LETTERPRESS AND RELATED PRINTING



 
LeafdogPress Studio has restored two 19th Century Bookpresses and two 50 year old Kelsey Clamshell Presses. The bookpresses have been used in Linocut and papermaking efforts (see tabs at center). Various letterpress projects have been undertaken as shown below.

LeafdogPress welcomes a Golding Pearl #3 19th Century letterpress to the studio! The Kelsey equipment has been donated to the Shemer Arts Center.
 


Jim Lowman with the Golding Pearl #3


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Below: Printed on the Golding Pearl
Letterpress on 9" x 12" Paper - Vintage Cuts for the Desert Wine Guild.
Entitled: "Wine Tasting"


 



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Below: Printed on the Golding Pearl
Letterpress on 4" x 4" Paper Coaster - Vintage Cuts for the Desert Wine Guild.



 



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Below: Printed on the Golding Pearl
Letterpress on 4" diameter Paper Coaster - Vintage Cuts for September 2013 Art Challenge. Entitled: "Harvest"


 



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Below: Printed on the Golding Pearl
Letterpress on 6" x 6" Paper - Mixed type.
Entitled: "He's a Printer, She's a Birder"


 



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Below: Printed on the Golding Pearl
Letterpress on 6" x 9" Paper and 4" x 4" Coaster - 72pt Phenix type and Day-of-the-Dead Cut.

Entitled: "La Rubia"
(*INFO - see detail and lockup)

 




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Below: Letterpress Prop Card Cover on paper 3" x 5" - 72pt Phenix Type and two cuts.



 



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Below: Letterpress Broadside on paper 9" x 12" - 96pt Franklin Gothic Condensed and two old cuts.

Entitled: "Valentine Days of Wine and Roses"

(*INFO - see lockup)

 



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Below: Printed on the Golding Pearl
Letterpress on 6" x 4" Paper - 72' Phenix and two cuts .
Note paper for Wm Lowman"


 



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Below: Photograph of Transparent Print -- Mixed Wood Gothic Type. Printed on Plexiglas by Cylindrical Press. Image from the Art Challenge. Click to see Leafdog Art Challenge topic "TSA"

 



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Below: Letterpress Paper -- Various Wooden and metal type. Printed on Cylindrical Press. Image from the Art Challenge. Click to see Leafdog Art Challenge topic "Word Game"

(*INFO - click to see lockup)
 




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Below: Letterpress on 4" Paper Coasters -- 24' Ultra Bold 20th Century Type, Primrose border, and crown cut. Image from the Art Challenge. Click to see Leafdog Art Challenge topic "Royalty"

(*INFO - click to see detail)
(*INFO - Click to see lockup)

 



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Below: Letterpress on paper -- from old 5" x3" cut.
"Dominion Atlantic Railways Engine - 1887"

(*INFO - see cut)

 



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Below: Letterpress on paper -- from old 4" x6" cut.
"Mr. Red Stockings"

(*INFO - see cut)

 



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Below: Letterpress Embossed on copper plate -- 60' Spartan Black Type for Title Shield of Copper/Sand and Bronze Sculpture. Click to see Leafdog Art Challenge topic "Highway"

 



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Below: Letterpress Art Project for the Leafdog Art Challenge topic "Popcorn"


- Letterpress Makeready Popcorn -
Proof print of a batch of vintage Letterpress Cuts sitting on a metal Popcorn Bucket full of Cuts



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Below: Letterpress Art Project for the
Leafdog Art Challenge topic "Immigration"


- The Direction our Immigration Policy is Taking US! -- Tissue Edition -
Letterpress Print on Bathroom Tissue
Mixed Media Mounting


- The Direction our Immigration Policy is Taking US! -
5 X 8 card printed on Kelsey Letterpress


Lock up views



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Bill Lowman
Letterpress Embossed Congratulations
Letterpress lockup - Wood and Lead Type Emboss


Lock up view

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CHRISTMAS CARD PROJECT WITH HELP FROM THE LETTERPRESS!
Joie de Trompette Noel



Linocut mounted on wood locked into chase

Prints out to dry after first pass

Linocut for black highlights on red angel

After second pass black highlights out to dry

Fourth pass - light emboss image of trumpet, then apply gold leaf
 
Third pass - embossed letters in Bernard Cursive 36pt
image