April 2009 Blog Posts (13)

Pretty things made of paper by Papermode

Maybe you inherited your love of paper from your mother? Maybe your mother is from France? If so, and regardless, maybe you'll like these

from Papermode in Paris, via Etsy.

Added by Kseniya Thomas on April 30, 2009 at 1:29pm — No Comments

On Soy Inks

The debate over soy vs. oil. vs. rubber (and vs. acrylic, don't forget) rages on: last week the discussion about the pros and cons of each variety was being hotly debated on the Photopolymer Listserv, where an astute member referred us to this great post from the Spark Stationery blog. You can read the full post here, but here are the highlights, quoted directly from their post:

* When we looked… Continue

Added by Kseniya Thomas on April 30, 2009 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Pantone equivalents for Waste-Not/Paper-Source

This from Cynthia over at Waste-Not Paper, regarding their suggested PMS equivalents for their stocks:

Chartreuse - PMS 610U
Chocolate - PMS 476U
Grape - PMS 273U
Lake - PMS 7459U
Moss - PMS 582U
Papaya - PMS 171U
Plum - PMS 523U
Pool - PMS 7464U
Poppy - PMS 150U
Red - PMS 200U
Strawberry - PMS 191U

Added by Kseniya Thomas on April 28, 2009 at 10:41am — 4 Comments

Bunting Magnetic Base for Sale

Hello all,

I have a Bunting Magnetic Base I'm trying to get rid of. It's 8.5 x 11 and is 0.858" high. Asking $700. Please email me if interested.



Added by Carmela - Fiore Press on April 27, 2009 at 2:17pm — No Comments

The photo booth is open

If you haven't lately, you must most certainly check out the 250 some fully excellent photos the Ladies of Letterpress have uploaded--amazing shops, work, and other things! I really am bursting with pride and admiration. :)

Added by Kseniya Thomas on April 23, 2009 at 8:42pm — No Comments

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Old Maid card deck-portfolio exchange- Call for participants

Old Maid card set- portfolio exchange

This is an invitation to participate in the Old Maid card set- portfolio exchange-Ladies style. I've wanted to put together an exchange since the Ladies of Letterpress started. And after consulting with some other fine printers (thanks, Rebecca), here goes.

Remember "Old Maid", the card game where you discard pairs of cards and hope you don't end up with the lone card, Old Maid? Well here's our chance to put our own take on the game… Continue

Added by Kathryn Hunter on April 23, 2009 at 12:10pm — 8 Comments

The 3/50 Project--IMPORTANT caveat in comments below!

The 3/50 Project
is an initiative to help save small businesses. Like yours! Like mine! Not unlike the popular Buy Handmade pledge, 3/50 asks those who sign up--both businesses and individuals--to pick three local, independent retailers, and try to spend $50 there each month. $150 is not chump change, exactly, but the point is to be conscious of… Continue

Added by Kseniya Thomas on April 20, 2009 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

EM space - a new letterpress/book arts center in Portland, Oregon!!!

Hello All,

EM Space Book Arts Center
is a new printing and book arts resource in Portland, Oregon, and we're getting ready to move into a new, 2400 sq ft space! Come celebrate with us. We are hosting an open house and membership show for all. We welcome book and print lovers to tour the new space, talk to current members, ask questions and see their work. There will be food provided by Salt, Fire and Time, as well as amazing raffle prizes from… Continue

Added by Kyle Durrie on April 10, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

I would like to talk to you about tape

Tape is maybe the most important office supply in my printing office. I'm sure I don't have to count the reasons. Because I have some on just about every surface, as well as in the crevices of my presses and stuck to my shoes, I think about it a lot. I buy the industrial strength clear packing tape, and was happy in the knowledge that it probably stayed stuck until the package arrived at its destination. Until I turned around yesterday and saw a perfectly nice tape stripe peeling up on the… Continue

Added by Kseniya Thomas on April 7, 2009 at 10:06pm — 1 Comment

Golding Jobber Restoration

Hello Ladies!

I wanted to share my adventures in letterpress with you! I recently picked up my Golding Jobber #6 in Ithaca, New York and made the trip to Jefferson, Maryland with it where it now resides in my parents garage while I strip and repaint it!

I was recently laid off, so that has given me a chance to spend a lot more time on it...but I'm only trying to go over a day or two every week. My roommate, Randi, has been extremely helpful (she's not only intrigued by… Continue

Added by Kristina Hopkins on April 7, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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Pulp & Press

Pulp & Press details my adventures in letterpress printing and paper making, including the purchase and set up of my New Style 8 x 12 C&P and Old Style Pilot presses.

Entries can be viewed here: http://pulpandpress.blogspot.com

New entry: 4.3.2009

Added by Nina Interlandi Bell on April 3, 2009 at 6:59pm — No Comments

Happy Weekend

I hope it was a productive week for you all--enjoy Spring, wherever you find yourself!

Added by Kseniya Thomas on April 3, 2009 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Good, green news from Van Son Inks

Van Son, manufacturer of our favorite rubber base printing ink, has introduced a zero VOC, vegetable-based printing ink, called VS Zero. It contains neither petroleum solvents nor mineral oil, and should be available soon (Van Son's site is currently down . . . ). It'll be another way not only to protect you and yours, but also to make your shop even greener. Read more about VS Zero… Continue

Added by Kseniya Thomas on April 1, 2009 at 8:40pm — 1 Comment

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