Best of Beginner Tips

Best of Beginner Tips

We asked studios in our interviews what they wish they had known as a beginner. Here are our Top 10 ...
We hope that we can at least help with the highlighted tip regarding letterpress contacts!

Sources:

  • Not to start with letterpress. It's an addiction! (7 Point Press)
  • Printing is absolutely a craft and not something that can be mastered overnight. (Ink Meets Paper)
  • I wish I had known how much paper I would go through just learning how to print. (Pink Orchid Press)
  • I wish someone had reassured me that it was okay to take it slow, and grow my business as I needed! (may day studio)
  • How much work it takes to get good at this. (Goosefish Press)
  • I wish that I would have known that deep impression on a 5x8 Kelsey is very difficult and dangerous! (Bottle of Smoke Press)
  • To get more type while it was still cheap! (Starshaped Press)
  • Uh, that I should not leave oil based ink on my press overnight. (Bruno Press)
  • Canola oil works just as well as nasty solvents to clean our press. (Seaborn Press)
  • I wished I had known about all the other fine art letterpress people. (RAM STUDIO)


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