Tiffany Smith
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  • Charlottesville, VA
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Flat/Offset + Letterpress Printing
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I have a client who is looking for a watercolor effect on their invitation suite as well as letterpress printing. While I could obviously hand-color each one with watercolor, I have a feeling that…Continue

Tags: help, printing, digital, letterpress, watercolor

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tiffany Smith Aug 13.

Re-listing: C&P Old Style Pilot Press for Sale
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As soon as we committed to selling this press, we had no idea it would be a roller coaster ride. Here we are, a few months later after many crazy disappointments and strange twists and turns, and…Continue

Tags: press, tabletop, pilot, c&p

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tiffany Smith Jul 14.

Project Lead Times
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If you are not letterpress printing full time, as in, if you have a day job in addition to your letterpress work, what are some of your lead times for projects for clients? Right now, I work 8-5 and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Maia de Raat Apr 2.

Wanted:Galley Trays & Composing Stick(s)
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Hello! We just recently picked up a restored Showcard Model B Special, and now I'm on the hunt for some galley trays to use with it. I also have been trying to find the best places to purchase…Continue

Tags: sticks, composing, tray, galley

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tiffany Smith Sep 3, 2013.

 

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Tiffany Smith replied to Tiffany Smith's discussion Flat/Offset + Letterpress Printing
"Nnooooo, indeed. Lettra is incredibly thirsty. It can really soak up letterpress ink, so I can only imagine what it does with watercolor ... terrifying."
Aug 13
Tiffany Smith replied to Tiffany Smith's discussion Flat/Offset + Letterpress Printing
"I tried to recommend this, but the bride's grandmother was hand painting full-color watercolor flowers for each of her 5 pieces. Yeaaaaaaah. So, that complicated things. I actually found a local printer in town who has done offset printing on…"
Aug 13
Danielle Feliciano replied to Tiffany Smith's discussion Flat/Offset + Letterpress Printing
"By ruin your printer, I mean that the fibers will begin clogging the ink head and start spurting out black ink dots on your prints halfway through the run. Lettra is too cottony and it is uncoated meaning the digital prints will be dull and…"
Aug 13
Danielle Feliciano replied to Tiffany Smith's discussion Flat/Offset + Letterpress Printing
"Go the simplest route you can. Also I should note, Lettra is HORRIBLE for watercoloring in, it will bleed, warp, stretch, and then dry super dull and ugly. If you insist on hand applying the watercolor you need to buy a watercolor paper (they all…"
Aug 13
Danielle Feliciano replied to Tiffany Smith's discussion Flat/Offset + Letterpress Printing
"I did this exact thing once. Here is the thing - you will ruin your printer if you put regular lettra in in for a long run and digital printers do NOT print evenly as the grippers which pull in the paper to the printer shift, on the same part of the…"
Aug 13
Tiffany Smith replied to Danielle Feliciano's discussion Halftone Help?
"Um, yeah. That's a great deal, indeed. Thanks for sharing their name! I'm totally going to get in touch now."
Aug 13
Tiffany Smith replied to Danielle Feliciano's discussion Halftone Help?
"This is really great, Danielle. Thank you so much for sharing! I now really want to pick up a halftone test plate myself and see what different results I get on my presses. The links on your blog post were also really inspiring.  I went to the…"
Aug 13
Tiffany Smith posted a discussion

Flat/Offset + Letterpress Printing

I have a client who is looking for a watercolor effect on their invitation suite as well as letterpress printing. While I could obviously hand-color each one with watercolor, I have a feeling that will be a bit cost-prohibitive for my client, so I…See More
Aug 5

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Make/model of press(es)?
C&P Old Style Pilot (x2), Showcard Model B Special
Press or Business Name
Stubborn Press & Company
Website:
http://stubbornpress.com
Printing for How Long?
Since January 2012
Services Offered in Addition to Letterpress?
Branding/identity, web design, illustration, lettering, and other various graphic design services.
Apprentices or Interns Welcome?
Not Yet
About Me:
I'm a wife, mama, designer-turned-letterpress printer, and follower of Christ.

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At 7:08pm on August 17, 2011, Jessica C. White said…
Hi Tiffany,
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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