Mar 19, 2016 (Comment)

Okay, finally got to it!

Yeah, I know it’s been a while since I’ve updated the site, but hey I keep busy!
(plus I had to get a new computer last year and lost all my passwords etc so couldn’t do it if I tried!)

But I’m back at it and will do my best to keep up at least once a month as instructed by me friends who
are experts on the social media scene.

I now at least have an Instagram page for the shop you can follow if you’d like, different shots of the work going on in the shop as well as pics of my travels with the band. I’ll try to post often.

I’m putting up a class schedule today. Due to popular demand there will now be
2 classes a month with private classes and instruction available as well.
Details on the ‘Learn’ page.

That’s all for now. I have the rare weekend off and don’t feel like spending it in the shop.

Oct 19, 2010 (Comment)

Brandon & Angela Poster

Congratulations Brandon & Angela!

We sent the happy couple on their way with a couple of posters to use for guest books. The Meihle Vertical might look like a tank, but she pulled these 14×20 Lettra sheets through with finesse. It’s hard to miss with our family of Gothic wood type. Plus, it matches the Trade Gothic used in their invite package almost perfectly!

Oct 1, 2010 1 Comment

Photos from the 2010 Printer’s Fair

Here’s a smattering of photos from our epic day at the fair! Thanks again to all that made it possible!

Sep 23, 2010 (Comment)

LA Printer’s Fair – Right around the corner!

We’re gearing up for the 2nd annual LA Printer’s Fair and are almost ready! We’ll be setup in a corner booth; talking shop, shaking hands and kissing babies. We’ve got a ton of great product and freebies to hock and we’re even bringing the Kelsey 6×10 and are inviting folks to pull a souvenir print of their own. Hope to see you in the lot!

Big thanks to everyone who’s pitched in to help us get ready!

Sep 7, 2010 (Comment)

Quality Letterpress by Emota

emota is a Brand Film agency that loves telling stories and making beautiful things. Many thanks to them for creating this film.

Aug 19, 2010 2 Comments

Guest Designer: Marc Hedges

We’re proud to claim Marc Hedges and the creative forces at encompus as part of our core Creative Network. Marc spent the afternoon concepting and running a few new pieces for our retail line. Marc has a solid creative vision and is a pleasure to work with. We’re looking forward to future collaborations!

New Hipstamatic app on the iphone provides the lomo-rific images. Well worth the $1.99.

Aug 17, 2010 1 Comment

LA Printer’s Fair 2010 – On the horizon

We are excited to announce that Quality Letterpress will be exhibiting at this year’s LA Printer’s Fair! The event is held at the International Printing Museum in Carson, California (South L.A.), and if it’s anything like last year it will be a great time. Last year the temperatures were triple digits but was a month earlier in the Summer. Despite the heat, there were lots of great people sharing in the letterpress tradition as well as a beautiful collection of presses and equipment for sale, loads of amazing press work and paper samples on display as well as tours of the museum. We have a ton of work to do before the event but we’re looking forward to showing some Quality paper goods and getting out there to shake some hands and kiss some babies. See you in the parking lot!

Here’s a few shots from last year’s fair and the scanned handbill.

Christine & Aleksander
Aug 9, 2010 (Comment)

Christine & Aleksander

Quality Letterpress produced this elegant 2 color invite in collaboration with Anders Creative. This classic design was printed with care on florescent white Cranes Lettra and included a 1 color RSVP postcard. Congratulations Christine & Aleksander!

Aug 2, 2010 2 Comments

“Chase Lock” Tutorial

Here’s a great method of locking up a C&P chase so that the furniture “chases” the form.

Video by Anders Creative.

Stay tuned for more tutorials. Drop us a comment to let us know what you think of our first video!

Jun 30, 2010 2 Comments

In with the new….

We are proud to announce a new member of the Quality Letterpress family, the Miehle Vertical.

The Miehle Vertical V-50 - Feed Side

The Miehle Vertical V-50 - Delivery Side

It was a grueling couple days of moving but thanks to some help by the pros we moved some serious weight and replaced the second Kluge on the shop floor with this classy Meihle Vertical V-50. She’s a speedy little gal and built like a tank. Here’s a little blurb from the manual:

“The Model V-50 Vertical is an automatic job cylinder press designed to handle the majority of printing jobs at maximum speed and minimum cost. It has a sheet size range of 3.25″ x 5.5″ to 14″ x 20″, handling all stock from .002 to .015 thickness. It is designed to print from simple type forms, half-tones color and process plates with maximum efficiency. The operating speed of the V-50 ranges from 3,000 to 5,000 impression per hour, depending upon the nature of the job to be run.

The V-50 employs the principle of having the bed and cylinder each performing one-half the printing  stroke, with the combined weight  of the bed and associated parts, including the form, counterbalancing the combined weight of the cylinder and associated parts, thus permitting high-speed production with an almost total absence of jar or vibration.”

On the forklift

The Kluge goes into storage

We’re looking forward to getting acquainted with this new press and will soon be offering larger sheet size capabilities.

Special thanks to Dan Clark in La Mesa for passing on the tools and entrusting us with the legacy of his print shop.

Also thanks to Jim Butler for the help cleaning the press up!

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