Workshops Are Here!

Are you curious about what letterpress printing is all about? We are now running Introduction to Letterpress workshops. In one of these 3-hour workshops, you will discover the history of letterpress printing, learn the basics of hand typesetting to produce your own print on our tabletop presses. This class is ideal for those who wish to learn to print simple, text-based projects on a tabletop press, such as a short quote/ one-liner, poem, or notecard/ thank you/ greeting card. With Christmas fast approaching, it might just be the perfect time to print a present for your loved ones! No experience required.

Click on the link to sign up! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-letterpress-tickets-29065181741

We also have Gift Certificates for those who are interested in gifting a loved one with one or multiple workshops. Email us for enquiries.

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Images: Top – Eu-Jinn Teh; Middle – Emma Dolzadelli, Bottom – iamsuanlee

Our Online Shop is now live!

‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly! We are very excited that our latest Christmas card collaboration with local Perth hand-lettering specialist and graphic designer Matthew Wong of I Am The Wong is now available in our Etsy store.

Printed on 100% cotton stock using hand-mixed inks in green and charcoal grey. We have paired the card with a tomato red envelope for that extra Christmas cheer!
Images by I Am The Wong.
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Print Shop update

We have been wanting to create more usable space within the Print Shop. In June, we had the opportunity, and this required most of our printing equipment to be shifted around. Most of the machines weigh tonnes, and with careful planning and some professionals we managed to move everything in one day. The Print Shop is now looking brighter, and we look forward to showing it off to everyone.

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2014 is almost over

It has been a very eventful year for us in the Print Shop.  Thank you to everyone who has supported us.

Last print orders for 2014 is Friday 5 December.  The Print Shop will be closed from Monday 22 December 2014 and will resume print production on Wednesday 21 January 2015.  We will be checking emails during the break, but we may not respond as quickly so please be patient.

We will be at the Onwilliam Summer Night Markets on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th December.  We will be showcasing our latest greeting card collaborations with some incredibly talented local artists The Articulate, Nia May and Pony & Ink.  Come along, enjoy the summer evenings (plus there will be an urban beach and giant snow dome) and don’t forget to say hello!

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Illuminites Night Market – Friday 13th December

Our final market for 2013 is happening this Friday night at the Illuminites Night Market at the Perth Cultural Centre. Check out our Christmas card sale! And for those who didn’t get to visit our Print Shop during the ‘My Perth’ – Letterpress Art Exhibition, the artworks will be available for purchase at our stall! Come and say hello, and also support the Perth local community.  It’s going to be a fantastic fun night. You might even be able to squeeze in some last minute Christmas shopping!

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Illuminites : Christmas Festival & Night Markets
Date: Friday 13 December 2014
Time: 5pm – 10pm
Place: Perth Cultural Centre
Weblink: www.perthculturalcentre.com.au

Free – Entertainment – Activities – Live Music – 70+ Stalls – Gifts – Food

The Illuminites Christmas Festival and Night Markets returns to the Perth Cultural Centre on Friday 13 December 5-10pm, for a magical festive celebration.

With over 70 exciting stalls curated by the OnWilliam Collective, soulful live music on the Wetland stage, delicious local food, awesome pop up bars, vintage projections, the incredible walk in Snow Dome, Perth’s own urban beach and more, this free, all ages Christmas event is not to be missed.

The Illuminites Christmas Festival and Night Markets is proudly presented by the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority.

For more information visit www.perthculturalcentre.com.au

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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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

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