Sunday, February 21, 2010

Letterpress Class

I have been itching to letterpress for almost a year now. This weekend I took a class at Rowley Press and LOVED it! I'll first just say we were spoiled rottin there. Leland, the owner, took us through and gave us the history of each of his letterpresses and taught us a bit about the history of letterpress. He showed us how each press was used and told us the benefits of using the different ones for certain jobs. All while he fed us bagels. Oh yes, it was a great beginning to the class. Food always is. It was then time to print! We walked over to the printer and there were printing aprons made just for us by Lady Danburry. We picked our ink color (the prettiest blue ever) and got to work. We each got to print and score 50 cards and they came with envelopes too! So for $75 we walked away with breakfast, a printing apron and 50 cards plus envelopes. The best part about Rowley Press is you can rent it out to print your own designs. Check them out. You will love me for it. I promise. My first letterpress project will be wedding invitations for my little sister. Wish me luck!

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