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Lovely design by +Whitner Carlin​, printed during our "Mastering Perfect Impression on your C&P" workshop last spring.
I'm going to offer this two-day seminar in April at Driftless Book Arts in Dubuque, or at your shop by request! 
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Hello Letterpress Friends!

Dubuque Book Arts, Design and Letterpress Cooperative* is seeking founding members willing to transform an existing full service letterpress studio into a cooperative book arts center.
Based in Dubuque, Iowa, the facility is currently owned by SlowPrint Letterpress LLC.
For a variety of reasons the facility will be sold before the end of 2015.
(* final name to be determined by founding members!!)

We would like to see it continue to serve as a creative book arts center, and propose to work with like-minded printers and book artists to establish a cooperatively owned facility. Important to note is that members need not be local, but would be able to utilize production and printing services through time-sharing arrangements and cloud-based workflows.
However time is of the essence, as there must be an agreement in place by the beginning of October, or the entire shop will be sold privately or auctioned.

This is a great opportunity for one or more enthusiastic young (at heart!) printers to help build a cooperative sustainable letterpress institution in the upper Midwest (as Peter says, we’re the NXMW, North by Mid-west!) As a cooperative member, you’d have your a share in this professional level shop, with the additional benefit of access to Peter's knowledge and mastery of the finest technical elements of letterpress printing. Whether high-end job work or publishing on the Heidelberg Windmill with multi-color hairline registration or posters on the 19”x26” bed Vandercook 219 with our substantial wood type collection, etc, this shop can produce it!

If you, or someone you know, shares the cooperative vision, and can invest the time to help see it become a reality, please join us now! We need people who can handle administration, social marketing, and client relationship building, as well as being excellent printers!
Time is of the essence!

See below for more details and a description of the facilities. SlowPrint’s website slowprint.com shows examples of past and current work. SlowPrint’s Facebook page and twitter @slowprint also have additional examples.

Please contact Peter Fraterdeus for additional information through http://fraterdeus.com/contact


Things are changing at Slow Print in Dubuque...

We are exploring ways to preserve our facility as a common good, and community cultural and technical asset. We’re at a crossroads, and can only continue with the support and commitment of our larger letterpress and design community.

If this doesn’t work, and very quickly, it will be the end of the line for this shop, which started in 1978-79 in Peter's dad’s garage in Evanston Illinois.

The vision is to find designers, book-artists and printers who would join us in a cooperative venture which will provide its members with access to two “Original” Heidelberg 10x15 Windmills, Vandercook 219 (19”x26" bed), Miehle V36 Vertical cylinder (13”x19” bed), C&P Old Style 10x15, 33” Challenge Guillotine, 19” Challenge hydraulic trimmer, substantial collection of both foundry and woodtype, two iron standing presses, and the Interflex A4 photopolymer platemaker.

Our shop is well equipped to take on just about any substantial type of project one might want to do, and with our combined expertise and decades of experience, we are able to produce more than any of us could separately!

The goal to sustain this effort is to create a cooperative membership program. As a cooperative member, one would be able to take on projects which exceed the capacity of your own presses, or utilize our wood type, dampen paper, make your polymer plates, and schedule press time at our facility in Dubuque, Iowa (90 minutes from Madison or Iowa City, etc). Members could come to the shop and produce their own work, or arrange with another member to do the printing. We’d work with local members to find couch-surfs or beds for visiting printers. Members would also be able to teach classes, as well as attend workshops.

If a designer member is not able to be present for printing, a locally attending member would provide printing at ‘member cost’ (including something for both the shop and the printer), with guidance and quality assurance from the shop’s master printers.

The annual budget would be addressed through member fees and rentals, producing and selling products, education and other programs.

Our work at SlowPrint has been recognized as some of the finest letterpress printing in the business.  We continue to get regular repeat business from an appreciative clientele. But with increased competition in the past couple of years, we just cannot feasibly do it alone. Cooperation and asset sharing is our best shot at providing services which will keep this shop alive.

It’s taken years to bring this facility together. We can produce beautiful work and incredible art here.

It would be a real loss to have it all disappear.
Please pass this along!
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Required reading. #letterpress #windmill-master-class
Every Letterpress printer should own George J Mills'_Platen Press Operation_. Even if you only use a Vandercook or other cylinder , the book provides critically important foundations for best practices.
Jim Daggs has done the art of letterpress an incredible service by reprinting this Carnegie Institute of Technology 1953 classic, long out of print.
Available for $25 from
Ackley Publishing Company
Ackley Iowa 50601

Jim also publishes his Original Heidelberg – Windmill History & Handbook $20
Every student in my Windmill Master Class receives a copy of this book as part of their tuition.

Speaking of which, there are still two openings for the August 19-21 Master Class coming up at Slowprint Letterpress in Dubuque!
http://fraterdeus.com/2015

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Monoprint series animated gif! Printed on unryu-shi with hand set wood and foundry type 13x63cm 5x25in
Vandercook 219 Proofing Press
+atypi 2015 #saopaulo  #letterpressreloaded
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This! Open source plans for a small cylinder press made from easily available parts.
http://library.rit.edu/cary/exhibitions/21st-century-tabletop-printing-press
A 21st-Century Tabletop Printing Press | Cary Graphic Arts Collection
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Thanks for the invite +Jane Gleissner​!
Happy 2016 to all!
By way of introduction, I'm +Peter Fraterdeus​. I teach semi-private classes in studios around the US (and EU) on the Heidelberg Windmill (and other presses, of course), and key technical topics of ink, pressure, humidity and clarity in Letterpress Printing.
Please see http://letterpress.expert for current upcoming classes East and West!


