Category Archives: Letterpress Business Consultation

Private Letterpress Business Consult

Elisa came into NYC from Holland for a one-on-one tutorial in letterpress printing.  She learned to set metal type and run the press, and also how to make plates from digital files.  Elisa worked with Mindy Belloff to re-think her hand drawn and silkscreen greeting cards, and create cute, trendy cards in the print shop!

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The Studio is Buzzing

As usual, there is so much going on with custom wedding designs and business card printing, classes, and tutorials!  Here is a detail of an invitation to a Brooklyn restaurant, Broken English, designed by our client and printed letterpress in a custom mixed orange:Mindy Belloff had a wonderful private letterpress tutorial and consult with Rex,

and beautiful work was printed in type and from plates during our Letterpress Sampler workshop, including this 2-color poetry broadside:

OPEN STUDIO Sat, May 7 + DIY Letterpress & Book Arts Workshops

Our May & June fine letterpress and bookbinding classes are now posted & open for registration! (Go to www.StudioOnTheSq.com for details & images.)

Visit us at our OPEN STUDIO on Saturday, MAY 7, 12-5 PM at 32 Union Square East, Studio 310 (north elevator banks to 3rd floor).  New Students: Sign up for a class in person & receive a $15 discount!


Learn and produce twice as much in half the time
at Studio on the Square with workshops limited to 4-6 students!  Register now for:

INTRODUCTION TO LETTERPRESS – Wednesday eve, May 11

LETTERPRESS CARDS FROM YOUR DIGITAL FILES – S/S April 30 & May 1

FROM COMPUTER TO PRESS: PRINTING FROM POLYMER PLATES – 5 Tues eves, May 10-June 7

ADVENTURES IN LETTERPRESS – 4 Thursday eves, May 19-June 11

BOOK RESTORATION – Saturday, 10-4pm, May 14

CLASSIC BOOKBINDING – Saturday, May 22

LETTERPRESS FUNdamentals! – Saturday, May 28

WEDDING INVITATIONS: Do It Yourself – 5 eves, (please inquire) ongoing

LETTERPRESS SAMPLER – 5 Wednesday eves, June 1 – 29

ART OF THE BOOK: UNDERSTANDING & PLANNING YOUR EDITION – Sat/Sun, June 4 & 5

CLAMSHELL BOX – June 11 & 12

BOOKBINDING BASICS – Sat/Sun June 25 & 26

POP-UP BOOKS – TBA June

Arrange for a Private Tutorial or ask us about custom letterpress printing for your business cards, wedding announcements and artist’s projects! Please call us or visit www.LetterpressDesigns.com for more information.

Intima Press Letterpress Designs Studio
Book Arts & Letterpress Printing
32 Union Square East, Studio 310, NY, NY 10003
Tel: 917-412-4134 (by appointment)
Blog: https://intimapress.wordpress.com/

www.IntimaPress.com (fine press books editions & letterpress broadsides)
www.StudioOnTheSq.com (workshops for every artistic level in the art of the book & letterpress)
www.LetterpressDesigns.com (wedding invitations, business cards, stationery, custom designs)

Bookbinding + Polymer Printing

Also this week, Gavin came by to print on leather for his fabulous books.  Hopefully, he’ll come teach this Spring!

And, we had a great session on understanding polymer plates and press set up with Jesse.  Mindy helped her print the covers for  books she is binding for a client.  Jesse learned the importance of creating a mock up and got comfortable printing large sheets on the Uni III.

Happy Turkey Weekend!

Start Your Own Letterpress Business! Do It Yourself!

On Friday & Saturday Pam & Michelle visited Intima Press from Florida to learn letterpress printing!  We had a great few days and they got to enjoy all that New York City has to offer.  Mindy Belloff went over every aspect of what they need to start up their letterpress stationery and wedding invitation business – setting type, digital files, press, studio equipment, etc. – and all for an investment of well under $5,000, much to Pam & Michelle’s surprise!

And everyone had a fun time talking about doggies too!

Fall classes begin soon – stay tuned!!! . . .

How to Start Your Letterpress Business

Also in the Studio this week we had a lovely visit with Millie, in New York  from Puerto Rico.  Millie knows her way around an offset shop and would like to add letterpress as an option for wedding invitations for her customers.

We had a great tutorial on hand setting type and printing from digital files to  plates.  Our second day we shifted gears as Mindy Belloff showed her the “ins and outs” of hand stitching.  Millie created a great multiple signature hard bound book!

Start your own Letterpress Business! DIY in NYC!

In the Studio the past two days we had our 2nd Aussie!  Trevor flew in from down under to learn the ins and outs of letterpress printing, type setting, plate making, and all the tools, equipment and forethought needed to begin his own business!  Mindy Belloff gives tons of information and advice, with her 15 years of letterpress experience to share.  Trevor’s wife, meanwhile, was making a dent in the great fashions and shopping that New York City has to offer!