Archive for November, 2011

November 6, 2011

1200 lbs. of Cast Iron

Wow! It was such a busy summer/fall… I can’t believe it is already November. I have been wanting to post some photos of the new Chandler and Price Press for quite some time, so I am happy to finally get around to it. This press was built in 1904 and weighs about 1200 lbs. Max had it specially restored and I couldn’t be more excited about how great and smooth it runs.

We started our adventures in letterpress on the a Kelsey 5×8 Model P table top press and although it printed great… it does not compare to the quality of printing that comes out of the new C&P. Lines are crisper, impressions are more even and overall quality is through the roof. We spent the summer getting to know it while printing all kinds of different invitations. We have brand new Namesday cards coming out and we can’t wait to get the Christmas cards finished up. Stay tuned!

November 2, 2011


Since we got the new press, we have been having so much fun printing some amazing invitations. For all kinds of occasions. Graduation ball, showers, weddings, anniversary parties and more! Here are some photos of our favorites! Click on the photos to get a larger view.

I have to say. I loved working on all of these, but I think this Matryoshka card was my favorite. I just love how the colors came out and it was so folksy.

November 2, 2011

Anniversary Party

Olya and I planned a 40th anniversary party for my parents this past summer. Here are photos of some of the details. Their wedding and their history included a lot of daisies, so we wanted to incorporate that on some level. We stuck to a (mostly) yellow and grey palette. Details included letterpress straw tags, M&M box favors, and a deviled eggs and salt bar.