February 2011 Blog Posts (24)

More letterpress excitement on Kickstarter

What did we ever do without Kickstarter? Go to banks and plead for cash? Another interesting project has caught my eye, this time for a wood type iPad app which allows you to set type, make "prints" on a digital Vandy, and save the prints on your computer for use with other applications. "LetterMPress: a Virtual Letterpress on your iPad" is the brainchild of graphic…


Added by Kseniya Thomas on February 28, 2011 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

Ladies of Letterpress show at the San Francisco Center for the Book

On March 17th, Jessica and I, shown below on a very strong-feeling day at the Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair, will host a reception and talk about Ladies of Letterpress and the upcoming conference. Part of the event is an one-night exhibition for local Ladies to show off their printing. So between now and March 17th, if you live in the Bay area, I encourage you to drop off your printed works at SFCB (300 De Haro Street, Suite 334, San Francisco). Be sure you label them and mention that…


Added by Kseniya Thomas on February 25, 2011 at 12:23pm — 1 Comment

Braden Sutphin Ink for Sale

Keith Corcoran alerted me to a large lot of ink he's selling--he'd salvaged most of it from a print shop that was reducing its inventory. The ink is mostly Braden Sutphin Sheet Fed Offset, and he has many fabulous colors available, including mixes well beyond the Pantone starter kit. He notes that the ink is vegetable oil based and has less smell than other oil based ink. Could be a good chance to stock…


Added by Kseniya Thomas on February 23, 2011 at 1:16pm — 1 Comment

call for entries - The Printed Page: 25 Emerging Book Artists

There are still a few open spots and a little over a week before the deadline (we encourage instructors to pass this information along to their graduate level students)! Please join us in The Printed Page: 25 Emerging Book Artists portfolio exchange.


This portfolio exchange is sponsored by graduate students at the University of Alabama's MFA in the Book Arts program and focuses on book artists in the beginning stages of their careers. The Printed Page portfolio may include…


Added by Jessica C. White on February 23, 2011 at 9:24am — No Comments

Victor Hammer Fellowship

The Wells Book Arts Center is pleased to begin accepting applications for the seventh Victor Hammer Fellowship in the Book Arts. The successful applicant will have extensive experience in hand bookbinding and letterpress printing, as well as a proven commitment to promoting the book arts through education or community involvement. The ideal applicant will have an MFA or certificate in Book Arts or a related field. This…


Added by Jessica C. White on February 20, 2011 at 8:40pm — No Comments

Type Tarts in London

All I can say is... oh, my! Both for this awesome website and for the show I wish I could see in person. http://www.typographichub.org/diary/entry/type-tarts-a-touring-exhibition/…


Added by Jessica C. White on February 19, 2011 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

How to fold printed sheets...

and many more great instructionals at the Women's Studio Workshop blog - http://blog.wsworkshop.org/?p=676…


Added by Jessica C. White on February 18, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Haven't you always wanted to do this?

Set type in a circle, I mean?


I have. Of course there are many shortcuts that achieve the same result, but I liked the concise description provided by Alan on his Flickr stream. If you try this, or make…


Added by Kseniya Thomas on February 18, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Vandercook Printing Workshop

> Vandercook Letterpress Printing Workshop br>

SAT MARCH 5 // 11AM to 5PM with morning tea/ coffee & a break for homemade Thai lunch @ 1pm!

A 6 hr hands-on letterpress workshop-- covering the basics of printing off of a Vandercook Proof Press, typesetting (of wood and metal type), how to troubleshoot, inking, paper use & cleaning. …


Added by Aimee Wilson on February 17, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Happy Belated Valentine's Day!

And proud of it! Picture via Fine Books &…


Added by Kseniya Thomas on February 17, 2011 at 9:55am — No Comments

teaming up for the Poco

I've really enjoyed reading about how this group of printers have been working on, and with, their Poco Proof Presses. And amazed at the results! http://pocoproofpress.blogspot.com/…


Added by Jessica C. White on February 17, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Pearl Press Restorers, Rejoice

for you have your own listserv now where you can post your questions and concerns as you strive to bring these cuties back to health. Check it out--I know it could benefit from many voices!




Added by Kseniya Thomas on February 16, 2011 at 6:00am — 5 Comments

Help Restore a Monotype Caster!

The CC Stern Type Foundry in Portland, Oregon, is seeking to restore an old Monotype Sorts Caster to add to their working typefoundry and museum. 



Added by Kseniya Thomas on February 15, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Chandler and Price info, in one place

A new site of downloadable .pdfs about our beloved platens, from schematics for the Craftsman series to catalogs from the early 20th century. Feast your eyes! …


Added by Kseniya Thomas on February 14, 2011 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Brand New Adana Press for sale

Buying a Heidelberg so looking to get rid of my recently purchased Adana Press.




size : 8x5

shipping : $150
cost : $1500
See more :…

Added by Jennifer Wisniewski on February 11, 2011 at 1:05pm — No Comments

One old pair of jeans, one ugly neck tie, and one shoelace

Not having a press of my own, makes it quite difficult to maintain my title as a Lady of Letterpress. I'm trying to save up for a smallish press, but life in the meantime gets expensive and exhausting; and it looks like saving the couple thousand I'll need for a press…


Added by Lindsay Lusby on February 10, 2011 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

February classes at Studio On The Square in NYC

There is still space available in our awesome Letterpress, Bookbinding and Book Arts sessions coming up this month!



NON-ADHESIVE BINDING – Sunday, February 13


LETTERPRESS IN ONE WEEKEND! – Sat/Sun February 19 &…


Added by Jessica C. White on February 10, 2011 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Printensive at the Western New York Book Arts Center

Below is an exciting summer class from the folks at the Western New York Book Arts Center, which will be particularly great if you'd like to meet new printy folks, learn new techniques, visit upstate New York, or all three!



Summer 2011: July 17-July 22, 2011.


A week-long letterpress immersion course held at the Western New York Book Arts Center.

Learn traditional typesetting skills alongside experimental…


Added by Kseniya Thomas on February 8, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

City of Boston to sell printing plant

From Printeresting: If you haven’t heard, the gist of the story is that the city of Boston is liquidating its now defunct printing department. The sale will occur at 11 a.m. on Feb. 24 simultaneously at the printing facility site and online at BidSpotter.com.…


Added by Jessica C. White on February 7, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

UICB now offers MFA in Book Art

A new Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program in book arts will be offered by the University of Iowa Graduate College and the UI Center for the Book, starting in fall 2011.

This interdisciplinary program will study the art of the book, both as a hands-on practice and as a historical and cultural phenomenon. It builds on the current graduate certificate offered through the UI Center for the Book, which is part of the Graduate College.


Application deadline is March…


Added by Jessica C. White on February 6, 2011 at 12:18pm — No Comments

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