Category Archives: Private Letterpress Tutorial

Letterpress tutorial with Mindy Belloff

Susanne is in town from Munich and created lovely note cards that she hand set in Bodoni and printed. Nice work!




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 and the New 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:

Set type & print your own invite + reply cards in elegant letterpress!

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.

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.

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!

Starting out 2013 in style with Letterpress

We began the new year with a tutorial for our youngest student yet! Carlton was in NYC with his 3 children and wanted to complete their winter vacation with a special visit to Intima Press.  Ages 9, 12 & 14, all three learned about metal type from Gutenberg to the Declaration of Independence printing from 1777 and Mindy Belloff’s recreation in 2009. They all set type and received copies of their text in letterpress, while Mindy also consulted with their Dad on setting up a hobby press for the kids and a serious letterpress shop for his own business venture.



Our first wedding invitation of 2013, Ian designed his and his sweetheart’s initials to have the look and feel of wood type, printed in red, underneath a bold black contemporary design. Mindy had fun consulting with the couple and printing both runs on press. They look great!




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






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!


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.



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 will be launching soon:

Friday, October 5 6:00-9:00PM (
$80 plus $30 studio fee)

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)

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

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


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 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: (fine press books & letterpress broadsides) (custom invitations, business cards, stationery)

Summer Workshops

July 18, Wednesday, will be an upcoming Introduction to Letterpress workshop 6-9pm.  If you’ve always wanted to learn about this great craft, semd us an e-mail to – there is still room in the class + you get to set type and print a small edition of your own letterpress stationery!

We had a great coptic bookbinding workshop with Katrina last week and sewed 4 books, each with unique stitches on the spines.  The books open flat and can be used as writing journals or artist’s books.  We look forward to more workshop with Katrina!

Grace came in for a private letterpress tutorial and had a great time setting type for a personal card inviting her friends to be bridesmaids for her wedding next year.  She loved the type and the press and even got over her fear of dogs as she bonded with little Suki!  We look forward to working together this Fall for DIY Wedding invitations!

The Studio has been busy with letterpress work and lots of wedding invitation suites.  More to come soon! . . .