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Letterpress Class at Penland School of Crafts

I'm super excited to be teaching Text is Image at Penland's beautiful letterpress print studio this summer during Session 1 May 28th - June 9th, 2017.

I would love for you to join me in the mountains of North Carolina and print together for two weeks! Penland School of Crafts is one of my most favorite places. The support of the artistic community is inspiring and I always return to my own practice with renewed inspiration.…

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Added by Lynda Sherman on April 7, 2017 at 2:31pm — No Comments

50% off fair trade handmade letterpress and marble paper

Hi Ladies,

I've just launched De Milo's new Sustain & Heal paper shop with a movie about the fair trade artisans I work with in Bangladesh. To celebrate I want to offer you two 50% off coupons.

handmade letterpress paper:

coupon code: LOLP50

handmade marble paper:

coupon code:…

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Added by Annika Buxman on January 25, 2017 at 6:49pm — No Comments

New Letterpress Workshop Platform

Dear All, after a longer break than expected (parenthood can definitely be demanding...) we are back and want to launch a new feature together with…

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Added by Kristin & Ben on January 7, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

2017 Workshops at the Book Arts Program, University of Utah

Greetings and Happy New Year from the Book Arts Program!
 
We’re excited to share that registration for our 2017 workshops is now open! We'll be offering a total of nineteen community events this year, including half-day, weekend, and multi-session classes, as well as free, informal drop-in sessions and lectures. National and local instructors including Samuel Feinstein, Christopher McAfee, Jessica Peterson,…
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Added by Marnie Powers-Torrey on January 6, 2017 at 2:14am — No Comments

A new book about a woman Type Designer, Carol Twombly

If you are interested in type design or are curious about how women got into the type field chck out this book about Carol Twombly and her career.

http://www.oakknoll.com/pages/books/125344/nancy-stock-allen/carol-twombly-her-brief-but-brilliant-career-in-type-design

Added by Nancy Stock-Allen on December 11, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Letterpress studio in San Francisco seeking new members

Calling all artists, healers, and activists:

Open Windows’ mission is to be a safe space, community space and creative space.  Located in the Bayview district of San Francisco, we offer letterpress and bookbinding facilities, and hold sacred space for ritual and contemplation.  We’re committed to open sharing of ideas, skills, and support.

We are seeking 2 new…

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Added by Ava Sayaka Rosen on November 25, 2016 at 2:31pm — No Comments

Magnesium Letterpress Dies are our Specialty!

Pella Engraging Co. is proud to support Ladies of Letterpress and the letterpress community. Try us as an alternative to a polymer printing die, especially for your dies that get frequent and heavy use. Mention Ladies of Letterpress when you call and your first letterpress printing die (up to 15 square inches) is on us!…

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Added by Cory Vande Kieft on July 27, 2016 at 11:50am — No Comments

Chandler & Price 8 x 12 for sale

Dear Ladies of Letterpress, I would like to sell my Chandler & Price 8 x 12 press. If there is any interested please contact me at mabel.milord@gmail.com for more info. Thanks!

Added by Mabel Milord on July 16, 2016 at 4:54pm — No Comments

Open faculty position, Book Arts Program, SLC UT

The J. Willard Marriott Library seeks an energetic and innovative professional for the position of Book Arts Designer & Teaching Faculty. This tenure-line, year-round faculty position teaches and co-teaches book arts/design courses and workshops, provides administrative support to senior department personnel, supervises staff and/or interns, and oversees procedural matters related to ongoing Book Arts Program (BAP) and Red Butte Press (RBP) projects and activities. This position also…

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Added by Marnie Powers-Torrey on April 7, 2016 at 1:11am — No Comments

Driftless Book Arts (SlowPrint Letterpress) Indiegogo Campaign!

Please support our Sustaining Campaign by subscribing to our first limited edition crowdfunded broadside.

