March 2010 Blog Posts (11)

Upcoming Class + Free Screen Printing Salon at Logos Graphics

Howdy folks! Here's the info for an upcoming letterpress class in San Francisco, as well as a free salon event here at Logos Graphics in San Francisco. If you're interested, email me at lars [at] logosgraphics [dot] net to sign up :)… Continue

Added by Lars K on March 30, 2010 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Scholarship Submission Guidelines

Ladies of Letterpress Scholarship

Because we care about preserving the craft of letterpress printing, Ladies of Letterpress has created a scholarship fund to help defray costs for members interested in taking classes, working in internships/apprenticeships, go to conferences, or other educational activities related to letterpress. Through this scholarship, we want to assist members as they continually grow, learn, and educate others about… Continue

Added by Jessica C. White on March 30, 2010 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Scholarship update

The scholarship fund has been growing steadily, and we've now reached slightly over $300! Thanks to everyone who donated items to the scholarship through our Etsy shop, and to the participants of the Old Maid print exchange who sold a deck of cards to Lafayette College Library. Please consider donating something of yours, or creating another exchange to keep this fund going! (Of course, donations directly to the fund would be greatly… Continue

Added by Jessica C. White on March 25, 2010 at 11:26am — No Comments

Sad news from Boxcar

You may have heard that Carrie Reagan, Boxcar's office manager and client coordinator, along with her fiancé, passed away earlier this month due to injuries sustained in a car accident. If you work with Boxcar on a regular basis, you probably had spoken with Carrie, and knew her to be pleasant, friendly, and helpful. She leaves behind a four-year old son. If you can, you might consider a contribution to his memorial fund; more info is on… Continue

Added by Kseniya Thomas on March 23, 2010 at 9:58pm — No Comments

getting started

If someone is interested in becoming an apprentice, what are the initial steps? I would like to get involved in the printing business, but are not sure how I will handle things like retirement, Private Health Insurance, and life insurance. Is there a network of apprentices that you join to get you through this period of time.

I would guess once you get established in a print shop,… Continue

Added by Cammi Madison on March 23, 2010 at 10:25am — 2 Comments

Private Printing Lessons?

I know most of you here on LoL are well established printers, but I've been getting requests from newbies with a hand press for private lessons. I've written up a post over at Lock and Key. Mostly they've been friends and acquaintances and we've traded a lesson for dinner or a six-pack but due to the increasing amount of interest, I'm wondering if I should establish something of a service.… Continue

Added by J. Elizabeth on March 21, 2010 at 10:57am — No Comments

looking for artists to donate artwork for disaster relief fundraiser

A few friends and I are putting on an art benefit to raise money for Hope Force, an organization that does disaster relief in places…

Added by christie on March 17, 2010 at 8:40pm — No Comments

ITC American Typewriter: My type of type

I always felt a little embarrassed about loving ITC American Typewriter - not the classy, elegant, or even vaguely hip typeface most designers tend towards these days. Thanks to this article, I don't feel so alone...

Added by Jessica C. White on March 17, 2010 at 11:08am — No Comments

Felt and Wire

We've mentioned the great Mohawk paper blog Felt and Wire before, and today they honor Ladies of Letterpress with a post about our wonderful community. Check it out, and thank you to Laura at Felt and Wire for the mention!

Added by Kseniya Thomas on March 9, 2010 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Heidelberg Repair Forum

I just had a call from the owner of Heidelberg Repair, Inc., an online forum for Heidelberg helps and repair hints. Once registered on the site, you can read and post questions about your ailing Windmill or KSB, and, down the road, the site will offer press manuals and repair videos too. He said he also has access to a nationwide…


Added by Kseniya Thomas on March 5, 2010 at 5:57pm — No Comments

Helvetica: typeface of 1,000 jokes

Enough said. Get your own here.

Added by Kseniya Thomas on March 3, 2010 at 11:17pm — No Comments

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