Jul 11, 2010 2 Comments

活字印刷 (katsu jin satsu) is “letterpress printing” in Japanese….

I got a really nice email from a good friend of mine today, Brandon Lavigne. He’s studying Japanese Kanji over in Japan these days.

Brandon, along with Brett at Anders Creative, was responsible for the great look of the Quality Letterpress website.

When we first met, all I had was a basic splash page with not much content to speak of at all.  Funny thing was, he was scheduled to head off to Japan in a matter of weeks. So with a few meetings and a lot of hard work (mostly on Brandon and Brett’s part, I do better with old printing presses rather than computers) the site turned out great. The nice thing is that he did such a great job in setting it up so that I could administrate it myself..taking care of blogs and putting up pictures along with just being able to keep everyone posted at the happenings here at the shop, I couldn’t be happier!

So thanks Brandon, I’ll have to look through my box of old Japanese characters to see if I can spell it out on a card, enjoy the Sushi!

Jul 2, 2010 1 Comment

Always happy to help…

I’ve been working with my new friend Cindy Taylor over at lolletterpress.

Cindy bought a beautiful reconditioned 8″x12″ C&P and called me in to help her get her up and running.

We did a few days of private instruction and now she’s on her way!

She does great invites with a lot of detailed hand work and recently I helped her with her new business cards. I used a nice light blue foil with a light colored ink, as well as blind hit on the 220lb Pearl Lettra, then we used a round corner die cut to finish it off.

She was nice enough to give me a shout out on her blog…check it out…


Great job Cindy!