Archives for “letterpress”

Type sorting

We’re still sorting out the cabinet full of type that came from The Voice of Canadian Serbs, a community newspaper that was once produced on Drouillard Road here in Windsor. This is a fun one, and we have quite a lot of it:

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Letterpress workshop

Today we had a group from the University of Windsor’s Leddy Library in the studio for a group letterpress session in which they designed and printed a collaborative broadside. Everyone had a blast and they made some great posters!

This is a fun class we’ve done quite a few times now with different groups. If you have a group of friends or colleagues who would love a fun, creative outing together, give the studio a ring and we’ll be happy to help you make it happen!

Letterpress postcards

Here’s a look at a few of the hundreds of postcards we’ve printed this week. Since it’s not possible to show them all, we made a video:


Today in the studio

Some fun new letterpress cards using one of the old newspaper images given to us by a friend of Levigator Press.

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:

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.