Monday, February 15, 2010

A new letterpress project...and a guy at the press!

Saturday and today Carrie and I have been up at the barn printing. We have a super fun and super challenging new project in the works. Like a project so big that it has taken up most of the time that I could have spent blogging. Yeah, that's it. I haven't been blogging cause I've been scheming. And baking these delicious strawberry cupcakes. And working overtime at my real job, and etc. etc. etc.

This mystery project involves 8 print runs of 400 prints. It's huge, but not as huge as the 26 runs it took us to do the calendar. (Which we only have 3 out of 300 left of! Amazing that we've come so very close to selling out!!) Carrie and I split up the drawing responsibilities, and there was a fair amount of logic involved, so 2 heads were better than one.

You may not be able to tell from these photos, but it's the beginning of something pretty big and awesome. It's going to be an interactive kit! People will buy them, and the put them together.

Heres the background of the kit, before we put the brown ink on there. We hope to finish printing these today, but it will still be a week or two before they're in the shop because we have to do some other stuff like figure out packaging, photograph them well, and write the assembly instructions.

Carrie's brother Dustin is in school right now for Graphic Design, and he wants to learn the press, so he came over and printed some thank you cards for his work. I'm excited about having someone else know how to run the press, but Carrie and I were overly anxious that he was going to get his hand smashed!

I'm off to the barn now. I'll post some more photos of progress. If you're lucky.

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Posted by Beth Snyder @ 7:41 AM

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You are so creative - I love it! I can't wait to see the finished product!

Posted by Blogger freshie (and zero) @ 2:47 PM #

ooh - cool blog! i love that you print in a barn!

Posted by Blogger Eva / Sycamore Street Press @ 9:35 PM #
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