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…Continue
Added by Kseniya Thomas on July 3, 2012 at 11:09am — No Comments
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…Continue
In just over a week, Ladies of Letterpress will be making their third appearance at the National Stationery Show in New York City. Come visit us if you're showing or attending--you'll find our beautiful booths at 2274-80. The exhibitors this year are:…Continue
Added by Kseniya Thomas on May 9, 2012 at 11:23am — No Comments
We have so many exciting things planned for the upcoming conference--and I'm mostly excited to hear the presentations our many expert panelists! Check out the lineup so far:
Keynote: Abigail Rorer, proprietor of The…Continue
Added by Kseniya Thomas on April 19, 2012 at 2:18pm — No Comments
Congratulations to Lady Letterpress printer, Kate of Pickett's Press, our winner for the HOW Conference contest! She wins a free spot to attend this amazing design industry conference by registering to be a paying member of Ladies of Letterpress.
Kate will be on her way to Boston June 21st, where, in her words (which we totally agree with!) she will "view this conference as an invaluable experience to gain inspiration from our peers, knowledge about upcoming trends, and advice from…Continue
Added by Kseniya Thomas on April 16, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Head on over to letterpresspaper.com and enjoy free shipping with code SHIP4FREE. What a great time to try something new, like Lettra in . . . 90#c! Woah.
Added by Kseniya Thomas on April 12, 2012 at 4:44pm — No Comments
Sad news coming across the wire today: Yee-Haw Press is closing after 15 years, leaving behind a huge body of beautiful, creative work and immeasurable influence on the letterpress community. Julie Belcher and Kevin Bradley will divide the shop and start their own businesses, selling off excess equipment as necessary. From the linked article…Continue
Have a look at the sidebar--on the right of your screen, below the conference notice and swag flag . . . see it? It's the Letterpress Hotline! The helpline is the bright idea of Daniel and Allison Nadeau of Ink Meets Paper, and is a free, volunteer-run service that lets you call in and ask a printer when you have a sticky frisket,…Continue
Added by Kseniya Thomas on April 2, 2012 at 4:47pm — No Comments
Brought to my attention by Samantha Urbanick; have a great weekend all y'all, and…Continue
Added by Kseniya Thomas on March 9, 2012 at 5:57pm — No Comments
You've probably seen Tracy Osborn's excellent site Wedding Invite Love, filled almost to the brim with so much letterpress goodness that it could almost be called Letterpress Invite Love. If you are already a featured vendor on WIL, today you can show off your Ladies of Letterpress affiliation with this lovely and eye-catching badge (thanks Tracy!) that will tell visitors to your WIL page that you care about the history of…Continue
Added by Kseniya Thomas on March 5, 2012 at 11:38am — No Comments
Use it or Lose…
It's a membership milestone! Congratulations to Jessie Stanley, our 1400th member! Do you think we can make it to 1500 by May? The 1500th Lady or Laddie of Letterpress will receive an excellent present, up to and maybe including a giant balloon drop. So tell your friends and printing associates about us, and let's see if we can add 95 new members by May. Stay tuned for some exciting announcements from us, too!
Added by Kseniya Thomas on January 31, 2012 at 4:36pm — No Comments
Congratulations to LOLP's own bookbinder, printer, and artist of renown Jessica Peterson--she recently took home the grand prize at the College Book Art Association Conference's Vandercook Cocktail Competition! And can you guess what it was called?…Continue
Added by Kseniya Thomas on January 20, 2012 at 10:38am — No Comments
Ladies of Letterpress will be back at this May's National Stationery Show with an outstanding lineup of shops and studios! Hailing from all over the nation, this year's group is comprised of talented designers, excellent printers, and . . . I could go on and on. You'll just have to come by the…Continue
Added by Kseniya Thomas on January 13, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments
We hope your 2012 is off to an excellent start already, and that all signs point to heath, productivity, happiness, and printiness! Felt and Wire editor Tom Biederbeck said everything I wanted to in his New Year's Post "A New Year's Appreciation for Printers:"
Closing the old year and launching a new one makes this a good time to acknowledge the people we admire.…
Added by Kseniya Thomas on January 5, 2012 at 12:22pm — No Comments
Are you the Hardest Working Woman in America (TM)?
A new reality show is currently in the works about ladies of love their dirty jobs, and while I don't get particularly filthy printing, maybe a letterpress printer, typecaster, or papermaker would be just what this…Continue
Added by Kseniya Thomas on December 16, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
I can't believe that 2011 is almost over! I tried toiling in the print shop to make myself forget how fast the year has gone by, but really, the only thing that works is . . . buying gifts! Just kidding, of course (do I really have to justify shopping, especially for printer-perfect gifts? I thought not). Herewith an assemblage of things you might like to get for that special printer in your life, or might like to get for yourself.…Continue
Added by Kseniya Thomas on December 9, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments
Audio of the 2011 Ladies of Letterpress Conference panels and demos is now available! Simply visit the…Continue
Added by Kseniya Thomas on December 6, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments
This question comes up a lot, and so in response to this forum thread I'll illustrate the process of die-cutting on a platen press below! There are many methods for successful die-cutting; this is just how I do it. The press in the pics is a 10x15 C+P, but you can follow the same process on both larger and smaller presses. Most important is to protect the press itself, specifically…Continue