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  • Katie Harper
    I would argue that it takes forever... Katie ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Message 1 of 4 , Apr 1, 2005
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      I would argue that it takes forever...

      Katie

      on 3/31/05 11:41 PM, Regis Graden at regispolyplates@... wrote:

      > Dear Katie,
      >
      > It should take many years... your intelligence and enthusiasm make some
      > difference,
      >
      > Thank you,
      >
      > Regis
      >
      > knharper@... wrote:
      > Dear Robin,
      >
      > The best way to learn letterpress is to work hands-on with someone who really
      > knows what he or she is doing. Many shops are willing to take on a novice as
      > intern, in exchange for work around the shop. Be warned that some internships
      > are more like apprenticeships and take many years...
      >
      > Katie Harper
      > Ars Brevis Press
      > Beverly, MA
      >
      >
      >
      > From: acornhealthcare <robin@...>
      >> >Date: Thu Mar 31 07:46:18 CST 2005
      >> >To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
      >> >Subject: [PPLetterpress] New to Letterpress Printing
      >
      >> >
      >> >
      >> >Hi I just recently joined this group in the hopes of learning more
      >> >about the art of letterpress printing. I currently design handmade
      >> >custom invitations and, at some point in the future, would love to
      >> >hand print letterpress pieces to incorporate into my designs. So I
      >> >have signed up for a class at the Center for Book Arts in NY and I am
      >> >looking into getting a Pilot or other small press. I am not sure if I
      >> >really have any specific questions yet. But I would really like to
      >> >get opinions on how much learning and hands on experience it might
      >> >take me to get to the point of being able to produce small pieces that
      >> >are of high enough quality to sell. I guess I am wonding how much it
      >> >takes to go from being a novice to a "hobbyist" or amateur
      >> >professional, if there is such a thing.
      >> >
      >> >Also, I would love any suggested books that would give me a basic
      >> >introduction to letterpress printing.
      >> >
      >> >Thanks,
      >> >Robin
      >> >
      >> >
      >> >
      >> >
      >> >
      >> >
      >> >
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