Private instruction at ladybones print shop

We love to work with private students in a project-based instruction format.  If you have the desire to learn and also a particular project in mind, we are the shop for you! We believe that the best way to learn is by doing, and there’s nothing like learning while creating a piece that you love and are invested in executing well.  

Below are three possible courses of instruction.  E-mail us (annemarie@ladybonesprint.com) to arrange a custom course.


Print Your Own Announcement

(Invitation, Save the Date, etc.)
4 -6 hours
$375 including standard stock materials
 

Whether it's a wedding, a graduation party, a birthday, the birth of a child or other happy event, a letterpress invitation or announcement is a beautiful, tactile way to honor it; going through the process of printing it yourself makes it even more meaningful.  After your one-color design is approved and prepped via e-mail, you will come into Ladybones HQ to work on the piece through to completion.  If your time is limited, let us know; we can complete part of the process for you.  This course of instruction includes:

Finished product: 
    * 50 - 100 one-color announcement or invitation, 5" x 7", on one of our stock papers
    * Envelopes (custom colors available) with your return address printed on the flap.
Letterpress experience:
    Introduction to letterpress printing from polymer (digital) plates, including set-up, inking, and feeding the paper; accurate registration and printing on various papers.

Design Assistance: for an additional $150, we will generate a custom design based on your concept and with your guidance.

Schedule a date for this course of instruction


Business Card Production

3-5 hours
$275 including standard stock materials

Whether you're starting a business or promoting yourself as a freelance service provider, pushing your brand-new e-book or launching a handmade product line, you probably want a business card that reflects you --- through our business card production workshop, you can not only design but actually produce your own letterpress business cards!  Through individual instruction, we will be sure that your cards turn out just right and your letterpress skills and eye for detail will grow strong.  After your one-color design is approved and prepped via e-mail, you will come into Ladybones HQ to work on the cards through to completion.  If your time is limited, let us know; we can complete part of the process for you.  This course of instruction includes:

Finished product:
     * 150 - 200 one-color business cards, 2" x 3.5", on one of our stock papers
     * Polymer plate for future re-prints
Letterpress experience:
    Introduction to letterpress printing from polymer (digital) plates, including set-up, inking, and feeding the paper; accurate registration and cutting work down on the guillotine.

Design Assistance: for an additional $150, we will generate a custom design based on your concept and with your guidance.

Schedule a date for this course of instruction


Limited Edition Poster

3-4 hours
$225 including standard stock poster paper

(several colors available)

Using wood type and/or an assemblage of imagery including vintage printer's cuts, linoleum blocks, and/or polymer plates, create a unique poster and learn the special challenges of printing large-format.  This course includes:

Finished product: 
    * 10 - 25 one-color posters, 14" x 18"
Letterpress experience:
     Introduction to letterpress printing, including set-up, inking, and feeding the paper; special inking for large forms, registration.

Custom plate: for an additional $150, you can generate your own one-color digital design to be made into a full-sized polymer plate.  Multiple colors: if you are interested in making a poster with two or more colors, contact us for custom pricing.

Schedule a date for this course of instruction

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