Letterpress Conference coming to Io-way

Type on the Cob

One of my favorite things about being a letterpress printer has been meeting other printers, young and old. Over the years they’ve been one of the best resources for learning new tips and tricks, acquiring new equipment, and hearing tales of printing lore. The Midwest and Great Northern Printers’ Fair was the first printing events I ever went to –before I even had any printing equipment.

This year they are partnering with the Ladies of Letterpress and hosting Type on the Cob III at Printers’ Hall on the Thresher’s Grounds in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. There will be workshops, lectures, and printer camaraderie in abundance. I’ll be heading down to Mount Pleasant this September and I’d encourage anyone interested in learning more about the world of letterpress to join the fun. Check out more details here.

And for those wondering what past events have been like, I posted about the first Type on the Cob here and a past Midwest and Great Northern Printers’ Fair here.

APA Wayzgoose: Printer Fun in St. Louis!

Til we meet again St. Louis. What a fabulous time with old and new #letterpress friends. #apawayzgoose2016

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For those following my Instagram account, you may have seen that I packed my pica pole and headed south to St. Louis for the Amalgamated Printer’s Association’s Wayzgoose back in June. The Firecracker Press and Central Print were great hosts and I had a blast catching up with old and new printer friends. Continue reading

Vintage Americana Wedding Inspiration

Americana Wedding Inspiration | Iron Leaf Press

Somehow it’s already July and the smells of barbecues and sounds of fireworks will soon be here! With that in mind, we partnered with some amazing vendors to use the 4th of July as an influence for a vintage, Americana inspired wedding. Gold foil menus were designed and printed, with a vintage feel, at Iron Leaf Press.

Check out all the inspiration and all of the fantastic vendors that put together this shoot (listed at the end of this post). For more images, be sure to check out the post at Bride Meets Wedding!   Continue reading

What’s on Press | Harwood Wedding

Harwood WeddingSpring is such a lovely time to get married. The weather begins to warm, flowers begin to awaken after their winter slumber, and love is in the air.

When Beth told me about her and Adam’s spring wedding, I loved the details they wanted to incorporate. Beth loves daisies, so much so that even her engagement ring and wedding dress featured them prominently. She wanted to incorporate florals into their wedding invites along with a palette of ivory, blush, navy, and metallic gold. The florals were illustrated in our studio to pair with an elegant script and serif fonts.

Harwood WeddingThe invite was letterpress printed with navy ink and foil stamped to bring in a bit of metallic gold. The envelopes, rsvp card, and details card all used a very pale blush pink paper to match the bridesmaids dresses and decor. The same navy ink was used on the blush pieces as well.

Congrats to Beth and Adam!