Just Getting Started.
I am starting to expand my current design services to include specialty small run letterpress printing and I am looking for some input and/or information on getting started. I live in Seminole, Florida and want to start printing small items starting with business cards for my wife Tasha’s mobile food service “Fork In The Road Mobile Eatery”.
The idea is to eventually branch out my design business and letterpress print small run invitations, business cards, save the date, labels and tags etc. after I get our personal printing needs situated. I have always loved this type of printing. The impression from the raised type, the specialty papers, the fact that each piece is hand printed. Just some very cool old school stuff.
As I try to get all my ducks in a row and purchase the press I am interested in learning more about the craft to see how much interest people might have in small run letterpress printing. I would like to start looking for potential projects so if you have any ideas or projects in mind let me know and we can open a discussion.
This is something I have always been interested in and I would like to pursue this further. I first encountered letterpress printing in the Basement Print Shop of Briscoe Middle School in Beverly Massachusetts during my seventh grade year.
If anybody knows where there may a press like the one pictured for sale, let me know. I am currently looking for a small hand operated letterpress in the 3×5 range possibly larger if the opportunity arrises. I really don’t want to do a lot of restoring so I would prefer an operating press but I don’t have a lot of money (LOL)… but hey if the price is right!