Hi all, I'm wondering if anyone uses the bronzing technique in their work. I've never tried it and heard it's good for punching up certain letterpress projects. Been on Briar Press and get the basic gist, but any tips, techniques, and or recommendations for what powder to use would be greatly appreciated! KateSee More
Hi guys,I'm in the midst of doing yearly planning for my letterpress business, and wondered if anyone had feedback on how they handle their own yearly planning. Specifically: when do you aim to send out your catalogs, accept orders, and plan on sending stock out for each season? Is there a standard time for the holiday season catalog to go out, and a cut-off date for stores to place their orders?In other words: is there a typical calendar year for a letterpress business that primarily…See More
This past June I was lucky enough to receive a LoLP scholarship!I currently operate a 10 x 15 C & P with a foot treadle. Graduating to automated printing has always been part of the plan to grow my business into a multi-press shop, and owning a Heidelberg Windmill…See More
"Thanks for the step-by-step how to. I've had a couple of opportunities to die cut but have been a bit nervous. Basically know how, but your photos gave me a kick in the butt. Aren't C&Ps great presses! Print beautifully,…"
"Yup, C & P 10 x 15. I found the tutorial on here extremely helpful. Thanks so much for the recommendation for where to get a die. I definitely keep hearing good things about them.
I know it'll be more expensive (and time-consuming)…"
"I have only done die cutting once and it was a very long time ago... You will need to get a die made. I was recommended this place: appledie.com
There's probably some toturials online. Do you work on a C and P ?"
"Thanks Shayna! I definitely hate the medium weight Katz. It's just so flat, and hard to get a good impression without cracking in my experience.
I think I'm going to try die-cutting. Have you done this before?
You might try The Arm in Williamsburg or The Center for Book Arts. They both offer workshops, and The Arm allows to print in their delightful space for a fee-per-hour. You can also go to Briar Press and search their workshops…"
"I HATE the heavy weight Katz.. have not tried the medium weight yet, but plan on it.
Other people have recommended Neena's blotter paper (you will have to cut it down and die-cut it) I've heard it's beautiful, but much more…"