Sunday, October 28, 2012


We think of letterpress like boxing because sometimes it whoops the tar out of you and other times you feel like a champ when you land that knockout punch. We love old boxing cuts, images, posters and the language of boxing.
We wanted to print a boxing poster for a long time and when we finally had the chance to print the old halftone cuts of the guys we realized that we had wrestlers too. So the poster is titled "Ringside".

Noodling with this two color lock-up with wonky wood type and odd-shaped halftone cuts was challenging and an exhausting work out! 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Orange Crush - Halloween Bags Galore

We have a lot of goofy images from all the different printing stuff we have acquired. And of course we can't let it go! So we used some of our old wood type, tiny spooky ornaments, crazy old found images and triple XXX black ink to print these bags.

We thought they would be good for kids; GREAT FOR ADULTS! Send the party-happy halloween kiddos home with cool party favor bags!

A set of 10 with 2 of each style for $5.50. We listed these on our Etsy site in case folks just wanted the bags--then we could ship them regular mail for 2 bucks.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Letterpress Basics

Thanks to Sam who was in our letterpress class on Saturday and then wrote a fabulous blog post. Check it out!

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

From 1960 to 2013

I printed this cool half-tone cut that works perfectly for the July 2013 letterpress calendar. It printed well considering that it must be 50-60 years old - looks like 1960 summer fun!

WHOA Book Release Reception & Readings

 A fun time was had by all at the WHOA book release party. Author Becky Byrkit and poet Cynthia Hogue did poetry readings and attendees got to letterpess print an excerpt from one of Becky's poems.

It was a full house at the readings!

Jerry Riopelle rocks!

AmeriCamera band was terrific!

Becky's dog Kamali is adorable and exhausted.