Monday, March 25, 2013

platen press workshop

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of taking a platen press workshop with Philadelphia artist Donna Globus. I had never printed on a platen press before, and it was a lot of fun! The workshop yielded roughly 100 business cards - it was a 2 color, 2-up process, with hand-set type. The fonts were Goudy Openface and Baskerville.

Thanks to Donna I finally have a hand-printed business card, and not a moment too soon. The platen press requires a lot of hand-eye coordination, and with both hands. Yet another time when I was grateful for my skills driving a stick shift; it really wasn't too different!
(also, please excuse my quick images... I just shot these really fast at my work bench.)


  1. these are gorgeous! and of course i love that you made them yourself.

    once again, i find myself wishing i was up north near you . . . this time so i could perhaps pay you in sweets to give me lessons on a manual car! (and to take me to awesome workshops with you!) xoxo, jenna

    1. Ha all of that sounds great! <3