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

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

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

Spring in the Studio

In the Studio this month we had quite a range of activities from printing letterpress business cards and invitations, to print consults and group visits, including:

A dozen designers came to the Studio, who were being  honored by Traditional Home magazine.  We explained letterpress and a condensed history of printing,  designed a lovely broadside in metal type, and printed them as a memorable keepsake for everyone.  Good lookin group!



It was great working with Peter, the Father of the Bride, Kate, on this lovely Florida wedding.  Mindy Belloff designed a large square invitation with a nautilus shell interior, and  letterpress printed it in 3-colors with soft blues and soft black text.  The reply card is a pretty seahorse design, and the information card sports a little star fish. The custom mixed inks match the pretty blue/green envelope liners. Guest addressing in the same script and roman fonts, along with custom postage stamps, added to the final details.



We had a very nice group of Middle School students from Brooklyn, who learned about the history of printing and the recreation of Mindy’s Goddard Declaration of Independence in a morning talk, with letterpress demo.

The Intimate Works on Paper exhibit at the Gallery, of fine book arts and prints was awesome.  Thanks to all the artists who participated!  See the online gallery on our website link.


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 


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
Sunday, June 8, 10am-1pm
Registration is now open for a Special Bookbinding Workshop
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: 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
(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.
We look forward to seeing you!


Intimate Works on Paper 2014

We are gearing up for our next exhibition at Intima Gallery, opening on May 24th, with a wonderful group of Book Arts and 2D works. About a dozen Artist’s Books will be shown with as many Works on Paper (prints, photographs, collage), paired so to speak, from book shelf to wall, to create a dialogue between the works, as well as within each individual piece.  In addition to the Gallery exhibition, these local and national Artists’ works may be viewed on the Online Gallery on the website at:

Artists Represented include: Evelyn Eller, Patricia Grass. Merike van Zanten, Lynn Skordal
, Jenn Adams, Mary-Ellen Campbell
, Laurie Weiss
, Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord
, Cristina de Almeida, Mindy Belloff, and Casey Gardner
 (Book Arts); and Rich Turnbull
, Michael Kriegh, Andrew Halpern
, Ken Cohen, Christine Yates, Carey Jackson-Adam, Erica Tener, Steven Gentile,
 and Richard Edelman (2-D Works).

Please join us for A Weekend of Art Events . June 6, 7, & 8
First Friday, June 6, Reception 5-8pm for the Intimate Works on Paper exhibition, with poetry readings from the Artist’s Books on view.

Saturday afternoon, June 7, at 3pm, Presentation at The Saugerties Library with Mindy Belloff on letterpress printing in the 18th and 21st centuries, and “The Making of the Goddard Declaration of Independence” at 91 Washington Avenue, just around the corner from Intima Gallery; and afterwards, join us for a viewing of the exhibition: Mindy & Steve will be there to share information and talk about the artworks.

And, a Special Bookbinding Workshop on Sunday, June 8, 10am-1pm at the Gallery, for an Introduction to Handmade Books, Do-It-Yourself Bookbinding with Mindy Belloff (pre-registration required).

We look forward to seeing you at the Gallery, 196 Main Street, Saugerties, NY.


Book Fair

The Manhattan Fine Book Fair in April was wonderful.  Thank you all again for coming by, old friends and new, and for the great support of the new book editions from Intima Press!  More jpegs coming on the website soon.



Letterpress DIY Weekend

Great weekend taught by Mindy Belloff with Kim, Alli, Toni and Risa. Introduction to Letterpress and Letterpress Fundaments – Note cards and beautiful broadsides in metal and wood type.






New Book Launch at the Fine Press Book Fair this weekend on 18th St, NYC

It’s Book Week here in the Big Apple.  Please join us for the Manhattan Fine Press Book Fair:
April 5, Saturday from 5-9pm and April 6, Sunday, from 8am-4pm
at 135 West 18th Street (btw 6 & 7 Ave) The Altman Building, NYC.

Intima Press is very excited to show the first Artist’s Proof of “In The Garden of Earthly Delights” based upon Hieronymus Bosch’s 3-panel painting from the 15th-century, which continues to entertain in the 21st.  The book features 11 unique multi colored etchings from open bite copper plates, each hand painted by the Artist, Mindy Belloff.  Three new poems announce each of the sections with I. by Amy Lemmon, II. Steven Gentile, and III. Rich Turnbull.

BoschMontage                     “shouldered on the back of day” from S. Gentile poem

A special deluxe edition will be available in full leather binding later this Spring.  We will of course, also have our other fine edition artist’s books, along with trendy graphic broadsides, elegant intaglio prints, and fine letterpress cards for sale – Books, Prints, and Letterpress Stationery – something for everyone.  Hope to see you there!  Over 40 book artists will be at the Fair + the Vintage Book & Ephemera Show. Please see below for the April 24 deadline for Works on Paper submission….

Artists working in Book Arts, Printmaking, Photography, Paper Arts, Prints & Broadsides, Drawing, and Mixed Media on paper (under 20-inches in any direction) may submit work via email for this juried exhibition at Intima Gallery Saugerties, NY.  Deadline is April 24, 2014.  More info at:

The Guild of Bookworkers Journal (2010-2011) is now published!

I am very pleased to finally see the Journal in print. Please see my in-depth article as the first artist to recreate the printing of the Declaration of Independence by Mary Katharine Goddard of July 1777, announced at the American Printing History Association meeting of January 2009, and printed in an edition of 100, with second printing on July 4, 2010 of the Declaration stating that “all People are created equal” in and edition of 118. “Printed by a Woman: The Declaration of Independence in the Eighteenth and Twenty-first Centuries,” by Mindy Belloff.   (


Both Dec w Essay

March Madness

In between the usual busy work and non-stop designing,  setting type, drawing and etching copper plates and printing intaglio and letterpress for the new book edition – was designing and printing cards for an artist, realtor, and consultant.  They look marvelous….

LindaBizCards  ShelliBizCards

Introduction to Letterpress

We had a most quiet group on Saturday, and very nice class led by Mindy Belloff. Everyone was very focused and engaged, and had a great time typesetting and being on press.  Elegant stationery!