"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,…"
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
"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.
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
"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.…"
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.