Our new press!

This weekend we closed the studio and drove up to Oshawa to pick up this gorgeous beast:

It’s a 6.5×10 Chandler & Price Pilot, fully refurbished, in beautiful condition, and ready to be put to work. It’s a perfect press for our tiny space, with the capability to handle large scale production while being user friendly and a fantastic learning press for our students and studio members. We can’t wait to fire it up and get printing.

Today in the studio

Today was a busy day in the studio, with a class from the University of Windsor coming by in the morning for a letterpress workshop and a printing session with the lino block class in the evening. Here are a few pictures:

Persian calligraphy class

Here are some photos from tonight’s fun class taught by guest instructor Tina Rouhandeh. If you missed it, you’re in luck! We are offering another session on Thursday, October 27. Call or email us to sign up!

Today in the studio

Our new co-op student Karla has only been with us for a few days and she’s already picked up the screenprinting like a pro. Check out some of the work she’s already helped print!

On the bench

A longstitch and linkstitch binding with a lovely dark, thick leather cover.

Today in the studio

8-year-old Adriaan, a friend of Levigator Press, came by to visit and learned how to do a single-section pamphlet binding.

Bookbinding class 

Here are a few images from Tuesday night’s class. One student prepared a reclaimed cover from an old book, and the others used chipboard covers. 

Today in the studio 

From today’s private instruction session, helping a teacher create a letterpress poster for a class project.

Do you see the mistakes in the lockup? Don’t worry, we fixed them.