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Shop Talk: What the Heck is That?

with Jennifer Graves & Jessica Spring
Tuesday, February 28
10:00 am – 11:00 am PST


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What’s a Shop Talk?

The challenge of preserving a craft that predates the Google search by centuries requires some printer-to-printer networking! Shop Talks are for talking shop: comparing notes on equipment and techniques, finding sources for supplies, or sharing opportunities and talents. We gather around the virtual composing stone for these uncensored, unrecorded, free roundtables hosted by genial moderators on a monthly basis. There are no stupid questions, and mansplainers will be digitally escorted to a solo breakout room.  

This month’s letterpress topic

Jessica Spring and Jenn Graves team up to host Antiques Roadshow for printers—live from the International Printing Museum! Show us your mystery letterpress bits and bobs, and together we’ll try to figure out what the heck they are. They’ll also try to stump the group with museum finds.

Are Shop Talks recorded?

All of PiP’s Shop Talk events are live, uncensored, and unrecorded — we find it’s a lot more fun and interactive this way. They are closed captioned using Zoom’s Live Transcription feature; to make the most of this tool, update to the most recent version of Zoom.

About the Moderators

Jennifer Graves & Jessica Spring
Jennifer Graves is a letterpress printer, book artist, and instructor based in Los Angeles. She teaches printing at Otis College of Art and Design. Jessica Spring’s Springtide Press is located in Tacoma, Washington. Together, they take turns moderating PiP’s free Shop Talks series. For this month’s Shop Talk, they are taking advantage of being together in the same city to co-moderate a special edition of “What the Heck is That?” from the International Printing Museum in Carson, California.