Papillon Press is a letterpress and illustration studio located in Westport, Ontario, Canada that specializes in illustrated greeting cards and paper goods. Our greeting cards, note cards, gift tags, thank you cards, stickers, etc. all feature our hand-drawn illustrations and are printed by hand on our 60 year-old letterpress.
When we bought Claudette the Press, we inherited boxes full of etched graphics that we’ve never had a chance to print (yet). So as a way to catalogue what we have and also for interest sake, we’ll be posting these every Tuesday from now until the end of time.
Not realizing that the original date for this fall workshop was on Thanksgiving weekend, we’ve moved the date to October 30th! New and returning participants are welcome.
Papillon Press is offering an exciting opportunity for three participants to learn the age-old craft of letterpress printing.
In this day-long introductory workshop, you will be introduced to our vintage Chandler Price & Co. New Style press, learn the basics of setting lead type in the chase, mounting the chase on the press, inking and printing one colour. We will be printing personalized note cards, and we have over 100 type styles and sizes to choose from, as well as boxfuls of ornaments and etched graphics.
You will also learn what real “em” and “en” quads are, learn the basic California job case and what all those strange typography terms really mean!
We can only take on three participants to ensure everyone has enough time with the press, so sign up soon!
When: Saturday, October 30th, 2010 Time: 9am-5pm What you will print: personalized note cards (if you have a specialized project, please contact us well in advance) Studio Limit: 3 participants Cost: $140 (includes ink and paper)
Location: our studio at 1287 Cawthorpe Street, Sudbury, ON. 705-618-1168.
Registration requires a 50% non-refundable deposit to secure your place, with the balance due upon arrival. Pay by cash, Paypal or cheque.