Saturday, May 25, 2013

Wayzgoose Keepsake Envelopes

We have been organizing like maniacs getting ready to host the APA Wayzgoose. We had a good logistics meeting today and then got to impromptu collaborate on printing the large keepsakes envelopes. (Conference registrants get a variety of letterpress keepsakes!)

While the brain trust was composing a very cool idea for the wayzgoose envelopes, my contribution was printing a blue stripe as the first layer. Will post the final envelopes once the wayzgoose starts. Gotta have some surprises!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Wide Wood Type Numbers

Some fun wide short numbers on the press.

1970's Anyone?

Friday, May 10, 2013

Letterpress Revival in Arizona

The New Times, Claire Lawton did a cool article about Sky Shipley and the Skyline Type Foundry! We had fun printing the cover for them.

Here is a link to the story:

Here is a link to a slideshow with tons of letterpress related photos:

Photos from printing the cover.

 Lots of wood type.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Goats, Goats, Goats!

A few weeks ago, we did a fun project with the designers from Sasges. It was goats, goats and more goats!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Favorite Holiday Images

So behind on posting! We tend to keep our facebook page a little more current. You can see us on facebook at Letterpress Central.

Here are some of our favorite images from this past holiday season.
Photo: Happy New Year! Here's to a fabulous 2013 filled with creativity, good friends, laughter and wood type!
Happy 2013!
Photo: We printed a run of wood type holiday words in different colors for cool wrapping paper. We LOVE wood type!
Printing holiday wrapping paper.

Donna and Mike's fabulous book tree!

Jingle all the way!
Sam's "Define Naughty" holiday cards
Lisa's fun envelopes
Holiday Cards Class
Wood Type Word Cards - Noel
Wood Type Words - Merry Christmas

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.