Category Archives: Letterpressing DIY

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

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Open Studio this Saturday, May 4, 1-5pm on Lower East Side, NYC

OPEN STUDIOS this Saturday
Come out for the events on the Lower East Side this weekend, part of the IDEAS CITY Cultural Event from May 1-4.  Swing by 107 Suffolk Street, Studio #512 on Saturday afternoon, and say Hello!

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It’s not at our PrintShop location, but we’ll have letterpress printed broadsides and cards, which make unique wall hangings and great gifts! Buy a Gift Certificate for an Introductory Workshop and take 10% off this Saturday only! http://www.newmuseum.org/calendar & http://www.csvcenter.org/

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!

Holiday Letterpress Tutorials

We had fun, productive letterpress classes this month, creating holiday cards and great Private tutorials with more to come.   2012 was filled with a variety of students, art projects, business stationery, custom wedding invitations, unique books and broadsides, and awesome adventures in elegant letterpress!

We look forward to a creative New Year in 2013!

Best, Mindy Belloff

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Introduction to Letterpress Stationery, Nov 27 – Date change

The next session of Intro to Letterpress is Tuesday evening, November 27:

I LOVE STATIONERY! Beginning Letterpress
Nov 28, 6:00-9:00PM (
$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 notecards in type you set and printed yourself.  It is magical!

To register, email IntimaPress@yahoo.com.

Arrange a Private Tutorial or ask about a unique Gift Certificate for the holidays!

Please call or visit http://www.IntimaPress.com for more information.  (New site launching soon – really!)  Happy Turkey!

Intima Press Letterpress Designs Studio
Book Arts & Letterpress Printing
32 Union Square East, Studio 310, NY, NY 10003
Tel: 917-412-4134 (by appointment)
http://www.IntimaPress.com (fine press books & letterpress broadsides) 
www.LetterpressDesigns.com (custom invitations, business cards, stationery)

DIY Letterpress: NY Wedding and Hong Kong Printers!

Ilaria was visiting NYC from Hong Kong (by way of Italy!) and came in for a private tutorial.  Mindy Belloff provided lots of historical information as well as instruction on hand type setting.  With Mindy’s guidance, Ilaria printed two lovely sets of stationery cards.  She is trying to save an historic print shop in Hong Kong and will use this knowledge to help the printer (and maybe even get to use the table top presses).  We are looking forward to receiving some images of the “characters” in their print shop!

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Penny & Thom had their second session of DIY Wedding Invitations.  They are a great couple and are enjoying every minute of planning and setting each letter of type for their special announcement.  With Mindy’s close guidance, they have designed a lovely square for the main invite in Caslon typeface.

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We’ll update their progress in a few weeks once they choose their paper and go to press!

Learn Letterpress: October DIY in New York!

October Letterpress Classes are now Posted – our new website at http://www.IntimaPress.com will be launching soon:

I LOVE STATIONERY!  INTRODUCTION TO LETTERPRESS
Friday, October 5 6:00-9:00PM (
$80 plus $30 studio fee)

ADVENTURES IN LETTERPRESS
Wednesday evenings, 6-9PM
October 10, 17, 24
(3 sessions: $245 plus $35 studio fee)

LETTERPRESS FUNdamentals! – One Day!
Saturday, 10:00AM-4:00PM 
October 14  (
$150 plus $40 studio fee)

LETTERPRESS SAMPLER
6 Wednesday evenings, 6-9PM
October 10, 17, 24, November 6, 13, 20
no class October 31  ($485 plus $35 studio fee)

DIY WEDDING INVITATIONS -
Do it Yourself in Letterpress!
5 eves, 6-9:30PM (ongoing – please inquire)
also:
Mondays 11AM-2:30PM 
September 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22
($595 plus $40 studio fee)

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Arrange a Private Tutorial (makes a great Gift Certificate) or ask us about custom letterpress printing for your business cards, wedding invitations, and artist’s projects!  Please call or visit http://www.LetterpressDesigns.com for more information.  Thinking of starting your own Press and Print Shop?  Find out more about our uniquely informative Letterpress Business Consult, scheduled at your convenience.

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/
http://www.IntimaPress.com (fine press books & letterpress broadsides) 
www.LetterpressDesigns.com (custom invitations, business cards, stationery)