Gary Johanson
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Ludlow Manual Download

Hi:I uploaded a Ludlow Manual for those who might benefit thereby.  It is for a Ludlow Model L, 1986, so it's not exactly an antique.  Each page is an 8 mB .jpeg image, zipped up to the tune of 41…Continue

Tags: Linecasting, Ludlow, Downloads

Started Aug 24

Starting out in the World of Bridal Showcases

In an effort to broaden my net, I am considering joining a local Bridal Association which guarantees at least two high profile shows in some really nice venues.  I've never shown before, so before I…Continue

Started Mar 5, 2013

Envelopes suitable for Calligraphy
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Hi, Gals (and Guys):I am about to take in a wedding suite order in collaboration with a calligraphy who is awesome.  The Invites and return cards will more than likely be Lettra 110#, but the artist…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judith Berliner Jun 23, 2012.

 

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Ludlow Manual Download

Hi:I uploaded a Ludlow Manual for those who might benefit thereby.  It is for a Ludlow Model L, 1986, so it's not exactly an antique.  Each page is an 8 mB .jpeg image, zipped up to the tune of 41 mB, so it's about a 4-5 minute download, depending on your connection and your system.  You can download it here, or, if this link doesn't come through, click the following address:…See More
Aug 24
Gary Johanson replied to Barbara Jean Yaple's discussion Ludlow is Alive!
"Ok, it's taken a while, but here it is:  I photographed in fairly high rez all the pages of my Ludlow manual, about 155-odd pages.  My PDF maker choked on the images, so these are .jpg images at about 8 mB per image, in a zip file,…"
Aug 24
Gary Johanson replied to Barbara Jean Yaple's discussion Ludlow is Alive!
"Barb, would a scan of a manual be of help?  I have a manual, it's my only, as I am also in the process of obtaining a Ludlow.  It's gonna be a protracted endeavor, because down here, it seems that turn-key operations are…"
Aug 9
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May 9, 2013
Gary Johanson replied to Mary Paige Larsen's discussion Creative Business Blog?
"Mary, it's been a while since you posted this query.  It's been almost a year, I am curious how you are doing.  Did you ever make the transition? -gary www.paperwrenpress.com www.gjohanson.blogspot.com"
May 9, 2013
Gary Johanson replied to Christy Etheredge's discussion What is in a name?
"I almost always name my presses!  They are too important not to.  We name ships, aircraft, and if you go back to the early 1800s, in the days of the thwart-mounted 8-gauge bird guns of the Chesapeake, even the guns!  Even Swords…"
May 9, 2013
Gary Johanson posted a discussion

Starting out in the World of Bridal Showcases

In an effort to broaden my net, I am considering joining a local Bridal Association which guarantees at least two high profile shows in some really nice venues.  I've never shown before, so before I take the plunge, I thought I would attend one of the shows given next month.I have made several sets of Wedding Stationery over the past five years, and I believe I have at least sufficient samples to present what I do.  I don't have "standard" designs, since each and every order is completely…See More
Mar 5, 2013
Gary Johanson replied to Michelle Brownridge's discussion Newbie needs advice on pricing!
"Well, it looks a little late for dealing with the actual quote needed, but i might comment anyway concerning pricing. One point is that no matter what, market value rules. That being said, the market value of letterpress printed products are…"
Feb 26, 2013

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Judith Berliner replied to Gary Johanson's discussion Envelopes suitable for Calligraphy
"Gary, From what i understand, there is no sizing in the lettra paper. As a result, ink can travel on the fibers. Crane's Crest is a perfect match for color. It does have a watermark. Strathmore writing, color soft white is a good match also."
Jun 23, 2012
Gary Johanson posted a discussion

Evelopes suitable for Calligraphy

Hi, Gals (and Guys):I am about to take in a wedding suite order in collaboration with a calligraphy who is awesome.  The Invites and return cards will more than likely be Lettra 110#, but the artist specifically asked that I not use their envelopes.  She will be hand lettering these envelopes, and it seems that Lettra's matching envelopes bleed india ink owing to it's open fibre characteristic.  Any pointers where I might find some calligraphy-friendly envelopes, 4-Bar, A7 inner / outer that…See More
Jun 22, 2012
Gary Johanson replied to Cory Bordonaro's discussion Invitation Suite Papers
"I think Crane Lettra is quite popular for this.  Check with Legion Papers.  "
Jun 22, 2012
Gary Johanson replied to Carrie Ritter's discussion Please Help an Amateur Printer decide the next step up in letterpress printing.
"From a "traditional" letterpress point of view, so much depends on what you want to focus on.  Will you be setting traditional metal type, for instance?  If so, a platen press and that poco proofer would be ideal.  Will you…"
May 28, 2012
Gary Johanson replied to Kristina Hopkins's discussion Edge Painting?
"Well, here I am adding commentary a year later, but after reading these posts, I wonder where you folks are with edge coating now, a year later?  Have any of y'all gotten the technique down to where you are comfortable with it?…"
Mar 6, 2012
Gary Johanson replied to davina farinola's discussion business card paper.
"I just posted some photos on my blog, with you and also some of the gals from Letpress in mind. I've been around the block a few times with Letterpress, and something that I try to do is get folks to explore the other virtues of Letterpress, so…"
Feb 29, 2012
Gary Johanson replied to davina farinola's discussion business card paper.
"Davina, at this point it's been really hard for me to beat good ol' 110 and 220 Lettra.  But don't limit yourself just to the soft, open sized papers.  During my last workshop, I had my student run a copper add cut of an…"
Feb 28, 2012
Gary Johanson replied to davina farinola's discussion upgrade from Pearl to C&P?
"Davina, in case you are accompanying the actual move, be sure to blog the whole thing if you can, and as is practicable.  It would be a great resource, plus very interesting viewing especially for us 'topsiders', to see some…"
Dec 27, 2011

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8x12 C&P New Series, 10x15 Mod. 'MD' Open Kluge
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Paper Wren Press
Website:
http://www.paperwrenpress.com
Printing for How Long?
Since 1969
Services Offered in Addition to Letterpress?
Design, illustration, custom printing, occasional one-on-one workshops.
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About Me:
Paper Wren Press is a cottage business located on the outskirts of Orlando Florida, midway between Orlando and Daytona Beach. Along with producing fine letterpress products, I have also worked for Museums giving demonstrations and serving as Instructor for small class sessions. I maintain two blogs, one is our blog at paperwrenpress.blogspot.com , the other is an educational site that is less product oriented, www.gjohanson.blogspot.com

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At 8:43am on June 22, 2011, Jessica C. White said…

Hi Gary,
Welcome to Ladies of Letterpress! Please feel free to use this site to communicate with the rest of the LoLP community - you are welcome to blog about letterpress related topics, post photos or videos, and join or start a conversation in the forum.

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