Re: [PPLetterpress] $75k to create letterpress jobs in Hartford
- Seems like the writers of the article are mixing up two stories, one to do
with setting up a letterpress workshop and the other to do with local arts
funding in general. $10 an hour seems reasonable for apprentices, and it
states clearly the organizer is not paid from the funding. Seems a neat way
of getting an apprentice programme working.
36 Bow Street
Oldham OL1 1SJ England
On 15/12/09 17:13, "Scott Rubel" <scott@...> wrote:
> Stimulate that letterpress printing (even if the "letterpress printer"
> didn't exist to begin with)! Speaking as a letterpress printer, I look
> on this news with envy, but good for them, anyway! Seeing the
> photograph, it looks like Adrienne Gale scored a Vandercook for $75k!
> No. Let's say the press was bought at the highest price I've heard of
> for the Vandercook that size; $6,000. That leaves $69k to pay for ten
> students at nine hours a week at $10 per hour. This little letterpress
> shop is going to get our money's worth ("our" being the taxpayer)
> because most of these students will find nine hours not enough fun and
> going to wind up donating much more time than they collect stimulus
> checks for. So, at $900 of stimubucks per week, this shop has labor to
> turn out its greeting cards for 76 weeks, minus maybe one to five grand
> for supplies and repairs I figure this to be 71 weeks. So, if my shop
> were in Hartford, Ida hada chance at 6 years of students labor? Good
> going, Ms. Gale. And good for Hartford, creating jobs in letterpress!
Indeed. The whole point to the stimulus is getting money moving
through the economy.
I'd love to get both the funding and the local acknowledgement that
there's something of value in letterpress printing.
Cheers, and A Happy Stimulus to all ;-)
On 15 Dec 2009, at 4:12 PM, Graham and Kathy wrote:
> Seems like the writers of the article are mixing up two stories, one
> to do
> with setting up a letterpress workshop and the other to do with
> local arts
> funding in general. $10 an hour seems reasonable for apprentices,
> and it
> states clearly the organizer is not paid from the funding. Seems a
> neat way
> of getting an apprentice programme working.
> Graham Moss
> Incline Press
> 36 Bow Street
> Oldham OL1 1SJ England
> On 15/12/09 17:13, "Scott Rubel" <scott@...> wrote:
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