Save the Date

Planing is well underway for the next Ladies of Letterpress event – Type on the Cob! Updates and more details coming soon…

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The reviews are in…

Bloggers share their experiences (and photos!) of the conference:

Steel Petal Press

Pistachio Press

Penelope Press

Felt & Wire

Sofia Invitations

Ink Meets Paper

Oak Knoll

Four Hats Press

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Many thanks to everyone who came out and made the Ladies of Letterpress Conference 2012 another success! I really enjoyed seeing old familiar faces and making many new friends, and I hope that each of you had a great time as well. Also a BIG thanks to our wonderful sponsors and speakers – without you, none of this would happen!

If you have photos of the conference to share, please remember that we have a Ladies of Letterpress flickr group here –

If you’d like to keep in touch with new friends and want to chat or make suggestions about the conference, check out our forum page specifically set up for discussion relating to the conference –

Finally, make a note in your calendar for next year’s event, Type On The Cob! Instead of a conference (which will become an every-other-year event), we’ll have a regional wayzgoose at Midwest Old Thresher’s in Mt. Pleasant Iowa, June 27-29, 2013. This will be three fun-filled days of working on presses, learning new skills and techniques, and printing together on collaborations. The emphasis will be on having a very hands-on experience. We’ll see you there!

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Here we go

Things are really getting underway for the conference… the program is finalized, tote bags are getting filled with some awesome swag from our sponsors, and I hear that many of our guests are on the road! We’re really looking forward to getting things started – the Print Shop Tour and setting up the Printers Fair tomorrow afternoon, then diving right in early Friday morning. Happy travels and we’ll see you soon!

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Late birds get worms too

Ok, so it happens sometimes… you miss a deadline and you wonder if there’s any way to still make it in time. Well we’ve been there too, so for you late birds we’re going to extend the deadline for for the early bird rate another 10 days, until July 24th!

Plus, consider joining Ladies of Letterpress for another 10% off the conference registration. With a paid membership, you get to take advantage of special offers from our sponsors throughout the year.

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Early Bird Registration Expires Soon!

We’re just over a month away from conference-time! But before that . . . the special early-bird registration rate of $225 expires on July 14th. After that, registration will be $275. That’s Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and half of Sunday, full of letterpress printers, printing, friends, and delicious Asheville eats. Take a look at our speakers and sponsors, and we’ll see you in NC August 2nd!

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Schedule posted! Events Added!

We’re so excited to welcome Amos Kennedy to LOLP Con 2012! Amos will discuss his work on the panel The Brow Situation: High Brow meets Low Brow, and he and filmmaker Laura Zinger will answer questions after the screening of Proceed and Be Bold, a documentary about Amos’s adventures in letterpress printingWe’ll have a ‘cash-n-carry’ event after the screening where you’ll have a chance to buy your favorite posters printed by Amos.

The speaker list and panel lineup have also been updated here! We’re sad to say that Rena Tom has had to cancel this time, but we’ll look forward to having her in the future.

REMINDER: Early bird registration pricing ends July 14! Seats on the Asheville Printshop Tour are rapidly selling out, as are tables for the Printer’s Fair. Space is limited, so book today!



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Final Schedule posted

We’ve posted a final schedule of panel and events! Well, it’s mostly final – there are still a few more items in the works, possibly including yoga and a Kiss-A-Lawyer booth. Keep checking back!

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More Speakers Added

More speakers and panelists have been added to the lineup! Check out the Speaker/Panelist tab for all the tantalizing details–we’ll be adding more soon.

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Speaker Announcement!

We are so thrilled about this year’s conference lineup–we have so many exiting things planned, and so many interesting, engaging, and smart panelists planned. Get ready to welcome:

Rena Tom, creative small business consultant, will host a panel called Startup Stories, interviewing some of the best printers in the biz, and will discuss the wide world of retail


Harold Kyle, owner and founder of Boxcar Press, Smock, and Bella Figura will discuss sustainability in printing and the scary, exciting future of letterpress.


Kat Feuerstein from Gilah Press in Baltimore will discuss the ever hot-topic Designing for Letterpress



And so many more! We’ll be updating the roster of speakers and panels–check back often, and register today!

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