Conference News

2020’s Conference will be Online!

Online Conference 2020

Save The Date! The Ladies Of Letterpress Conference is coming Sept. 25th-27th, 2020, and will be totally online!

This year we’re blasting into space and beaming brainwaves straight into your press room, living room, studio, or office! Normally we’d be filling the St. Louis streets with your smiling faces, but it seems like the world’s been turned on its head. So, as many have suggested and requested, this year’s conference will be online and direct to you!

This year marks the fourth consecutive culmination of combined collaboration by @ladiesofltrprs @centralprintstudios and @firecrackerpress. We are excited and look forward to seeing your faces, on our screens, in September!

More details about workshops, panel discussions, online printing games, and ways to connect coming soon!

New Workshop and Saturday Tour added!

We are so happy to announce one more workshop: Brayer offset inking methods on large wood type with Stephanie Carpenter! In this half-day workshop, Stephanie, assistant director of the Hamilton Wood Type Museum, will help participants explore brayer offset inking methods. This is an inking technique that produces one-of-a-kind prints with a lot of depth and dimension. You will create interesting textures and patterns using proof presses, wood type, and brayers. The brayers become tools for transferring images onto large wood type or directly onto the paper. Expect to make multiple prints while learning tips and tricks for exploring a fun method of creating unique imagery.

And Saturday! Spend the afternoon with local legend Renegade Tours at two St. Louis landmarks: the Missouri Botanical Garden and the Central Library! Visit The Peter H. Raven Library’s Rare Book Collection containing over 6,500 volumes dating back to the 15th century. Among the most prized are the first edition, first printing of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species and exquisitely beautiful works such as James Bateman’s The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala. Then we’ll visit Central Library’s Rare Book Collections and tour the historic building designed by renowned architect Cass Gilbert and completed in 1912. Pre-registration is required! Sign up when you choose your workshops!

See you soon in St. Louis!