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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.

Busy, Busy, Busy!

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Well, Hello, there!  Holy cow, you guys, I can’t believe that it’s been over eight (8!!) weeks since my last post.  Man, time flies.  As much as I hate to admit, the cute little cartoon above is not so far from the truth.  There has been so much awesome happening here though, I don’t even begin to no where to start.  So, with the half-hearted promise that my regular blogging will return this afternoon or tomorrow, here’s the bulleted list of all of the stuff that’s been going on here, since I last saw you:

  • I visited old friends and made a few new ones during my annual early-June weekend trip to Seattle.
  • I bought my first house!!  (I’m supposed to close on 6/27 and man, it just can’t seem to come fast enough).
  • Twin Ravens Press is moving into a brand new studio space at the end of the month that is going to be AWESOME.  Photos coming soon.
  • Twin Ravens Press began offering custom laser-cutting, in-house, in April.  It rocks.  Photos and info coming soon.
  • When I graduated from college, I had quite an extensive background in screen printing, as well as letterpress.  We recently completed our very first wedding invitation suite which combined both printmaking methods.  It’s gorgeous.  I can’t wait to show it to you.  There will most definitely be more screen printing in our future.
  • We’ve turned out too many awesome new wedding invitations this spring to count.  You’ll be seeing them shortly.
  • We’ve also begun collaborating with Don Jeter on his newest venture, Oregon Strong Brand.  You’re going to be seeing some very awesome laser-cut, letterpress printed, packaging coming out of here for them.

I’m pretty sure I’m forgetting something, but, you get the picture.  It’s been crazy-busy, but in one of the awesomest ways possible.  I can’t wait to show you pictures of all of the coolness that has been going on around here.  Stay tuned.  We’re returning to our regularly-scheduled blogging shortly!