OK. Give me some on-list feedback.
I'm trying to start this reasonably priced "Community Print Center" in Burlingame, California (about 15 miles south of San Francisco) for those who don't have a working letterpress shop/studio of their own, or for those who have their own shop/studios but from time to time might need larger equipment to complete special projects.
I think $50per month is an extremely reasonable amount for a brand new, fully outfitted shop with several platen presses, a Vandercook proof press, lots of type, instructional programs, guest letterpress artists, art exhibit space, 24 hour 7 day a week access, neighboring studios and an art community for collaboration and inspiration, etc.
I'm modeling it after "Em Space" in Portland, Oregon which has been wildly successful.
But so far I haven't had enough people sign up to make it a reality.
So what am I missing? What would make it a place you would want to go to for your letterpress wants and needs?
Let's have a little online dialog...
Let the suggestions and fantasies roll...
I want to create something that letterpress enthusiasts will be so excited about we'll have people lining up for it...
Thanks in advance for your creative thoughts.
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