Ashley Cunningham
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Good impressions? Whats your favorite paper to print on?
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I have a stock list that I want to resupply and looking for some feedback from the letterpress community on what their favorite paper to print on is. I have Lettra but perhaps you all have used…Continue

Tags: impression, favorite, lettra, paper

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dale Egan May 20, 2016.

Be kind to your fellow printers
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So, this is probably the strangest encounter with another printer I have ever come across in my 25 years in business...I recently purchased a home in the Santa Cruz area and have a full time…Continue

Tags: collaborate, bullying, competition, letterpress

Started this discussion. Last reply by Todd Boatin Mar 21, 2015.

 

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Dale Egan replied to Ashley Cunningham's discussion Good impressions? Whats your favorite paper to print on?
"I'm currently trying out gmund cotton from lci. Not as soft as lettra so deep impression can be tough with my c&p table top, but scores and folds better. I'm going to run a few and compare with the savoy. I think I may go back to…"
May 20, 2016
Elizabeth Bee Kotz replied to Ashley Cunningham's discussion Good impressions? Whats your favorite paper to print on?
"hey samantha, have you run on wild 850 gsm yet? or just thinner? i have someone asking about business cards and i'm a little concerned about cracking! running a c&p platen and a challenge cylinder proof press. wouldn't even try to get…"
May 18, 2016
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Dec 21, 2015
Arie Koelewyn replied to Ashley Cunningham's discussion Good impressions? Whats your favorite paper to print on?
"Rising Stonehenge. I prefer to print dry, but it can also be dampened."
Oct 16, 2015
Samantha Olson replied to Ashley Cunningham's discussion Good impressions? Whats your favorite paper to print on?
"I like Wild, Savoy and Aveo as well as the Lettra"
Oct 16, 2015
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Good impressions? Whats your favorite paper to print on?

I have a stock list that I want to resupply and looking for some feedback from the letterpress community on what their favorite paper to print on is. I have Lettra but perhaps you all have used something even more lovely? See More
Oct 13, 2015
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May 17, 2015
Todd Boatin replied to Ashley Cunningham's discussion Be kind to your fellow printers
"I know this is a older post but a interesting story true with most business and difference between most modern printers and letterpress printers. I have found people of letterpress are a nicer, easer going more self reliant group of hard…"
Mar 21, 2015
Phi Design replied to Ashley Cunningham's discussion Be kind to your fellow printers
"Funny how he didn't take this on with your husband. Quite the bully. I would follow up and see if he actually is the president of the chamber of commerce. Santa Cruz is a small enough community. I guarantee that others have had run-ins with…"
Nov 30, 2014
Jessica C. White replied to Ashley Cunningham's discussion Be kind to your fellow printers
"He doesn't understand, like we do, that there's room for all of us in the pool. Your work and his work are different and will appeal to different people. I also venture to guess that his interactions with his clients might not be all that…"
Nov 22, 2014
Kseniya Thomas replied to Ashley Cunningham's discussion Be kind to your fellow printers
"Such an unhappy experience! You're right that letterpress is about community and sharing what we know--the bonus is that there is plenty of work for everyone. Your love of the craft and care for your customers will speak volumes."
Nov 20, 2014
Courtney Peters replied to Ashley Cunningham's discussion Be kind to your fellow printers
"So sorry you had this experience. But your story is very well written. He may have been put off by the fact you are a woman! But go on with your shop at home. The rewards will be worth it! And odds are he will never get a press anyways.  And…"
Nov 19, 2014
Ashley Cunningham posted a discussion

Be kind to your fellow printers

So, this is probably the strangest encounter with another printer I have ever come across in my 25 years in business...I recently purchased a home in the Santa Cruz area and have a full time dedicated letterpress studio where Ive been working for the past year or so. My husband and I just found out we were pregnant and wanted to move the studio closer to our new home in the mountains. It would just be less driving and more space to work in the detached garage and save us some $$.Part of our…See More
Nov 18, 2014
Jessica C. White left a comment for Ashley Cunningham
"Hi Ashley,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 join or start a conversation in the forum, post photos or videos, and use this site to keep in…"
Oct 9, 2014
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Oct 9, 2014

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Make/model of press(es)?
C&P & Golding Pearl no 11
Press or Business Name
AE Letterpress Studio
Website:
http://aeletterpress.com
Printing for How Long?
24 years
Services Offered in Addition to Letterpress?
Graphic Design
Visual Design
UX/UI
Product Development
Motion Graphics
Apprentices or Interns Welcome?
Absolutely
About Me:
Ashley Cunningham is a CalArts design graduate with over 24 years of design experience. Loacted to Santa Cruz, CA

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At 10:14pm on October 9, 2014, Jessica C. White said…

Hi Ashley,
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 join or start a conversation in the forum, post photos or videos, and use this site to keep in touch with printerfriends.

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Jessica and Kseniya

 
 
 

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