The Itinerant Printer

Chris Fritton, the Itinerant Printer, will be making a stop at Penumbra Letterpress as part of his coast-to-coast letterpress printing tour.  He is visiting shops around the country and producing a postcard at each shop using on-hand lead, wood and photopolymer plates.  Penumbra Letterpress will be hosting a Print + Hang afternoon at our shop on June 7th at 3:00pm.  Come meet Chris, learn a little, watch a master in action, do some printing and sip some bourbon as the Penumbra Letterpress edition postcard gets its final touches.  Email Penumbra Letterpress with questions or for directions.

Learn more about The Itinerant Printer Project here.


MAKE Santa Fe

Working with a slick line art and text based design from Lacey Adams Design in Santa Fe, we printed up a 2 color, 2 sided informational and promotional card for MAKE Santa Fe.  Printed on brown chipboard, this card extends the feel of handmade that the future maker's space wanted to convey.  We printed two different color options to match the existing collateral of MAKE Santa Fe.  This brought up the challenges of printing with a lighter ink on chip board.  The light green version held up, but the deep red was an easy, effortless press run that showed the strength of the more ideal contrast choice.  Thanks to Lacey for her time spent helping me put this run of 500 cards through the 4-run print process, and to Nichole for the beer reinforcements. Cheers to MAKE Santa Fe in their efforts to get this great maker's space opened up and to their counterpart in Taos, The Toolbox