September 2011 Blog Posts (13)

Come vist LoLP at the LA Printers Fair!

Hello from LA! Kseniya and I had a chance to visit the International Printing Museum yesterday, and were simply amazed at their collection. Also amazing were the preparations underway for the L.A. Printers Fair, which will be *the* place to be on Saturday. We'll have a Ladies of Letterpress table set up, so come on out and see us!…

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Added by Jessica C. White on September 30, 2011 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Ink Mixing Platform

Just found what we think is the most perfect glass base for mixing ink:  a 12x12x4" glass block "tile" found at Home Depot for $18.65!  It has a lip/ledge around its perimeter and cleans up like it's brand new.  Loving it!

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Added by Sandra Youngblood on September 30, 2011 at 11:38am — No Comments

Upscale Yard Sale

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center will be having an Upscale Yard Sale on Saturday October 15, 2011.  The Upscale Yard Sale will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the parking lot of  Pyramid Atlantic Art Center.…

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Added by Jose Dominguez on September 30, 2011 at 10:08am — No Comments

Blotter paper in small quantities (coasters!) from letterpresspaper.com!

At last: Letterpresspaper.com now has 24pt (427gsm) blotter paper in full and half sheets! A nice white alternative to pre-cut coasters from our friends at Legion, one-sheet samples can be had here.

Added by Kseniya Thomas on September 28, 2011 at 11:20am — No Comments

She's here! She's here!

Yesterday afternoon my beautiful Chandler & Price tabletop printing press was delivered! Mike (who looks coincidentally similar to Santa Claus) and his two Chinese exchange students (who sadly do not resemble elves) pulled up in a pickup, unloaded her from the bed and settled her in her spot. Here she is:…

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Added by Lindsay Lusby on September 27, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Ladies of Letterpress at the Los Angeles Printers Fair

Jessica and Kseniya are excited to join the many other exhibiting LOLP members at the LA Printers Fair this coming Saturday, October 1st! We'll have t-shirts, patches, and other stuff for sale (including our new, beautiful, useful printers aprons!), along with photos from last August's…

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Added by Kseniya Thomas on September 27, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

New Vandercook reference book!

Vandercook Presses: Maintenance, History and Resources by Vandercook-genius Paul Moxon is now available! 

 

If you've had a class with Paul, or talked to him for 5 minutes, you know that 98 pages of Vandy info, tips, specs and pictures will become an indispensable part of…

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Added by Kseniya Thomas on September 26, 2011 at 4:50pm — 3 Comments

Job Opening - Press Operator

Design and letterpress shop seeks detail oriented press operator on a temporary basis to help us with our upcoming holiday rush. We'd like to get someone started by early-mid October. Our busiest time is from early November until the end of December.



We're looking for a friendly, quick learner with keen eyes. Experience with C&P jobbers, Windmills, polymer platemakers, guillotines and mixing ink a plus.



Other than running presses, day-to-day responsibilities may… Continue

Added by Jessica C. White on September 19, 2011 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Thank you for the first 28 we ♥ letterpress interviews!

Hi Letterpress Printers,

28 might be a little bit unusual number to celebrate but we kind of missed #25 and can't wait to say "Thank you" until we hit the 30. We are so happy to read all your inspiring thoughts and participate in your journey as letterpress printers! Your feedback is absolutely wonderful!



Therefore, from the bottom of our hearts: "Thank you!" for the time you invested in creating your individual interviews and sharing your view and insights…
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Added by Kristin & Ben on September 13, 2011 at 7:50pm — No Comments

Fall/Winter Workshops with May Day Studio!

May Day Studio is pleased to announce the fall/winter workshop schedule! Come on over and learn the ropes, or demonstrate your letterpress prowess--workshops are offered in two locations: Montpelier, Vermont, and Chicopee, Massachusetts. That's a lot of letterpress packed into seven weekends...I hope to see each and every one of you there.



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Added by kelly mcmahon on September 12, 2011 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Return of Friday Frivolity

Friday frivolity took a brief summer vacation . . . maybe because it's hard to laugh with the threat of the Post Office closing. But in tough times, The Onion to the rescue!

 

Read it and weep. And have a nice…

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Added by Kseniya Thomas on September 9, 2011 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

*overstock* Crane's Lettra Envelopes

I have (4) boxes of Crane's A7, Fl. White, ungummed, POINTED envelopes that are up for sale. Each box has a total of (100) envelopes and are 120 gsm, 100% cotton, kid finish, LETTERPRESS envelopes. The A7 sizing will fit a 5x7 perfectly.

 

If interested, please contact me: marsinah@blushingpearl.net

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Added by Marsinah Netto Burgos on September 6, 2011 at 1:54am — 2 Comments

Broadsides 2011 - call for entries





Broadsides 2011

Suspended at the crossroads of art and literature, Atelier 6000 and Nature of Words present “Broadsides” artworks that include mixed media and two-dimensional works with emphasis on text and image.

 

A juried exhibition of text and imaged, mixed media and two-dimensional works, “Broadsides” is open to artists of all ages.



Exhibit: November 1 - 30, 2011

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Added by Jessica C. White on September 1, 2011 at 11:43am — No Comments

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