Check Out Our New Digs!

Hi All!  Happy Halloween!  If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you may remember that we moved into a new studio space at the beginning of July.  The new space is awesome, and I’ve been meaning to blog about it for a while (with pictures!), but I hadn’t because I kept thinking to myself, “If I wait a week we’ll be a little more setup”, or “If I wait a bit longer things will be a little tidier…”, or some similar sentiment.  Well, the truth is, things are never entirely tidy, or setup, or completely-put-together in my world, and I decided that now was as good of a time as any.  Without further ado, check out our new space!

Our trusty New Style 8×12 C&P made the trek across town beautifully with the help of my dear friend, and fellow letterpress printer, Bob Giles.  Bob also helped me move our beast of a paper cutter, which you can see in the photo below on the top right.  I don’t know what I’d do without him!

Shortly after our move Bob also semi-permanently loaned us this Challenge Proof Press.  It had a bunch of paper on it when I took this photo, but we’ve since used it to pull color proofs of different jobs and I’d love to use it to print some signage or small posters later this year.

The new studio has an upstairs office space which is great for keeping finished things separate from all of our heavy machinery.  We’ve got greeting cards out and on display up there too!

Thanks to the help of my good friend, Eleanor, we actually have a more efficient way of organizing our invitation samples now too!  Check them out: all categorized and color-coded.  This is a level of organization that is fairly new to us, just sayin’.

And, last, but not least, a huge thank you goes out to Jorma & Kevin Walpoff for helping us move our laser cutter across town, and install the new ventilation system for it!  I still have a lot of catch-up to do on this blog to show you all of the awesome laser-cut projects we’ve been doing, but, trust me, those are coming shortly, and in the meantime, you get to check out what the green machine looks like in it’s new space!

If you’re in Eugene, Twin Ravens Press gladly welcomes studio visits.  Please call ahead in advance to reserve a time.

Visit Us at the 5th Annual Portland Letterpress Printer's Fair!

Hey Everybody!  Long time, no see!  I have been a terrible blogger this summer.  As you read in my last post (that happened in the middle of June) a lot new has been happening this summer for us logistically, as well as keeping up with all of the awesome new design and letterpress stuff we would have been doing anyway.  We moved into our new space in July and it’s awesome!  I still need to take some pictures to post up here and show you – but, trust me, it’s pretty great!

More updates and photos of awesome new work are coming soon, but in the meantime, if you’re going to be in Portland, Oregon tomorrow, Saturday, October 13th, you should come down and visit us at the 5th Annual Portland Letterpress Printer’s Fair.  This year the fair is being held at a new location: ADX, which is located at 417 SE 11th.  This year’s fair is going to feature lots of printed ephemera and other goodies, letterpress equipment and supplies for sale, printing demos, Kyle Durrie’s Moveable Type Truck, and live viewing of the Print Make Share Challenge.  It should be pretty awesome!!  The 2012 Letterpress Printer’s Fair is also happening in conjunction with Design Week Portland, so there’s going to be a lot of other, awesome, design-related stuff to see in the area.  So, if you’re in the Portland area, and have interest in letterpress printing, great design, moveable type, Twin Ravens Press, and/or all of the above, come on out to ADX between noon and 7:00 pm!  I’ll look forward to seeing you!!