Author Archives: Patrick Barrett

The 2013 Martha Stewart Living’s American Made Awards

Dear readers and friends, I am happy to tell you that, once again, I am a nominee for Martha Stewart Living’s American Made People’s Choice Award! This year they’re doing things a little differently over at MSL. Last year entries … Continue reading

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People need our help!

Last year we were struck by a hurricane in August and a massive snow storm in October. During both storms our power was out for several days. Since we have well water with an electric pump, that means that, in … Continue reading

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October Unprocessed 2012!

This is not a food blog. Nevertheless, we love to cook and eat and read and write about food. And so, at the risk of food-related posts outnumbering letterpress-related posts here we’d like to announce that we will be participating … Continue reading

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Martha Stewart’s American Made Awards

We’ve been all smiles and giggles over here at Lucky Duck this weekend since we found out that we’ve been selected as one of the finalists in Martha Stewart’s American Made Awards! From nearly 2,000 entries, the good people at … Continue reading

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How to: Paper Moon Photobooth

When we began planning our wedding, we knew we had to decide how it would be documented. Of course, we knew we wanted to have a photographer, but we also loved the idea of our guests contributing in a unique … Continue reading

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Save the dates

Well, we’ve written about the history of Lucky Duck Press, typecasting machinery, hurricanes, small business, and even foraging. So now it’s time to delve into the world of wedding planning — at least as far as the paper goods are concerned. … Continue reading

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We don’t just love to print here at Lucky Duck Press. We also love to eat. And we love to make food. Since our move to the country, we’ve been growing and making things that we used to buy at … Continue reading

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Sincere apologies for not posting lately. The holidays kept us busy, and January brought a welcome break with a little vacation in Ireland where our good friend just moved with her family.  We relaxed in her tiny seaside town in … Continue reading

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110 Years

This year marks the 110th anniversary of The Sterling Press (now the Sterling Name Tape Company, of course) the company my great grandfather founded using much of the equipment I am honored to use today. To celebrate, we’re turning back … Continue reading

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Hot Metal!

As you may know, I love setting metal type. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate a good polymer plate — it’s often the best (or only) way to achieve certain things. But some of my favorite shop time is setting … Continue reading

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