A few weeks ago, we got this beauty into the shop:

Superior Press

(That is a factory-original paint job. It’s not quite so bright in person, but it’s still pretty impressive.)

We’d like to get it new rollers, so we can do fun small-scale printing. (The rollers may also be factory original. Or I might be exaggerating slightly for effect …)

I also went to Letterpress Things recently and found not one but two delightful fonts of 6-line (that’s an inch) wood type. Here’s one of them:

complete wood type

(Look at those g’s!)

All this means we need funds! (To help pay for the type & more importantly to get new rollers for the lovely new press.)

We’re offering special fundraiser card-printing workshops on December 12th & 17th: a Tuesday and a Thursday, so hopefully everyone can find time in their schedule. I’ll set up as many of the presses as are sufficiently functional (that’s at least two, but I’ll test the tabletops’ rollers and if they work, we’ll use them) with holiday/winter-themed text from the new wood type. (If there’s sufficient interest, we’ll consider adding a Sunday session, so send us email.)

$60 / all materials included / attendance max. 12 / 3 hrs (6:30-9:30pm)

Register for Thursday, December 12 at Eventbrite by clicking here.

Register for Tuesday, December 17 at Eventbrite by clicking here.

email with questions

Open Studios Dec. 7 and 8, 10-5pm

Come visit the Stove Factory Studios Dec. 7 and 8, from 10 to 5 pm artists will have their studios open on all 3 floors. We will have paper, prints, and books for sale. If you haven’t seen the studios yet it’s also a great chance to check out the equipment and talk about projects.

For more information on the other artists in the building visit the Artist Group of Charlestown website