Long weekend in WA & First Comes Love 2013

There is so much happening this weekend in Perth.  The Freo Dockers may not have won this year’s AFL Grand Final yesterday, but we are still very proud of them; The Perth Royal Show is back for a week; It’s the last weekend of the King’s Park Festival; We here in WA finally get to celebrate the Queen’s birthday on Monday 30 September (we are only 5 months late… better late then never); and the Print Shop will be open all weekend.  We will be taking a break on Tuesday and Wednesday, then back into work mode on Thursday 3rd October.

We will be at the First Comes Love Fair next Saturday 5th October at St George’s College in UWA, Crawley.  This year we have been privileged to work with the very talented Paperheart Studio who designed our Stationery Gallery and our stationery for the Machell stand.  You will be able to find Ann repping with Machell, so you are a bride or groom, or just looking for some wedding inspiration, come and say hi.  Don’t miss out on your chance to score one of our new letterpress split-fountain greeting card found in this year’s goodie bags!

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Swan Valley Wedding Open Day Sunday 7th July

We will be at Sandalford Wines for the Swan Valley Wedding Open Day on Sunday 7th July from 10am to 4pm.  The entire valley will be showcasing wedding suppliers from all over Perth.  We will be showing off our newly printed wedding stationery suite collaborations with Pony and Ink and Paperheart Studio.  Come and say hi!

Sandalford Wines Wedding Open Day Flyer

Letterpress Artwork Competition & Exhibition

This is finally becoming a reality! As an extension to celebrating our 25th birthday, we are inviting you Perth to take part in our juried art exhibition titled “My Perth”.

The jury panel will be selecting 20 artworks to be letterpress printed on 300gsm cotton stock.

On the jury panel: (list of jury panelists modified as of 15 July 2013)

Ms Hilda Klap – Secretary of Printmakers Association of WA
Ms Claire Trolio – We Love Perth (weloveperth.net.au)
Ms Jill Yelland – WA artist, typographer and printmaker

Print editions will be limited to 50 copies each and will be exhibited and on sale in late 2013.  The selected artists will receive 20 copies of their own letterpress printed artwork.

Deadline for artwork submission: 31 August 2013 via email contact@wpprint.com.au

The exhibition will be held at Whiteman Park Print Shop with a grand opening gala on Sunday 17 November and will run until Sunday 24 November.

Artwork Submission Guideline
Theme:  My Perth (your interpretation)
Paper Size:  8”x10” (203x254mm)
Colours:  2 spot colours (Orange 021U & Blue 279U), single sided (not CMYK)
Print format:  300dpi or higher PDF format
Other specifications: – Include crop marks & at least 3mm bleed
–   Overlapping colours must be submitted in separate colour PDFs
–   Minimum font size is 5pt
–   Minimum line weight is 0.5pt
Please include your name, contact number, and title of artwork in the email.

Any competition queries regarding artwork guidelines for letterpress printing please email contact@wpprint.com.au  (Please note in subject line “Competition Enquiry”).

Regards, Ann & Phil

flyer for letterpress comp

Special thanks for Amanda Williams of Type Tamer who helped create this flyer for us! Click here for the PDF version: wpprint_letterpresscomp