Category Archives: DIY Letterpressing

Summer Letterpress Printing Workshop

Our next DIY Letterpress Intro & Weekend is coming up on August 9 & 10.

INTRO TO LETTERPRESS: I LOVE STATIONERY – Do It Yourself: Set real type and print personalized cards!  Saturday, August 9, 10:00am – 12:30pm

LETTERPRESS FUNdamentals!
Saturday & Sunday, August 9 & 10, 10:00-3:30PM

The website will be down for maintenance from our host, July 23-24.  Please email IntimaPress@yahoo.com for more information.

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June Events + Workshops coming up at Intima Gallery and Intima Press

INTIMATE WORKS ON PAPER features a trendy group show of Artist’s Books & Prints, from the shelf to the wall, now on view through June 22.

Join us on Friday, June 6, 5-8pm for readings from the book editions on exhibit.

Intima Gallery Hours: Thursday 5-8pm, Friday 5-8pm, Saturday 12-6pm & Sunday 12-4pm & often by chance or by appointment: 917.496.8216
Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 3pm
Attend a presentation at The Saugerties Library by Mindy Belloff

in honor of upcoming July 4th celebrations
“Printed by a Woman in the 18th & 21st Centuries:
The Making of the Goddard Declaration of Independence”
at 91 Washington Avenue, just around the corner from Intima Gallery 

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After the lecture, join us for a viewing of Intimate Works on Paper.
Mindy & Steve will be at the Gallery to share information about the artworks
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Sunday, June 8, 10am-1pm
Registration is now open for a Special Bookbinding Workshop
AN INTRODUCTION TO HANDMADE BOOKS
Do-It-Yourself Bookbinding with Mindy Belloff at the Galleryneedlethreadsmall

  Intima Gallery, 196 Main Street, Saugerties, NY

The Art of the Book begins with the book structure. In this workshop, learn two wonderful sewing techniques to get you started, which you will enjoy repeating from your home or studio:  the pamphlet style for folded pages is a perfect binding for poetry chapbooks, journals or drawing books; and the Japanese stab binding is ideal for assembling single sheets of artworks, photographs, and writings.  Get a glimpse into the world of making artist’s books and jump start a new way of thinking.
Workshop fee $80 (materials included) Space is limited, register now in advance!
Contact:  IntimaPress@yahoo.com or  917.412.4134
 
And, upcoming at the Print Shop in NYC is DIY Letterpress Printing
 it is magical, see what all the fuss is all about
 
I LOVE STATIONERY! INTRODUCTION TO LETTERPRESS
(Beginning Letterpress)
Saturday, June 21, 10:00-12:30PM or Saturday, June 28, 10:00-12:30PM, $80 plus $30 studio fee
Do it yourself as you make your own personalized stationery! Learn the elegant printing of the 15th century letterpress. You will hand set real metal type, understand the origins of our alphabet, learn press lock-up, & printing, as you run your own small edition on our vintage Vandercook Uni III. A great introduction to printing beautiful impressions! You will go home with a set of at least a dozen personalized note cards in type you set and printed yourself!
 
LETTERPRESS FUNdamentals!  (DIY Letterpress – All Levels)
Saturday & Sunday, June 21 & 22, 10AM-3:30PM or
Saturday & Sunday, June 28 & 29, 10AM-3:30PM, $295 plus $40 studio fee
In this weekend intensive you will have a good block of time to print with metal and wood type. Create beautiful note cards, print a quotation, and also create an art poster or group broadside, all in one weekend! Increase your knowledge of operating a Vandercook proof press, learning composition, inking and impression. A great way to begin or extend your letterpress journey, and sign up for future independent class sessions.
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We look forward to seeing you!

 

DIY at Intima Press

We had a very busy weekend at the Studio with Avery continuing work on her lovely wedding invitations and envelopes on Saturday, CLASSIC BOOKBINDING on Sunday and Letterpress FUNdamentals on Monday.

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Jamie, Aziz, Katherine and our youngest binder, Lila, at 9-years old, all completed a multi-signature binding, with hardcover boards and book cloth.

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Go Lila!

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In the Letterpress workshop, Jamie, Joyce and Viv each hand set metal type and printed a set of personal note cards.  They also each created a poetry broadside edition.  Wonderful work!

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October at the Studio

In addition to the exhibitions at Intima Gallery, The Studio is hopping as usual. We helped Alison with a rush for her Wedding Day Stationery, menus, and programs; Tom with his anniversary gift of a lovely letterpress print of their commitment vows; and Avery beginning a DIY tutorial with Mindy Belloff to create the invitation suite for her & Josh’s upcoming wedding.

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Announcing Intima Gallery

Intima Press on Union Square in the heart of NYC is pleased to announce the opening of Intima Gallery in Saugerties, New York!  Mindy Belloff is thrilled  to partner with Steven Gentile, artist, poet and photographer in upstate NY (right next door to Woodstock). Our Union Square location continues to thrive as a print and design studio (almost 10 years now on the Square!).  Our new Gallery will showcase unique letterpress prints and books, custom stationery and announcements, and fine photography.

Intima Gallery opens August 10th at noon, with a reception from 5-7 pm.  Please join us at 196 Main Street.

SteveMontageBlogPhotographs: Steven Gentile . http://www.facebook.com/pages/Steve-Photographs

Letterpress DIY

Classes and tutorials last month. Letterpress FUNdamentals coming up on Saturday, April 27 and Intro class to be scheduled soon!

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New Website + Upcoming Workshops at the Studio!

Our NEW site is NOW Launching! Please bear with us for a few days while it gets settled in and finalized.  StudioOnTheSQ will now be redirected to http://www.IntimaPress.com and the New IntimaPress.com will be completed in the coming week.

New Workshop Dates: Do It Yourself in Letterpress! 
Amazing classes in Letterpress Printing, the Art of the Book, & Bookbinding with Mindy Belloff, coming up:

DIY WEDDING INVITATIONS! Ongoing!
Set type & print your own invite + reply cards in elegant letterpress!

LETTERPRESS FUNdamentals!
with Mindy Belloff (Letterpress – All Levels)
one-day Saturday, 10:00AM-3:30PM February 23
$160 plus $40 studio fee
In this intensive you will have a block of time to print with metal and wood type. Create beautiful note cards, print a quotation, and work on an art poster – all in one day! Increase your knowledge of operating a Vandercook proof press, learning composition, inking and impression. A great way to begin or extend your letterpress journey, and sign up for future independent class sessions.

IMAGE PRINTING MADE EASY!
with Mindy Belloff (Prints/Letterpress All Levels)
Sunday 10:00AM-3:00PM February 24
$150 plus $40 materials fee
Create an image and print an edition in one day! Using a linoleum relief block, learn secrets for carving your image & print it in 1 or 2-colors in perfect registration on our letterpress. Image printing is demystified in this one-day workshop, as you create a print series in the studio. You will also be shown the “green” way to create additional images at home for your art prints and greeting cards.

I LOVE STATIONERY: INTRODUCTION TO LETTERPRESS
with Mindy Belloff (Beginning Letterpress)
Saturday March 16 2:30-5PM
Do It Yourself! Set real type & print personalized cards! Learn the elegant printing of the 15th century letterpress. You will hand set real metal type, understand the origins of our alphabet, learn press lock-up, & printing, as you run your own small edition on our vintage Vandercook Uni III. A great introduction to printing beautiful impressions! You will go home with a set of at least a dozen personalized notecards in type you set and printed yourself!