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Letterpress printed type specimen sheet of "one liners" created by Springtide Press.
Letterpress print by Jessica Spring
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Shop Talk: What’s Your Type?

with Jessica Spring
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
10:00 am – 11:00 am PDT
Free

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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

How do you document your letterpress type collection? Show us how your label your type cases and let’s share homemade and historical type specimens.

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 Moderator

Jessica Spring
Tacoma, WA
Founded in 1999, Springtide Press is located in Tacoma, Washington. We design, print and bind artist books, broadsides and ephemera incorporating letterpress printing and handmade paper. Small finely-crafted editions and one-of-a-kind books explore historical topics, popular culture and typography from a unique perspective. Our shop motto, “where we always print damp” recognizes the Pacific Northwest as a fine place to print, where the damp climate helps make a good impression.