Racing Snail Press

United States
just me!
I'm a one woman show loving to learn more and more about quality letterpress the more and more I print. I have an artist studio set up in my home, a Chandler and Price that I'm refurbishing in my mother's garage, and a studio where I rent, Atlanta Printmakers Studio. So the love is spread around town, but letterpress is heavy so it works for me.
Letterpress oval cut mattes, 5x7
Letterpress oval cut mattes, 5x7
Hand bound Letterpress Polaroid albums
Hand bound Letterpress Polaroid albums
Hello foxy greeting card
Hello foxy greeting card
Interview with Lindsey from Racing Snail Press
When did you start letterpress printing?: 
What do you like best about letterpress printing?: 
This is going to sound crazy, but I love all the problem-solving involved in printing. Finding all the tweaks and adjustments that result in a good quality print.
What inspires you?: 
Old fashioned things. Little pieces of paper and photographs found at antique stores. Wanting to live inside of Edith Wharton and Bronte sisters and Louisa May Alcott novels. Wanting to live inside "A Very Long Engagement" and "Picnic at Hanging Rock."
Which press(es), ink & paper do you usually use?: 
Chandler & Price 10 x 15 New Style I own, still refurbishing. C&P 8 x 12 Old Style I rent at Atlanta Printmakers Studio. I use Vanson rubber based inks and Crane Lettra paper or Rising Museum Board.
How would you describe your artwork?: 
I make mostly little impractical things inspired by little pieces I find at antique stores. I'm especially drawn to turn of the century imagery and imagining paper objects that would fit into that time period's daily life.
What kind of products do you create?: 
I print some greeting cards, but mostly paper gift items. Bookplates, oval cut letterpress picture mattes, paper albums for Polaroid pictures.
Do you offer custom work?: 
Where can we buy your products?: 
Racing Snail Press on Etsy, or straight from my website
Is there anything you wished you had known as a beginner?: 
I wish I had found and Ladies of Letterpress sooner. Any kind of question or problem can be answered in one of those two places, often without having to ask it. The archives are so rich with information and tips.
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