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 Post subject: Recommendation for a printmaker!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:21 pm 
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Hey, I'm looking to have buisness cards printed, either letterpress or screened, and I'd like to find someone who's more into doing small runs, artisanal-style or somethng. Google just leads me to mega-printers... The nicest place I've found through there is nice enough but 250 would be the smallest run they'd do, and it seems like they'd charge a buch extra once I were to go about trying to get my odd size request worked in there. Anyhow. Anyone have a friend or something that does this kind of thing?

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 Post subject: Re: Recommendation for a printmaker!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:55 pm 
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I like the designs at Red Bird Studio. I don't know if they do business cards, but you could ask!


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 Post subject: Re: Recommendation for a printmaker!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:29 pm 
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I suggest:

Lambhouse

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 Post subject: Re: Recommendation for a printmaker!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:35 pm 
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egg press is an amazing local letter press.
my zines are done by carl at eberhardt. not sure how small he does, but he is a nice guy.
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 Post subject: Re: Recommendation for a printmaker!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:51 pm 
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Yeah, Egg Press and Eberhardt are both awesome, too; i would have mentioned them if you weren't looking for a smaller run.


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 Post subject: Re: Recommendation for a printmaker!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:45 pm 
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You could take a one day letterpress course at IPRC and then they let you use their studio and gear. Or you might be able to find someone through the IPRC who would print cards for you.


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 Post subject: Re: Recommendation for a printmaker!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:23 pm 
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I know sheli (http://tinyparachutes.com/ although its pretty blank.. could be worth emailing) does pretty small-run screen printing. she's pretty awesome, so that's a bonus

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 Post subject: Re: Recommendation for a printmaker!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:02 pm 
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granolapocalypse wrote:
You could take a one day letterpress course at IPRC and then they let you use their studio and gear. Or you might be able to find someone through the IPRC who would print cards for you.


I just joined the IPRC (again). Workshops sell out kind of in advance, and letterpress workshops happen ~2x a month. You'll need to purchase a membership (sliding scale, $55 & up) to enroll in the letterpress workshop, and (according to the website) you'll need to attend an open house intro workshop prior to that. Just things to keep in mind if you have a deadline but want to go this route...


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 Post subject: Re: Recommendation for a printmaker!
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:49 pm 
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Well it sounds like a cool thing to do regardless.

Wow, so many options! Exciting.

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