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LGNE 30th Anniversary Broadside Exhibit

Anyone in the New England region might be interested in knowing about this:

The Letterpress Guild of New England (LGNE) will celebrate its 30th year with a juried exhibit of over 100 letterpress printed broadsides from the U.S. and Britain at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown, MA. The exhibit runs through September and represents work by professionals as well as enthusiastic hobbyists: printer promotions, concert posters, poetry, general advertising and typographic…

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Added by Leslie Evans on September 6, 2012 at 3:51pm — No Comments

YOUR Exhibition Film & Catalog available

Hi Ladies,

we hope you all had a great time at the LOLP Conference! Too bad we couldn't make it this time but hope to see you next year (latest!)...

I wanted to let you know that Ben and I have been working on finalizing the catalog for YOUR Exhibition which is available on Etsy now, so get your copy! Also, our official film…

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Added by Kristin & Ben on August 14, 2012 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Support Smokey Road Press

LAST CHANCE to purchase some amazing prints by well-known artists at a discounted price! Plus you will be supporting  Smokey Road Press.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/539840752/six-letterpress-printed-artist-editions-by-smokey

Added by Jessica C. White on July 26, 2012 at 7:39am — No Comments

Late birds get worms too

Ok, so it happens sometimes… you miss a deadline and you wonder if there’s any way to still make it in time. Well we’ve been there too, so for you late birds we’re going to extend the conference registration deadline for for the early bird rate another 10 days, until July 24th!

Plus, consider joining Ladies of Letterpress for another 10% off the conference registration. With a paid membership, you get to take advantage of special offers from our sponsors throughout…

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Added by Jessica C. White on July 16, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Letterpress Printers of the World Directory

This website has been updated here - http://letterpressprinters.org/wp/. It's starting out fresh, so if you were on the previous directory, you'll need to submit your information again.

Added by Jessica C. White on July 13, 2012 at 2:07pm — No Comments

And the winner is...

Congratulations to Chris Charles winner of The Vandercook 100 Giveaway (chosen by random.org). Thank you to everyone who commented with great tips and tricks.

Added by Heather Mitchell on July 5, 2012 at 10:12am — No Comments

Summer workshops with May Day Studio!

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



In the Montpelier Studio:

Saturday, July 7:…

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Added by kelly mcmahon on July 4, 2012 at 9:54pm — No Comments

Letterpress Conference in One Month!

We can hardly believe that, in fewer than 30 days, we'll be coming together in Asheville for some serious printerly professional development! The second-ever Ladies of Letterpress Conference is happening August 2-5. Come on down to hear the excellent panelists and speakers, and for a tour of Asheville's finest letterpress shops, a bigger at better Printers' Fair, movies, dancin', shop talk, and the best food…

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Added by Kseniya Thomas on July 3, 2012 at 11:09am — No Comments

"Endurance Letterpress" on Kickstarter

There is a letterpress project on Kickstarter (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/leadgraffiti/tour-de-lead-graffiti-2012?ref=live) that bills itself as "Endurance Letterpress."  Ray and Jill at Lead Graffiti, a letterpress shop in Delaware, produce a poster a day in reaction to the day's events at the Tour de France.  They are creative and meticulous printers, with beautiful…

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Added by Nina Ardery on June 29, 2012 at 10:51am — 1 Comment

The Vandercook 100 Giveaway

Hello LOL! After 2 years of hard work we are pleased to announce that our self-published book project is finally printed. We are so thankful to all of the ladies and gents for their support and participation with this project. If this is the first time hearing about the book, please check out thevandercook100.com for a glimpse inside the book and be sure to check out the book's video trailer.

We…

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Added by Heather Mitchell on June 27, 2012 at 11:22pm — 5 Comments

Ladies of Letterpress + Mohawk Paper

We are thrilled to team up with Mohawk Paper for our very first all-LOLP project! By now, you must have received an email asking "What Will You Make Today?" All you have to do is follow the link in that email to select your paper, and then design and print 10 note cards. Two go to Mohawk, and you keep the rest to bring to the conference and exchange! The whole set will be revealed at the conference in August as…

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Added by Kseniya Thomas on June 27, 2012 at 9:38am — 1 Comment

NSS

Hey LoLP,

Will you be going to the 2013 NSS?  If so, when/how can a printer participate with you??? 

Added by jennifer manning-gilbreath on June 18, 2012 at 3:41pm — 1 Comment

International Order questions

Hi!

My accountant isn't being very helpful. I have a few stores outside of the US that wants to carry some of our products. I'm getting very funny emails... a few of the people emailing me don't speak english, so it's making it very hard to communicate.

I don't know what to do, inside the US I collect resale numbers, what happens for outside orders? 

"With international invoice and tax number / vat?" He asked me for this too.

Any…

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Added by Danielle Bliss on June 14, 2012 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Arts on Fire

We sold some of our greeting cards at this event in Penguin, North West Tasmania, Australia but could have sold more!

Added by Joanne Elizabeth Wild on June 12, 2012 at 7:52pm — No Comments


Hire A Printer
Call for entries: POSTED

Apply to POSTED, an exhibition of letterpress work at The Printmaking Center of New Jersey.

For the application and prospectus, look on the right side of this page: http://www.printnj.org/exhibitions/current/

From the protests for democracy in Egypt and Syria, to the Occupy movement; from the tsunami in Japan; to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico; and the battle for reproductive and gay rights, we live…

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Added by Jessica Peterson on June 5, 2012 at 12:29pm — No Comments

New Etsy shop -- Lemon Zest Press

Finally open for business! More to come in the next couple of weeks!

Lemon Zest Press

Lisa

Added by Lisa Newcomb on June 3, 2012 at 12:53pm — 3 Comments

Printing on dust cloth

Printing with metal type on dust cloth = fun! Blogged here.

Added by Bertie van der Meij on June 1, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

That's A Moire!

That's A Moiré! silkscreen art print features a likeness of pop culture icon Dean Martin (whose big hit song was 'That's Amore'.)



Graphic artists who know the frustration of trying to eliminate the Moiré pattern than can happen when two halftone dot patterns are misaligned will appreciate this poster print pun.



16 x 20. Screen printed in black, red and white on white linen finish cover stock. Limited edition of only 50 copies. each numbered and signed by artist Anne…

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Added by Anne Muntges on May 29, 2012 at 10:49am — No Comments

Ladies of Letterpress Exhibit at the National Stationery Show 2012

Eleven LoLP members took the National Stationery Show by storm over the past few days and wowed the crowds with their talent and creativity. Kudos and a big thanks to each of them for putting in the many,many hours of hard work to make it happen, and to do it all with smiles on their faces:…

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Added by Jessica C. White on May 24, 2012 at 5:08pm — 2 Comments

Buy one, get one free: double-sided wood type

Cool: while cleaning some recently purchased wood type I found a few surprises at the back of some letters: a previous user had more or less skilfully carved out some letters he or she apparently wanted badly. Blogged with pics here.

Added by Bertie van der Meij on May 23, 2012 at 3:18pm — No Comments

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