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Is that a cutter on your table?



The paper cutter may be the most important piece of equipment in your shop. In the dark, early days of our shop, we drove reams of paper to a sympathetic offset shop three blocks away, and they duly cut all our super thick cotton stuff down to whatever strange sizes we needed--and we picked up the tab for the blade sharpening. Eventually, this got old. In about a year. And, just in time, a cutter became available--not the one here, but a Triumph… Continue

Added by Kseniya Thomas on February 4, 2009 at 1:11pm — No Comments

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I also want to let you all know that if you include your website on your profile page (or blog site, or flickr site), we'll post it on the member list at ladiesofletterpress.blogspot.com. Hooray link love!

Added by Kseniya Thomas on February 2, 2009 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Another beautiful day for printing

Well, it's cold and icy here outside the shop--inside it's a balmy 62 degrees. Brrr. A venerable printer in Silverton, CO has said that 72 is preferable for man and machine, and I'd have to agree, but being chilly gives me a chance to stand by the heater and poke around the web a little. Doing so led me here--a great site with an even greater printing bibliography. The intro alone is worth… Continue

Added by Kseniya Thomas on February 2, 2009 at 4:19pm — 2 Comments

Welcome to Ladies of Letterpress

Hi All! Welcome to the Ladies of Letterpress community, a place where you can read about our adventures in commercial, fine-press, and zine printing, ask for advice and learn from other printers, share resources, and get inspiration for your own business and work--all for the love of letterpress. Anyone is welcome to join, and membership is 100% free.



There is a lot to do here: using the tabs above, you can make your own page for other Ladies of Letterpress to see, start your own… Continue

Added by Kseniya Thomas on January 29, 2009 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair

Hi everyone, I'll be going to the Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair next week, as part of a group representing the University of Iowa Center for the Book. Will any of you be there?

http://www.bookartsfair.org/

Added by Jessica C. White on October 31, 2008 at 10:46am — No Comments

Letterpress Jewelry

From Erica Weiner, available here







ericaweiner2.tiff…



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Added by Kseniya Thomas on April 17, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

Anatomy of a typeface

By Bjorn Johanson at solution.se: …





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Added by Kseniya Thomas on January 26, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Member Spotlight: Inkadinkadoodle





How did you become a printer?



I received my BFA in graphic design and thought I would be working at a design agency after college. I had a college professor that said that the best first job you could ever have as a designer is to work in a print shop. I always remembered that and my first job out of college was at Chain O’ Lakes Litho, a

local print shop. I planned on staying for six…

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Added by Kseniya Thomas on November 30, 1999 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Member Spotlight: Inkadinkadoodle





How did you become a printer?



I received my BFA in graphic design and thought I would be working at a design agency after college. I had a college professor that said that the best first job you could ever have as a designer is to work in a print shop. I always remembered that and my first job out of college was at Chain O’ Lakes Litho, a

local print shop. I planned on staying for six…

Continue

Added by Kseniya Thomas on November 30, 1999 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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