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Cuts & Caps Tuesday – Canons!

Canons to the left of me! Canons to the right!

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.

We can only guess at what this graphic was used for back in the day. Advertisements for Fort York or Upper Canada Village perhaps?

Fall workshop coming up – New date October 30, 2010!

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.

Our Chandler and Price New Style letterpress inked up in purple

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.

Please contact Chantal at contact@papillonletterpress.com to register.

Printed invitation – Michelle and Christopher

Here is an ambitious set we printed for Michelle and Christopher. Michelle submitted a square, 6-piece design to be printed on bamboo paper and the whole is held together by a customized band.

This marks our first time printing on Legion Bamboo paper and the result was very similar to Crane Lettra.

The whole suite laid out
The 3-colour announcement
The reply card, with printed photo corners
The map and accommodations card
The timeline card. Some people hand this out in the form of a program on the wedding day, but Michelle included it in her invitation suite.
The assembled invitation set, held together by a customized band.

Future congratulations to Michelle and Christopher!

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