The Fraktur Alphabet design, by noted calligrapher Julian Waters, will be printed in an edition of 150. The first 50 will be on handmade Japanese Paper, and the remainder on Italian mould-made. 100 are available through the Indiegogo campaign here …

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Added by Peter Fraterdeus on December 15, 2015 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Girl Scouts and girls printing?

     Did any of you ladies in letterpress get your introduction to printing or graphic arts through a Girl Scout program?

     I'm writing an article about the role Boy Scout merit badges for Printing (obsolete since 1981), Printing/Communication (obsolete since 1989), and Graphic Arts (the current version) may have played in introducing boys to these skills. I could find nothing similar for girls in…

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Added by William E Boys on October 14, 2015 at 4:29pm — 2 Comments

Stepping down

Dear LoLP friends,

After much deliberation and many sleepless nights, I’ve decided to step down as co-director of Ladies of Letterpress. In the past year, major changes in my personal life (a baby, to be specific!) as well as changes in my work have put me in a place where my lack of time and energy prevent me from being the best leader I can be for this community. I’m so proud of what we’ve accomplished so far, and incredibly pleased to see what a lovely community this has become.…

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Added by Jessica C. White on July 8, 2015 at 11:01am — No Comments

Christmas in July letterpress promotion – free shipping!

Our Christmas in July letterpress promotion is already available on FPS! We thought a lot about a good promo offer for this Christmas in July and there’s really nothing like a “free shipping” promotion.…

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Added by Radu Andreea on June 30, 2015 at 8:21am — No Comments

10 Outstanding Classic-Style Wedding Invitations: The Art of Letterpress

Wedding invitation cards are usually written in remarkable letterpress style. We are…

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Added by Eliza Sullin on April 16, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Kelsey 5x8 looking for a great home!

'Allo, friends!

I have a Kelsey 5x8 in need of a home. I've upgraded to an 8x10, and don't need the 5x8 anymore. It's in fantastic shape (I've used it regularly for the past four years), and has new Ramco rubber rollers (as of last year). Here's the deal ... I learn't to print on this press, and I'm not looking to profit from it. I just want to know it will be used and appreciated.

If you're willing to pick it up in Southwest Michigan, and can pay $200 (so I can find/build a…

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Added by Andru Bemis on March 23, 2015 at 6:24pm — No Comments

Letterpress Furniture Cabinet of Reglet

Hi Ladies, I am looking for a used vintage Hamilton Letterpress Furniture Cabinet of Reglet, for my small letterpress studio. Thank you!

Added by Chantal Audrey von Wattenwyl on February 7, 2015 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Call for Speakers: APHA 2015 Printing on the Hand Press & Beyond

Do you use a hand press in teaching, printmaking, or publishing? Interested in historical print production and practices? If so, consider submitting a proposal to speak at the 2015 American Printing History Association Conference, October 23-24, 2015 at RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection in Rochester, NY.

We are home of 5 iron hand presses including the Albion once owned by William Morris and Frederic Goudy. Deadline for…

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Added by Amelia Fontanel on January 26, 2015 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Todd's Press Time New to Ladies of Letterpress web sight, hope to be a sponsor

  Just wanted to say hi, I was invited to your sight by a costumer and had sometime to look around it this holiday and see a few familiar names and a lot of good info and ideas. I do know Ladies are a big part of Letterpress being over 70% of my customer base.
  I am a life long printer in USA around 35 years now doing anything printing related to pay the bills, I enjoy collecting and restoring…
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Added by Todd Boatin on December 28, 2014 at 10:45pm — No Comments

Hamilton Wood Type Wayzgoose 2014

Hamilton Wood Type Museum | Iron Leaf Press

Last weekend was the 6th annual Hamilton Type Museum Wayzgoose. Although I’ve been to many other printing related events (read about the Ladies of Letterpress Type on Cob and…

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Added by Danielle Chargo on November 18, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

12x18 C&P for sale

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Added by Reka Juhasz on October 1, 2014 at 6:53am — No Comments

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