook SP-20 1 Reply

Hello!  I have been wondering about proper packing on my SP-20. I have a Galley Bed Plate with 040 cylinder undercut. I have Vandercook Tympan, .003 packing sheets and a Mylar sheet. Everything I can find as to how much packing you need does not…Continue

Started by Courtney Peters in Press Troubleshooting, Tips, and Help. Last reply by kelly mcmahon Nov 17.

Buying type 6 Replies

I'm looking to build my type collection. I was wondering where everyone usually finds their type cases (aside from ebay)?Continue

Tags: type

Started by Stefanie Wolfson in Business Matters. Last reply by Laura Pugh Nov 16.

Complete Letterpress Shop for Sale

My husband is retiring and wants me to travel the world with him so I'm selling everything from my successful studio:  letterpressoftulsa.comAll good things must come to an end - I'd love to pass on all my treasures to someone who who will love them…Continue

Started by Sharon Braun Hutton in Classifieds Nov 13.

Letterpress Conference Save the Date!

The next Ladies of Letterpress Conference will be June 11-13, 2015. Put it in your calendar and check the website as we update it with events and workshops (…Continue

Tags: LoLPCon2015, Conference, Letterpress

Started by Jessica C. White in News and Announcements Nov 6.

PBI 2015: May 17 to 28 at Ox Bow in Saugatuck, Michi­gan

Paper and Book Intensive 2015May 17 to 28, at Ox Bow in Saugatuck, Michi­ganLearn from the best practitioners of books arts, papermaking and conservation. See the full catalog at …Continue

Started by Jessica Peterson in News and Announcements Nov 4.

any one want to do a swap? 68 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 Camille Robin Nov 4.

C&P for sale 3 Replies

Hello there, I am Christophersson, an 1899 Chanlder & Price 12x18 printing press. I have been used for die cutting for several years now, but I can easily be set back up for printing by purchasing new rollers.Forgive me, for I am an old beast,…Continue

Tags: for, sale, press, printing, C&P

Started by Reka Juhasz in Classifieds. Last reply by Dawn Lucas-Carlson Oct 24.

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kelly mcmahon replied to Gary Johanson's discussion Building a Business
"Gary, It sounds like you have all the makings in place to be a small, custom shop that focuses on your strengths--LETTERPRESS FOR THE PEOPLE! I loved your sneak peeks on instagram, of the young couple printing part of their invitations--that is…"
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Gary Johanson replied to Gary Johanson's discussion Building a Business
"Thank you, Jessica.  You and Kelly have both confirmed what I have been thinking.  I am laying a different set of plans out for the next year, which will major more locally, and more in terms of education.  What you both have pointed…"
Jessica C. White replied to Ashley Cunningham's discussion Be kind to your fellow printers
"He doesn't understand, like we do, that there's room for all of us in the pool. Your work and his work are different and will appeal to different people. I also venture to guess that his interactions with his clients might not be all that…"


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