Letterpress

Had a wonderful time at yet another IfOnly experience, this time consisting of a letterpress printing workshop at Coffee n Cream Press! Leah Jachimowicz designs and prints all her own card designs, where first she explained to us her background and how running the Coffee n Cream Press came to be. After, we were able to go through her photopolymer plates (traditionally metal) to design our own!

At first somewhat daunting, the machine set up in her workshop takes a sheet at a time, and we selected the color to be used from Pantone color cards, which could be mixed from the base colors. It was surprising how little ink was needed to print the cards. After being measured and set, we were able to hand-crank and letterpress the cards and folded them after. It was a fun flashback to the beginning of graphic and digital designs, as well as early printing days.

It was a wonderful experience and we all left with a set of freshly printed cards on hand. Until December 31, 2018 – get $50 off first time bookings on IfOnly using code IFONLYGIFT48 – perfect way to gift an experience and spend time with a loved one.

x o x o . crystal

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