l'imprimeuse Letterpress Studio

Route des Rangiers 61
Having a litterature and rather "theoretical" background, I always felt attracted to the crafts. In 2011 I started experimenting with my first lead types - and as many of you know: once your're hooked, your're hooked. I didn't have any plans where to go, it was literally my passion that guided me. Nowadays, I have a very nice atelier in the Kanton Jura, french part of Switzerland. I have custom jobs and do my private work. I also work part-time in an office, as I cannot live from my letterpress-work - so far...
Interview with Monica from l'imprimeuse Letterpress Studio
When did you start letterpress printing?: 
What do you like best about letterpress printing?: 
The whole processus: Designing, choosing paper, mixing ink, preparing form, printing, improvising a lot. Working with those fabulous old machines. And of course the sensual, haptic aspect of letterpress.
What inspires you?: 
All things vintage, old ads, autumn-colors, fellow printmakers, books, just playing around...
Which press(es), ink & paper do you usually use?: 
Heidelberg Windmill 26x38, Korrex Berlin. I also have a linoprint-machine and two Adanas for kids.
How would you describe your artwork?: 
I'm no digital designer. I consider myself as a analogue "assembler", maker of collages. I love playing with material, arranging it etc.
What kind of products do you create?: 
What we call "Akzidenz" in german: Business cards, invitations, ... Greeting Cards, artistic collaborations.
Do you offer custom work?: 
Where can we buy your products?: 
Do you offer workshops? If yes, what kind of?: 
Yes. For kids and adults.
Is there anything you wished you had known as a beginner?: 
No. I'm really happy I didn't "think at all" but just naively (or passionately) made. It was and still is just wonderful to let me guide through this journey. There's a right time for everything.
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