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Without hard work nothing grows but weeds

Today’s new print, “Without hard work nothing grows but weeds,” a quote by Gordon B. Hinckley, inspirational leader. One can firmly contest that having no work ethic or the ability to not tend to your “fields” you will have nothing but weeds growing. This inspirational 5×7″ print is a reminder that working hard has its Read More »

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Overprinting

We have been working a lot lately with overprinting. Overprinting refers to the process of printing one color on top of another. Bringing these basic colors together allows us to have an additional color from combing the printed layers. With this overprinting technique, we can achieve colorful results from using just 2-3 colors. In our example we printed 5 Read More »

“Stretch” Letterpress Print Show

LETTERPRESS DESIGNER SERIES PRINT EXCHANGE –  STRETCH 10 Graphic designers have been chosen to participate in a letterpress print exchange, 10 different designs & prints themed “stretch”. All the prints will be letterpressed and printed by us here at  Pike Street Press. This will be a fun night with ink paper and meticulous design! This event will be combined with the Read More »

Must Have Letterpress Printing Books

MUST HAVE LETTERPRESS BOOKS – Here is a list of some of our favorite letterpress books and must haves to any printers collection. 1. LETTERPRESS PRINTING – A manual for modern fine printers First edition. Letterpress Printing is the comprehensive sourcebook for beginning and intermediate letterpress printers. Using clear explanations of technical terms and more than 80 illustrations, Read More »