Letterpress: Walk through fear | Off the Beaten Press
26Jun

Every once in awhile though when someone requests a letterpress print they really GET the process. When that happens, I know I am in for a good project. This client wanted to print “Walk through fear” for her boyfriend’s birthday. She mentioned liking some of my other prints so I went with what I knew

Letterpress: Legos | offthebeatenpress.com
19Jun

One of my old letterpress students has fallen in love with the craft as much as I have and begun teaching at the art center where she first learned. Her class is called experimental letterpress where she is testing different methods and being totally creative. To help her out with some class samples she asked

Letterpress: All Circles | offthebeatenrpress.com
09May

I’ve seen people set type in unique ways before, so I knew I wanted to give it a go for myself. Setting type in a circle was incredibly challenging. I did some math to make sure the phrase I was setting would fit but even with the advanced planning, it took a lot of work.

Typography Terms | offthebeatenpress.com
18Feb

I share this list of terms with both my letterpress and calligraphy students. So I wanted to make it available to download for anyone. You can grab a copy of the PDF here. And if you want to learn more – sign up for one of my upcoming classes, or follow me on Instagram.

Letterpress Terms | offthebeatenpress.com
01Feb

I’ve had a list of letterpress terms that I have used for years when teaching with my students. This last month, I used some of these terms on Instagram in what I called the Letterpress ABC’s. Since I gathered all the photos for the posts, I sat down and made a PDF of Letterpress terms

You're Just My Type | Off the Beaten Press
21Jan

Every year I make some Valentine’s Day Cards. While I made these a while ago, I never go around to posting them online. I set the type as an example for students in class to show them a little lock up. I think the lock up itself is pretty cute, not gonna lie. But it

Exclamation Points | Off the Beaten Press
14Jan

I made a TON of exclamation point cards in the fall of 2016. I had a gorgeous set of Bold ones and some Pastel beauties. Both of these styles sold out at the beginning of this year. When I was cleaning up in my studio though, I found some hidden plain white ones. These were

Jordan's Wedding Invites | offthebeatenpress.com
06Dec

My friend Jordan took my letterpress class several years ago. With her wedding coming up, she wanted to be involved with printing her own wedding invitations. I helped her design them and ordered all the cuts and materials. She came over after work one night once everything arrived and we set to printing on my

Teaching Fall 2018 | offthebeatenpress.com
14Nov

Here are some pictures of my last letterpress class for the year! We got to really use all the machines in this class and everyone was amazing about sharing the equipment and their final work. This first one got printed on a bunch of colors as a little note card. My student says the phrase

Letterpress: Knock on Wood | offthebeatenpress.com
22Oct

So my friend Paul gifted me with this amazing wood grain paper. He had some left over after a job he printed and thought I would enjoy it. Free paper? Always. Last week, I tested it out using a giant wood letter N that I borrowed from another pressman. I just couldn’t think of anything