letterpress printing:

August 3, 2010

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so i mentioned i finally printed something on my c&p pilot press a couple weeks ago. it was really simple, i just used some wood type + red ink. but it was so much fun! i thought i'd share a few pictures:

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this is where my sweet little pilot press sits.
it's well used and a sweet shade of dusty blue.
(clock is from fairehoure + butterfly is thrifted)

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inking up: a little ink goes a long way!

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getting the rollers all inked.

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aligning the print.

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library 'hello' cards all printed.

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all done.

hope you enjoyed the photos! :)

30 hello's:

  1. How sweet they are! I remember running big presses in college - I loved the smell of it all. Can remember it very clearly, thanks for the walk down memory lane this morning.

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  2. Looks great! That's amazing that you have your own letterpress!

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  3. so cool! i bet you are so excited to have that press! i know i would be :)

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  4. I love the photos. Thank you for sharing your process! :D

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  5. aw...how fun! love the photos and wishing i had a letterpress. :)

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  6. What fun! I'm quite envious of your fabulous printing set-up! And those library hello cards are darling! xo

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  7. I can't believe you have your own letter press, that is so cool! I am envious too!

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  8. Thanks for sharing. Its so cool you have a letter press!

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  9. Awwww, I want a letterpress!!

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  10. How very exciting! Where can it be bought? Thanks!

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  11. That is awesome! I would love to learn how to letterpress. It just adds so much to a design.

    P.S. Your booth looked great at the Renegade Craft fair this last weekend. I was going to say hi, but the booth was crowded and I felt like a nerd. :)

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  12. I love love love this mini tour!

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  13. a seriously exciting new adventure! oh the things you can make!

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  14. SOOOO COOOOOLLLLLL!!!!

    i'm so happy and excited for you!

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  15. That's really, really neat!

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  16. This is too cool!! Love it.

    PS I'm doing a giveaway to promote charity. Come check it out!
    B.

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  17. SO fun!! i want to learn how to letterpress so bad!

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  18. omg! you make me want to buy a letterpress and learn how to use it, soo soo bad! love the blue shade of yours!

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  19. This is so cool, Danni! It's fun to know how it's done. :) Hope you are doing well, sweet friend. xo

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  20. sooooo jealous of your setup danni! can i come over for a lesson? hehe
    j.

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  21. How lovely, so funny I read this today! I am in the midst of design an invitation hopefully to be done on letterpress, will be my first experience with it.

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  22. Love these! I've been coveting one of those charming little machines! Looks super fun!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Thanks for sharing these Danni! :)

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  24. i love i love! letterpress is the best. what a fun find!

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