Quill And Arrow Press

United States
Quill and Arrow Press is a little letterpress studio tucked away in the mountains of Western North Carolina. I specialize in both custom and production letterpress printing as well as book binding and calligraphy.
Assorted Postcards
Assorted Postcards
Birthday Cards
Birthday Cards
Homesick - letterpress and calligraphy
Homesick - letterpress and calligraphy
Sirens Swan Song
Sirens Swan Song
Interview with Beth from Quill And Arrow Press
When did you start letterpress printing?: 
What do you like best about letterpress printing?: 
I love the range of possibilities in letterpress printing. Contemporary letterpress printers are doing some pretty amazing things to combine new resources with old technology.
What inspires you?: 
Things that inspire me, in no particular order. Vintage postcards, pattern, Lee Bontecou, night swimming, reading, sending mail, aviation, color, paper scraps, old cursive handwriting, north carolina, west virginia, lovely things my friends make.
Which press(es), ink & paper do you usually use?: 
I print on a Vandercook #4, and occasionally a 5" x 8" Craftsman Clamshell. I generally print with rubber based inks on recycled papers of all kinds.
How would you describe your artwork?: 
A lot of my work revolves around pattern, line, and color. I have a graphic design background and take pride in designing with good typography, layout, and content. My products are well crafted with constant attention to little details.
What kind of products do you create?: 
I print a wide variety of postcards and notecards with hopes of encouraging the hand written note. I also create a variety of production work including invitations, announcements, business cards, posters, and custom calligraphy. I also love printing small edition linoleum reduction prints as well as hand inked monoprints.
Do you offer custom work?: 
Where can we buy your products?: 
Do you offer workshops? If yes, what kind of?: 
In the future
Is there anything you wished you had known as a beginner?: 
Like almost everything in life there are a lot of different ways to do the same thing. Don't be afraid to keep asking questions from a wide range of people, to continue learning different approaches, to keep learning. Eventually you will piece together a method of working that is right for you. Be yourself. Don't rely on gimmicks.
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