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Make/model of press(es)?
1913 c&p new series & 1946 craftsman c&p automatic
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a. favorite design
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since 2005
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graphic design, brainstorming & on occasion name that font...
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a. favorite design was created in 2005 by graphic designer turned letterpress printer & stationery designer, amber j. favorite. after working & managing a stationery store in chicago a. developed her own line of cards as a hobby. some of her inspirations include: typewriters, old signage, sweet home chicago & flea markets. a.'s part-time hobby has now become her full-time passion and business, leading to wholesaling nationwide & an online store.

most of a.’s time is spent journaling new ideas, typing on her antique typewriter, searching for new fonts, designing, letterpress printing and creating her handmade goods. a. also enjoys watching the full moon rise over lake michigan, walking through churches & cemeteries, collecting pretty things, wearing converse all-stars and watching live music with friends. she has been described as borderline obsessive-compulsive and is currently obsessing over virgin mary icons, vintage type, 33 and fortunes.

the a. favorite studio resides on the northside of the city where she often invites friends for make-dates, which are similar to play-dates but instead of playing everyone makes cool stuff. the main equipment used: wilamina, a 1913 c&p handfed press, fredrick, an automatic triumph cutter & an antique german typewriter, erika.

all a. favorite goods are handmade with the occasional help (but constant support) from friends & family. be it old or new, labelmaker, typewriter, gocco, computer or letterpress, nothing makes amber happier than creating.

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Posted on November 12, 2009 at 12:50am — 3 Comments

c+ps for sale in chicagoland

the delightful richard bennett of elgin illinois wants to retire soon.

that being said, he is selling his father's original print shop.

his dad started the shop in 1915.

the presses have been cared for very well, richard is still printing on most of them.

• 10 x 12 chandler + price hand fed motorized press-call for serial no.

includes extra sets of roller cores & 1 chase

asking $600

• 10 x 12 chandler + price hand fed motorized… Continue

Posted on May 30, 2009 at 11:00am

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At 2:39pm on June 10, 2010, eva - Sycamore Street Press said…
Great meeting you, too! Hope you're recovering from the show!
At 11:02pm on April 3, 2009, Cindy Tomczyk said…
Hi, Amber! :D I heart your space and your card are always a hit. Hope to see you in the art/craft fair circuit again this summer!


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