About Ladies of Letterpress

Ladies of Letterpress is a community where you can read about our adventures in commercial, fine press, art 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. Ladies of Letterpress is an international trade organization for letterpress printers and and lovers of lettepress. Our mission is to promote the art and craft of letterpress printing and to encourage the voice and vision of women printers. We strive to maintain the cultural legacy of fine press printing while advancing it as a living, contemporary art form as well as a viable commercial printing method. Membership is open to both men and women.

Our objectives are:

  • to promote the art and craft of letterpress printing through public outreach, participation in trade fairs, conferences, exhibitions, print exchanges
  • to support our members by offering an encouraging, non-competitive community to maintain the cultural legacy of fine press printing through exposure and education
  • to maintain the cultural legacy of fine press printing through exposure and education
  • to advance letterpress printing as a viable commercial printing method by emphasizing best practices both in technique and business to help our members become self-sustaining through working together to achieve goals that they might not be able to achieve
  • to help our members become self-sustaining through working together to achieve goals that they might not be able to achieve singly

The founders of LoLP are Jessica C. White and Kseniya Thomas. Kseniya directs LoLP today, with a group of tireless and generous volunteers.