Jun 22, 2011 1 Comment

Moving on and moving up!

Hard at work

The rumors are true, I am currently under way to move Quality Letterpress to a new, larger location.

This first pic is of my awesome niece Clara painting and my dad Jim getting things prepped.

We’ll still be in the same area, right off Mission Gorge Rd and Highway 8 in Mission Valley, and not only will it be a larger space, but we’ll even be adding a few new machines. New on the floor will be another 12″x18″ Kluge ink press for larger format posters and imprinting/die cutting. The big news is that we’ll also be adding a C4 Intertype lead typesetting machine with over 50 different type fonts to choose from.

That means if you want to add a paragraph of text to a poster, or if you’d like to do a poetry book or simply add a line of text, we won’t need to make a special plate we just set it in lead type…old school baby!

Lots to do still, more paint going up today (actually down, I’m painting the concrete floor!) and then I’ll get George my master electrician in and start moving machines and type cases plus everything else. I’m estimating close to 30,000 pounds of equipment and supplies!

Another bonus of moving to the larger space will be the opportunity to set up an area just for classes that will include my 2 tabletop presses, the old style C&P, as well as having my type and image collection close at hand.

I’d like to thank a few people that have been instrumental in helping my design the look and layout of the shop in these initial stages. Marc Hedges of Encompus, Valentine Viannay silkscreen goddess, my dad Jim Butler and my entire family and my entire group of friends.

Keep checking back for new pics and updates.

There have been lots of changes for me these days and I am really looking forward to moving on and moving up!