February 2012 Blog Posts (14)

Friday Frivolity - Type Fight!

Two letters fight it to the death. You vote. May the best letter…


Added by Jessica C. White on February 24, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Soon to appear

A poem by the German poet Heinrich Heine, translated into Dutch, will soon appear in an edition of circa 60 copies, printed on my Korrex Stuttgart press. See pics on my website

Added by Bertie van der Meij on February 23, 2012 at 10:07am — 1 Comment

I'm on Kickstarter!!

Hey ladies I just launched my own Kickstarter.com campaign and would love your support. If you guys would check it out, help spread the word and maybe even make a pledge! that would be so awesome. 

My goal is to raise at least $7000 in just 34 days! Crazy right, with those funds I will be producing a brand new  collection of letterpress paper products including note cards, note books, coasters and bookmarks. I am also designing a line…


Added by Jane hancock papers on February 21, 2012 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Hotel reservations for LoLP Con are now available

Reservations for rooms at the special conference rate are now available for the Ladies of Letterpress Conference, and can be made directly through the hotel's website here. Check the conference website for more information - www.letterpressconference.com.

Added by Jessica C. White on February 20, 2012 at 10:35pm — No Comments

Sales Tip #6 - How to create a press kit

After our last sales tip about attracting print media (see Sales Tip #5 - Spread the word ... printed!) we want to explain one fundamental part of your PR work: The press kit.

We want to give you some best practices that are often used when it comes to press kits. Basically there are three major parts:

About you

Tell them your story! What is your background and when did you start your…


Added by Kristin & Ben on February 19, 2012 at 8:53pm — No Comments

Letterpress Fest in Charlotte, North Carolina

If you're in or around Charlotte, North Carolina this week, make sure to check out one of the many Letterpress Fest activities!

Kyle Durrie and her Type Truck will be hosting workshops and giving a talk.  Jim Sherraden from Hatch Show Print will also be speaking.  And a little birdie told me that some Ladies of Letterpress VIPs will also be there!  ...and you should too!…


Added by kelly koeppel on February 12, 2012 at 8:16pm — No Comments

Frivolous Friday on Sunday - A Press in your Pocket

It was posted a while back, but I just found this sweet little press on one of my favorite blogs, Type & Press. Funny that it only prints 4-letter words.…


Added by Jessica C. White on February 12, 2012 at 7:22pm — 1 Comment

Even more ways to support LoLP, and get some goodies too

If you've been wondering about how you can really support the Ladies of Letterpress and help keep this community strong, first: participate in the forums, post photos and videos, and make announcements here on the blog. Second: consider becoming a Paid Member, and reap all the benefits that come with paid membership. To become a paid member, hover your pointer over the "Members" tab on the control bar above. Select "Paid Membership," which will take you to the page that describes the…


Added by Jessica C. White on February 10, 2012 at 4:41pm — No Comments

Wood Type

Let me know what you veterans of letterpress and wood type think of my blog of my adventures in learning letterpress. My latest post has to do with type identification. Reply and let me know if I identified each piece of type correctly. Thanks all!


Hannah C. Smith

Added by Hannah Smith on February 9, 2012 at 11:11pm — No Comments

Ladies of Letterpress Conference 2012!

Use it or Lose…


Added by Kseniya Thomas on February 7, 2012 at 2:24pm — 1 Comment

“Good Eats: An Exhibit About Food”—Call for Entries

“Good Eats: An Exhibit About Food”—Call for Entries

The Kalamazoo Book Arts Center (KBAC) announces a call to artists for the juried exhibition “Good Eats: An Exhibit About Food” which will be held in the KBAC Gallery, April 6–27, 2012.

From Dutch still-life paintings to Campbell’s Soup cans, our obsession with food is a readymade subject for art! Open to all emerging and established artists, this…


Added by Jessica C. White on February 6, 2012 at 9:15pm — No Comments

Platen Classes Wanted

Hi all - I'm looking for some classes anywhere instructing on the platen press. It seems most classes offer Vandercook stuff. I have a 12 x 18 C & P press.

Anyone know of platen press classes?


Added by Sharon Braun Hutton on February 6, 2012 at 2:10pm — 12 Comments

Inspiration Board #4 - Letterpress 3D

Usually, when we think about letterpress we think about plain paper products. But how much fun is it to turn it into 3D objects? Take a look at these great ideas and start your own 3D letterpress project... 


[1] - Tea bag invitations by Sideshow Press

[2] & [3] - Flying Monkey Kit by…


Added by Kristin & Ben on February 4, 2012 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Dampening papers...and...

Hello ladies,

I'm a relative newbie and a hobby printer.  I would like to appeal to the collective wisdom of the LoLs for this question.   I recently read a blog article that mentions one can dampen and then freeze papers between print runs.   Given the fact I'm always trying to squeeze in my printing sessions between inconvenient commitments (like work, for instance!), I'm intrigued by this idea and I'm trying it out with a small amount of paper.    

Here's the original…


Added by Sue Globensky on February 2, 2012 at 3:43pm — No Comments

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