May 2010 Blog Posts (17)

4 x 6 shina plywood on sale

I just received an email from McLaiin's Printmaking Supply that they have 4x6 shina plywood on sale for making wood cuts. Just the right size for the postcard project.

See more info at

Added by Andrew Huot on May 28, 2010 at 11:16am — 2 Comments

Letterpress as a Business

If you find yourself in San Francisco tonight:

More details via Felt and Wire--Bay Area Ladies, go and represent!…


Added by Kseniya Thomas on May 27, 2010 at 2:42pm — 1 Comment

Summer Workshops at Asheville BookWorks

Are you making plans for this summer? Consider a vacation in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina while learning something fun and new! BookWorks offers an extensive selection of hands-on workshops in

all areas of Book Arts including; bookbinding, letterpress printing,

papermaking, printmaking, decorative paper and related topics. We teach

to all skill levels throughout the year with preparatory classes

followed by advanced classes. Upcoming classes in June… Continue

Added by Jessica C. White on May 27, 2010 at 9:44am — No Comments

Hello :)

I'm so excited that I found this group.
I have always loved letterpress stuff...and I will soon be taking my first course.
And...bigger news, I will soon be buying my first press :)

It should look something like this :)

Thanks for including me here.

I'm looking forward to learning, browsing...…


Added by Marlaine on May 24, 2010 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

NSS Part Two: The Ladies of Letterpress Booth

We had an extremely awesome time at the show, which wrapped up on Wednesday. We had a great response to LofL from other bloggers and show attendees, and are planning on a bigger and better exhibition next year! Kudos to all this year's participants; they could not have been a better, friendlier, more dedicated or hard-working group! Thanks also to the two wonderful "Laddies" of…


Added by Kseniya Thomas on May 21, 2010 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

New Cards: Polish Wycinanki Patterns

I'm excited to announce that at long last the first sets of Polish Wycinanki Pattern cards are finally up and available on Etsy! These cards are the first I've printed in three colors and I'm incredibly excited at how the came out. Printed on a Vandercook on Somerset Velvet, the cards are A2 and come with matching purple envelope. I printed them at the end of March but only now had time to package and post them. I hope you like them as much as I… Continue

Added by Melissa Gruntkosky on May 20, 2010 at 11:54am — No Comments

National Stationery Show: day one is done!

The Ladies of Letterpress have just finished up their first day at the show! It's been an exciting and hard-working time, but we've had so much fun meeting other Ladies, printers, suppliers and buyers. The booth turned out really great, too! For your enjoyment, a few photos, and more to come!

The magical foyer of the Javits Center…


Added by Kseniya Thomas on May 17, 2010 at 1:26am — 2 Comments

Autographic Intaglio Class

Intaglio Print

For all of you ladies who'd like to try another printmaking process... come experience the thrill of freehand intaglio!

You’ll have the opportunity to make your own mark onto a copper plate coated with ImagOn, ink up, and print with our Sturges etching press onto dampened…


Added by Lars K on May 14, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Amazing Array of Printing Workshops in Chicago This Summer!

In case you or anyone you know is in the Chicago area this summer, the Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper is offering some amazing printing workshops and classes. I think it may be the most robust offering of print-oriented classes they have offered in one session in at least a few years.

For instance: The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum comes to Chicago! And it's bringing the Globe Collection too! Jim Moran and Bill Moran will help you get inky and…


Added by Celene Aubry on May 13, 2010 at 10:41pm — No Comments

Summer classes at Women's Studio Workshop

Women's Studio Workshop is a visual arts organization with specialized studios in printmaking, hand papermaking, ceramics, letterpress printing, photography, and book arts. Artists are invited to work at WSW as a part of our Fellowship Program, Artists' Books Grants, Residencies, Internships, or to learn new skills in our Summer Arts Institute and community workshop series.

This summer we are offering an excellent class that combines letterpress and book…

Added by Jessica C. White on May 13, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

American Typecasting Fellowship Conference

The ATF Conference is held every other year and hosted by a member of the ATF, this year being Gregory Walters in Piqua Ohio.

The conference will consist of workshops, demonstrations, a swap meet/auction, and a lot of rubbing elbows with prominent people in the printing community and hot metal community. If you've ever been curious about how type was made, what a Ludlow Typograph really does or want to try your hand at operating a Linotype, you should really consider coming… Continue

Added by J. Elizabeth on May 11, 2010 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Stationery Show: countdown!

The Stationery Show is almost here! Eight of your Ladies of Letterpress members will be exhibiting in the LofL booths (2256+2258)--Dandy Lion Press, Flywheel Press, Hazel and Violet INK, Ink and Iron, May Day Studio, Paper Mill Designs, Pistachio Press, and Thomas-Printers--and numerous other Ladies will be there to exhibit and visit as well. On the second day of the show, May 17th, we'll be hosting a get-together in our booths after the show, so if you are there in any capacity, please come… Continue

Added by Kseniya Thomas on May 10, 2010 at 9:30am — 4 Comments


Recently I've spotted some new books about letterpeess printing comming out. They seemed very interesting to me, so I thought to shear this info. Here they are:


Added by Armina Ghazaryan on May 9, 2010 at 10:17am — 2 Comments

Meet our 500th member, Anna Alquitela!

photo via kik design

Anna Alquitela of Three Sheets Letterpress is our 500th member! Thanks for joining, Anna, and thanks to all of you,… Continue

Added by Kseniya Thomas on May 7, 2010 at 4:21pm — 1 Comment

Scholarship Submission Deadline - one week

Hi everyone,

This is a reminder that there is just one week left until the deadline
for all scholarship submissions (due May 15th). Details and instructions
for submitting are listed here -

Thanks, and best of luck to those of you who have already submitted!


Added by Jessica C. White on May 7, 2010 at 10:25am — No Comments

Negativity is not attractive

Great pep talk from Tara Gentile:

Added by Kseniya Thomas on May 5, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

New Letterpress Poster for sale

I have a new letterpress poster for sale on
esty for all the type nerds in the world!

Added by Naomie Ross on May 4, 2010 at 4:46pm — 1 Comment

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