July 2009 Blog Posts (13)

Project Managment - What do you use?

I've a question for you all - how do you manage your projects (or what software do you use)? Currently I am using a combination of organized folders in Mail (need to estimate, open estimates, invoiced, wholesale accnts, open projects, on press projects and proofing etc.) as well as QuickBooks to track my time and client info (along with accounting). However my volume continues to grow and I am outgrowing this method FAST. What do you like to use to keep track of it all? I'm on the lookout for… Continue

Added by Adrienne Berry on July 31, 2009 at 9:17pm — 13 Comments

Gentse Feesten (19-27 july)

This year, as well as last year during the Gentse Feesten (19-27 july) I spend some time at MIAT museum. I got an opportunity to design and print a film poster for the museum which has been distributed in the city and is available for sale (50 handprinted and signed pieces, 64x96 cm). Besides demonstration with letterpress given by different volunteers, there was one more activity organized this year - lithography… Continue

Added by Armina Ghazaryan on July 30, 2009 at 3:47am — No Comments

Letterpress for the WORLD

Just linked up to this: http://www.craftcritique.com/2009/07/cha-coverage-lifestyle-crafts.html

It's a "letterpress" for anyone - gone are the days of antique machinery when one can have a QuikCutz krafty press (I guess?) Let the great debate begin, what do you all think?

Added by Adrienne Berry on July 29, 2009 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

Golding Pearl #3

The Golding Pearl #3 has caught my eye... Does anyone know where I can find one of these space saving presses?

Added by Marsinah Netto Burgos on July 24, 2009 at 9:17pm — 4 Comments

Letterpress Exhibit (August 12 - October 11) New Orleans

Tulane University Newcomb Art Gallery will exhibit "American Letterpress:The Art of Hatch Show Print" August 12 - October 11, 2009.


The artist is quoted, "Advertising without posters is like fishing without worms."

This is an exhibition created by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.

Added by Pamela Conway Caruso on July 17, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

ThinkBakery Giveaway!

Jaime at Bakery is hosting a giveaway of The Handy Book of Artistic Printing today over at her blog today. I posted about the book earlier; my copy has since arrived, and it's an awesome book--not just pretty pictures, but well-written… Continue

Added by Kseniya Thomas on July 13, 2009 at 10:56am — No Comments

Printing--A Kiss

I leave you some very warm printing thoughts this weekend--the below was posted by Fritz of NA Graphics on his excellent photostream. No matter where you come down on the kiss vs. punch debate, reading the way printers used to be (and still are) transported by their work is really refreshing. Check it out, and have a nice weekend!…


Added by Kseniya Thomas on July 10, 2009 at 11:41am — No Comments


Some time ago I took my very first letterpress workshop at the MIAT museum, Ghent Belgium. Since then I got a "letterpress" disease and became a volunteer at the museum. Here are some pictures from the workshop. From time to time I visit authentic print houses, in Belgium or Netherlands, as for instance… Continue

Added by Armina Ghazaryan on July 10, 2009 at 4:00am — No Comments

BRIDGES: An Art Show

Join us for the opening of BRIDGES: An Art Show on Saturday, July 18th from 6 to 9pm

Em Space Book Arts Center

407 Southeast Ivon Street

Portland, Oregon 97202

(located at the start of the Springwater Corridor)

Come check out the opening of our first juried show featuring work from some of the best letterpress and silk screen artists from all over the country.

Our fantastic lineup includes:… Continue

Added by Laura Bachman on July 8, 2009 at 4:59pm — No Comments

The Starshaped Press Chicago Ladies of Letterpress Open House!

Hello all! This Saturday, July 11th, from 11-5, Starshaped Press will be hosting the first of two open houses to celebrate our tenth anniversary. If you're in Chicago, we sure hope you'll stop by. We're pleased to have a handful of Chicago's finest lady printers with us (also member of this here LOL network), so it's sure to be a hoot.

The Bulldog Lock Co. Building
4636 N. Ravenswood #103
Chicago, Illinois

Added by Jen Starshaped on July 7, 2009 at 10:28pm — No Comments

New Etsy Store

Finally I have opened an etsy store. You can find me at www.gutwrench.etsy.com . I have been slowly adding things to it as I can and I will continue to do so for the next week or so until it is updated.
Check it out.

Added by Hope on July 3, 2009 at 1:36pm — No Comments

New plate-making resource: Elum

As is being widely reported across the letterpress-oriented Internets, Elum is about to start offering all your favorite plate varieties--adhesive- as well as metal-backed--along with an aluminum base they're calling the Eluminum in a full-service plate-making operation. Maybe a good resource for you all on the West Coast? The website will be letterpressplates.com, and you can see more information from their press release… Continue

Added by Kseniya Thomas on July 2, 2009 at 3:37pm — No Comments

I found my platen

well I found the platen I was looking for It actually wasn't as hard to find on here as I first thought, I just had to ring the Heidelberg mechanic and he knew of a couple of machine up for sale around Hobart, too easy so I have my new baby sitting it a shipping contain waiting for me to get time to pick it up and start tinkering with it to get it all clean and ready for printing.

I really wasn't expecting to be upgrading from the Adana this fast but hey what the hell why not… Continue

Added by Narelle Badalassi on July 1, 2009 at 4:56am — 4 Comments

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