The fourth Ladies of Letterpress conference will take place June 11-13, 2015, in Mt Pleasant, Iowa. This three-day event will include demonstrations, discussions, and workshops taught by a range of experts in letterpress printing and printing-related fields, as well as collaborations with fellow attendees. From Windmills to Linotypes to Vandys and more, this will be a fun-filled, hands-on weekend for beginners and experienced printers alike. One registration fee entitles you to as many workshops as your schedule will allow! Events will take place at the Printers Hall at Midwest Old Threshers in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, where we’ll have access to their impressive collection of printing as well as typecasting equipment. You are guaranteed to get your hands dirty and your aprons inky!

Ladies of Letterpress is an international trade organization for letterpress printers and print enthusiasts. Our mission is to promote the art and craft of letterpress printing and to encourage the voice and vision of women printers. We strive to maintain the cultural legacy of fine press printing while advancing it as a living, contemporary art form as well as a viable commercial printing method. Membership is open to both men and women.

The founders of LoLP are Jessica C. White and Kseniya Thomas. Jessica is the owner of Heroes & Criminals Press in Asheville, NC, where she also teaches printing and book binding workshops and is adjunct professor of book arts at Warren Wilson College. Kseniya is the owner of Thomas-Printers, a commercial letterpress and design shop in Carlisle, PA.

Jessica + Kseniya

Jessica and Kseniya at an AIGA Charlotte event in 2011.

Get involved with Ladies of Letterpress at www.LadiesOfLetterpress.com.

Contact us at ladiesofltrprs@gmail.com.