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
Not only were these ingenious sculptures made by one person,…Continue
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Not only is this a great excuse to support the International Printing Museum and help preserve an important part of printing history, but it also may be the best Kickstarter video you've ever seen. In the words of the…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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To quote myself from last year at this time:
May 2012 seems like a long ways away, but it's almost time to book next year's Ladies of Letterpress booth at the National Stationery Show! While I'm still working out the location of our booth, the contract for the booth rental for next year is here. If you have lines of cards or paper goods that you have developed, or are developing, for retail sale, a wedding or invitation line, or are a commercial printer,…
As one attendee said, "this is the most printers I've ever seen in one place!" With about 175 attendees, it was the most I'd seen in one place, too! I learned a lot from this conference, all of it good. Chiefly: there is no substitute for being able to ask a peer a question and get an answer based on their own experience, whether the question was about workarounds, customer relations, bookbinding (or -keeping!) techniques, or printing. And there is no substitute for being in a group of…Continue
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Saturday was started off with breakfast in the Printers Fair, where there was much mingling, meeting up, and munching! After the excellent panel discussions and lunch at one of Asheville's more than 300 restaurants, it was over to Bookworks for demonstrations by Kelly McMahon, Paul Moxon, Cat Realce, Laurie Corral, Chandler O'Leary, and Jessica Spring. Then Judith Berliner's talk . . . more on that tomorrow!
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We couldn't have asked for a better first day at the Ladies of Letterpress Conference! But we were not surprised--such a great group, great speakers, sponsors, weather, and hotel! Check out a few photos of the action!
It's been more than a year in the works, but in two short days, the Ladies of Letterpress conference will descend upon Asheville! The town will not have seen so many printers since . . . probably ever. Needless to say, we are completely thrilled, and can't wait to meet everyone, make some new…Continue
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Now is the time to register for the Ladies of Letterpress conference if you're thinking about it! The super bargain price includes panel discussions from some of the best printers and book artists working today, printing demos with…Continue
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Things are heating up as we near the conference--to get revved up for the biggest, hugest letterpress event of the year, I give you . . . the B52's! Weren't they cute? Have a happy Fourth of July weekend, to our American members!