Letterpress as a Business: Pricing the work, printing the job, feeling the love


[Alyson Kuhn] The Letterpress as a Business panel at the San Francisco Center for the Book on May 27 was superb. It was also positively packed: 50 rapt listeners in folding chairs, a few more in office and workshop chairs, and 25 standees. And you can listen at your leisure to the entire program online! Talk about new technology in the service of the old!

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HOW Conference 2010: Mohawk is there … Felt & Wire, too!

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If you’re attending the HOW Design Conference June 6–9 in Denver, stop by and see the new Mohawk booth — #107. On show will be Mohawk’s latest offerings, including the Mohawk Studio Collection, the new Loop line of sustainable papers and more. And of course our Felt & Wire contributors and friends will be on hand.

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Pens & The Post: Add paper & it’s a perfect family party!

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[Erin Blasco] The “Pens & The Post” family day at the National Postal Museum on Saturday, May 29, attracted hundreds of enthusiasts of all ages and stages of penmanship. The Pen Collectors of America partnered with the museum to produce the event. Here are a handful of highlights.

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The journey ends

We’ve been watching Project H travel around the country in a vintage, pink-striped Airstream trailer, a.k.a. the Design Revolution Road Show, ever since we first posted about it here. 75 days and 36 stops later, Emily, Matt (and Junebug!) are home. We thoroughly enjoyed their lively recap on Core 77. [PW]

On Press: Pam McGuire shares the secrets of printing beautiful blacks


Pam McGuire is Mohawk’s resident authority on print production. If there’s a question about stocks, printing or finishing, she’s answered it. In this second installment in our On Press series, McGuire shares the secrets, via video, on how to print the richest, deepest blacks.

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Greenwich Letterpress: location, location, elation

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[Alyson Kuhn] Thank goodness one of my tipsters told me about Greenwich Letterpress shortly before my trip to NYC for the National Stationery Show. I visited the shop my first afternoon in town, a sunny springy Saturday. Quelle swell swoop!

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