Category Archives: Announcements

Support a Letterpress Printer Today!

We have a unique opportunity to support a printer and a hiker on Kickstarter. Lindsay Schmittle, owner, designer and printer of Gingerly Press is planning to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail next year. To support this effort she has started a … Continue reading

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2016 Christmas Cards Available

Starting Saturday, October 8, the 2016 Christmas cards will be on sale at the HSCV Library. Stop by to pick yours up. It’s a limited edition and we think we’ll sell out this year because there has already been a … Continue reading

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Museum of Printing Soon to Re-open in Haverhill, Mass.

Last Saturday I was fortunate enough to stop by the Museum of Printing, formerly of North Andover, Massachusetts; now just a bit further north in Haverhill, but conveniently located immediately off 495. They are in the process of moving since … Continue reading

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Follow Bronstrup on Twitter

Yes, Bronstrup, our 1850’s Iron Press is now on Twitter. He’ll tweet discoveries and unscheduled openings of the Print Shop at Conestoga Press. And he’ll follow other presses and letterpress tweets to participate in the conversation of the craft. Check … Continue reading

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Printing Classes at .918 Club in Lancaster

Introduction to Letterpress Printing Workshop The .918 Club in Lancaster is offering a great opportunity to learn all about letterpress. This workshop introduces the history and fundamentals of letterpress printing. Hand setting type, computer plate composition, proofing, lockup, and printing … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

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Emanuel Rau Press on Loan

The Emanuel Rau Press shown was converted by Harry Stauffer to demonstrate letterpress printing. We’re still trying to understand how the press was originally designed to function but plan to use it as Harry did, to demonstrate printing at various … Continue reading

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Come See the Itinerant Printer October 10!

Saturday, October 10, 2015 – 9AM until Noon (at least) Chris Fritton, the Itinerant Printer, is visiting letterpress printshops across America, producing unique prints at each venue culled from their idiosyncratic collections of antique wood type, metal type, cuts, ornaments, and … Continue reading

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Adding Proofs of Cuts and Ornaments

The apprentices always enjoy proofing our cuts and ornaments. We have a substantial collection which hasn’t been organized. We’re working at getting proofs of each one and cataloging it in the same way we’ve been working to organize the type. … Continue reading

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First Arti-FACT Card Available

First in a series, you can pick up your own copy of the Scrollsaw Dog card at the print shop or in the museum on Saturdays. The card pictures a pattern that appears on a piece of furniture in the … Continue reading

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