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Hello :)

I'm so excited that I found this group.
I have always loved letterpress stuff...and I will soon be taking my first course.
And...bigger news, I will soon be buying my first press :)
Yeah!

It should look something like this :)

Thanks for including me here.

I'm looking forward to learning, browsing...…

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Posted on May 24, 2010 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

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At 7:24am on May 31, 2010, Sue Globensky said…
You'll be thrilled with Margaret Lock's course. I took it several years ago and learned so much! I'm still very much a part-time, hobby printer with lots more to learn, but love every minute I get to spend with my press.
At 10:35am on May 26, 2010, Margot Cudmore said…
Marlaine, I've never met Margaret Lock, but I've heard she's amazing! She is really well-respected as both an artist and craftsperson. You will learn a lot from her.
At 11:20pm on May 25, 2010, Christine Gittings said…
yes, I''m from Toronto too. I'm fairly new to letterpress. I took my first class with Akemi (Kozo Studio) in Feb, then a few weeks later took a class with Tanya (Snap & Tumble). I've taken a second class with Akemi since then. I'd love to have a Vandercook but due to lack of space I settled on the Adana 5 x 8. I've only had it a few weeks and I'm struggling with getting it to print properly. I need to have at least one full day when I have nothing to do but work with it.
I'm assuming you're buying your press from Don?
At 5:15pm on May 25, 2010, Margot Cudmore said…
Marlaine - I forgot to mention, if you're using the boxcar base system, we found a polymer plate supplier in Mississauga who is just as good and you don't have to pay duty. Check out Aries Flexographic and ask for Donna. Where are you thinking of taking your courses? Offering workshops is something we've been toying with for a while...
At 5:10pm on May 25, 2010, Margot Cudmore said…
Thanks for your wonderful comment! Good luck with the courses and good luck with your first press. Don't be discouraged if the first few impressions are less than perfect. Figuring out how to make them perfect is half the fun.
At 8:23am on May 25, 2010, Gina Marin said…
p.s. you can check my blog (badly needs updating): marinpress.com
At 8:22am on May 25, 2010, Gina Marin said…
Hi Marlaine, You'll find a lot of letterpress people are graphic designers, such a natural combination. So many are women, too! I see you are in Pickering. It' nice to see more letterpress making it's way into Canada. If you are looking for a press Don Black Linecasting, in Scarborough, is a terrific place to check.

Good luck!
Gina

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Little Miss Bliss
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www.littlemissbliss.ca
Website:
http://1 course with Margaret Lock - 1 week of Type Camp Buffalo wi...
Printing for How Long?
Adana 2 - 5x3 and Miehle V-50
Services Offered in Addition to Letterpress?
I've just graduated from Graphic Design but have always loved letterpress stuff :)
Apprentices or Interns Welcome?
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About Me:
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Former FSL teacher now Graphic Designer [well, if I can get a job!]
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