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Grazie, Massimo! I'm not sure if there is somebody who is teaching the Windmill in Italia.(I will be happy to come to Italy, of course! :-)) But for general workshops of course there is Tipoteca Italiana +Tipoteca Antiga​
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Hello Letterpress Friends!

Dubuque Book Arts, Design and Letterpress Cooperative* is seeking founding members willing to transform an existing full service letterpress studio into a cooperative book arts center.
Based in Dubuque, Iowa, the facility is currently owned by SlowPrint Letterpress LLC.
For a variety of reasons the facility will be sold before the end of 2015.
(* final name to be determined by founding members!!)

We would like to see it continue to serve as a creative book arts center, and propose to work with like-minded printers and book artists to establish a cooperatively owned facility. Important to note is that members need not be local, but would be able to utilize production and printing services through time-sharing arrangements and cloud-based workflows.
However time is of the essence, as there must be an agreement in place by the beginning of October, or the entire shop will be sold privately or auctioned.

This is a great opportunity for one or more enthusiastic young (at heart!) printers to help build a cooperative sustainable letterpress institution in the upper Midwest (as Peter says, we’re the NXMW, North by Mid-west!) As a cooperative member, you’d have your a share in this professional level shop, with the additional benefit of access to Peter's knowledge and mastery of the finest technical elements of letterpress printing. Whether high-end job work or publishing on the Heidelberg Windmill with multi-color hairline registration or posters on the 19”x26” bed Vandercook 219 with our substantial wood type collection, etc, this shop can produce it!

If you, or someone you know, shares the cooperative vision, and can invest the time to help see it become a reality, please join us now! We need people who can handle administration, social marketing, and client relationship building, as well as being excellent printers!
Time is of the essence!

See below for more details and a description of the facilities. SlowPrint’s website slowprint.com shows examples of past and current work. SlowPrint’s Facebook page and twitter @slowprint also have additional examples.

Please contact Peter Fraterdeus for additional information through http://fraterdeus.com/contact


Things are changing at Slow Print in Dubuque...

We are exploring ways to preserve our facility as a common good, and community cultural and technical asset. We’re at a crossroads, and can only continue with the support and commitment of our larger letterpress and design community.

If this doesn’t work, and very quickly, it will be the end of the line for this shop, which started in 1978-79 in Peter's dad’s garage in Evanston Illinois.

The vision is to find designers, book-artists and printers who would join us in a cooperative venture which will provide its members with access to two “Original” Heidelberg 10x15 Windmills, Vandercook 219 (19”x26" bed), Miehle V36 Vertical cylinder (13”x19” bed), C&P Old Style 10x15, 33” Challenge Guillotine, 19” Challenge hydraulic trimmer, substantial collection of both foundry and woodtype, two iron standing presses, and the Interflex A4 photopolymer platemaker.

Our shop is well equipped to take on just about any substantial type of project one might want to do, and with our combined expertise and decades of experience, we are able to produce more than any of us could separately!

The goal to sustain this effort is to create a cooperative membership program. As a cooperative member, one would be able to take on projects which exceed the capacity of your own presses, or utilize our wood type, dampen paper, make your polymer plates, and schedule press time at our facility in Dubuque, Iowa (90 minutes from Madison or Iowa City, etc). Members could come to the shop and produce their own work, or arrange with another member to do the printing. We’d work with local members to find couch-surfs or beds for visiting printers. Members would also be able to teach classes, as well as attend workshops.

If a designer member is not able to be present for printing, a locally attending member would provide printing at ‘member cost’ (including something for both the shop and the printer), with guidance and quality assurance from the shop’s master printers.

The annual budget would be addressed through member fees and rentals, producing and selling products, education and other programs.

Our work at SlowPrint has been recognized as some of the finest letterpress printing in the business.  We continue to get regular repeat business from an appreciative clientele. But with increased competition in the past couple of years, we just cannot feasibly do it alone. Cooperation and asset sharing is our best shot at providing services which will keep this shop alive.

It’s taken years to bring this facility together. We can produce beautiful work and incredible art here.

It would be a real loss to have it all disappear.
Please pass this along!
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Heildelberg "Windmill" Platen Master Class set for 19-21 August!
A few places still available! Maximum of five students $650
 
More letterpress master classes coming this summer! The first person to commit to coming to Dubuque can help determine the dates!
Woodtype Experimental Print Making on Dampened Paper
Heidelberg Windmill 21st Century Letterpress Master Class
Achieving Perfect Inking and Impression on the Hand-Fed (qv Chandler & Price) Platen

See http://letterpress.expert/2015 for details!
Presenting our 2015 course offerings, including Letterpress Master Classes, and the new "Emptiness is a Design Pattern" series of 'negative-space' studies... Updated 22 June 2015
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Finished Printing #letterpressreloaded on Unryu-shi each one different... @ATypI 
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More letterpress master classes coming this summer! The first person to commit to coming to Dubuque can help determine the dates!
Woodtype Experimental Print Making on Dampened Paper
Heidelberg Windmill 21st Century Letterpress Master Class
Achieving Perfect Inking and Impression on the Hand-Fed (qv Chandler & Price) Platen

See http://letterpress.expert/2015 for details!
Presenting our 2015 course offerings, including Letterpress Master Classes, and the new "Emptiness is a Design Pattern" series of 'negative-space' studies... Updated 22 June 2015
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