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Bridget Elmer
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  • Saint Petersburg, FL
  • United States
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Printing Paper Bags
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Meghan Nov 30.

Studio Space / Flatbed Cylinder Press - Ashby, MA
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Bridget Elmer Jun 11, 2014.

 

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Meghan replied to Bridget Elmer's discussion Printing Paper Bags
"Depending on how soft the bag material is (Kraft something or other, I'm guessing?) I reduce my platen packing and slip a sheet of red board into the bag to keep the impression from going through. It takes an extra couple of seconds per print,…"
Nov 30

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Bridget Elmer replied to Bridget Elmer's discussion Printing Paper Bags
"Great! Thanks so much."
Nov 17
Megan Huston replied to Bridget Elmer's discussion Printing Paper Bags
"We ran ours on a Heidelberg Windmill and used a normal makeready. Good Luck!"
Nov 17

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Bridget Elmer replied to Bridget Elmer's discussion Printing Paper Bags
"Thanks Megan! Glad to hear it. Did you have to do anything special in terms of packing?"
Nov 17
Megan Huston replied to Bridget Elmer's discussion Printing Paper Bags
"We've done it with the polymer with great results! The image had both fine areas as well as an area with fuller coverage & the outcome looked great "
Nov 17

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Bridget Elmer posted a discussion

Printing Paper Bags

Hello, folks! Any advice about letterpress printing paper bags? We have a Challenge 15MP proof press and two table top platen presses at our shop. I've read suggestions on Briar Press about using softer polymer or rubber plates and/or printing with a rubber blanket on the cylinder/platen. We welcome any suggestions! Thanks so much.See More
Nov 16

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Bridget Elmer updated their profile
Aug 23

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Bridget Elmer replied to Bridget Elmer's discussion Studio Space / Flatbed Cylinder Press - Ashby, MA
"Thanks so much for your message, Bill! I'll have to connect you directly with my friend so that she can answer your questions. I'll forward on your message and have her get in touch! Best, Bridget"
Jun 11, 2014
Bill Muller replied to Bridget Elmer's discussion Studio Space / Flatbed Cylinder Press - Ashby, MA
"Big Wheel Press in Easthampton has room.  I have an SP-25 and SP-20.  How big a book and how is it being composed?  Polymer, handset?  I have an operating Ludlow and hopefully my Intertype will be up and running this fall. Ashby…"
Jun 9, 2014

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Bridget Elmer posted a discussion

Studio Space / Flatbed Cylinder Press - Ashby, MA

A good friend of mine who has been sharing space with me at my St. Petersburg, FL studio is moving up north and looking for a studio space where she can complete a letterpress printed book project. She is looking either for a shared studio with access to a flatbed cylinder press, or she’s looking for a space and press of her own. She will be living in Ashby, MA. Any suggestions or connections are most welcome!See More
Jun 3, 2014

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Bridget Elmer posted photos
Dec 6, 2012

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Bridget Elmer posted a status
"So excited... just got back from my first visit to the The Southern Letterpress in Northport, AL! Feeling like a proud co-owner."
Dec 6, 2012

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Bridget Elmer and Anna McNeary are now friends
Oct 29, 2012
Laura Gardner and Bridget Elmer are now friends
Oct 3, 2012

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Bridget Elmer just updated their location.
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Oct 3, 2012

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Bridget Elmer replied to Wanda Lau's discussion Hamilton Type Cabinet w/Type for Sale or Donating
"I'm a printer who just relocated from a shared studio in Asheville to FL. I prefer to print from handset type, but my personal collection limited to only a few drawers. I'm very interested! I just sent you a friend request with a message.…"
Sep 21, 2012

Profile Information

Make/model of press(es)?
Vandercook #4 proof press, C&P motorized platen press, Craftsman Superior table top platen press
Press or Business Name
The Southern Letterpress
Website:
http://thesouthernletterpress.com/
Printing for How Long?
14 years
Services Offered in Addition to Letterpress?
bookbinding
papermaking
graphic design
Apprentices or Interns Welcome?
Not Yet
About Me:
Bridget Elmer is an artist, bookmaker and letterpress printer working in St. Petersburg, FL.  She is the sole proprietor of Flatbed Splendor (www.flatbedsplendor.com) co-founder of Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts (www.impractical-labor.org), co-owner of The Southern Letterpress (www.thesouthernletterpress.com), and co-founder of PRINT ST PETE Community Letterpress (www.printstpete.org). She received her MFA in the Book Arts from the University of Alabama in 2010 and her Masters in Library and Information Studies in 2011. Bridget currently serves as the Coordinator of the Letterpress and Book Arts Center at the Ringling College of Art and Design.

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