Category Archives: Letterpress

Posts related to letterpress printing, in general.

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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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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Telegram Miniaturization

Sometimes, when I get bored in the print shop, I ride the creaky old freight elevator down, down, down to the spooky, gloomy basement where 100 years of unwanted junk [treasures] sit, dust covered, waiting for re-discovery. It is in … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

All Both of us here at Lucky Duck Press wish you a wonderful 2012 … typos and all!

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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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A post from the official Lucky Duck shopper

Etsy and eBay are my go-to sources for really personal gifts, and I’m leaning on them even more since our move from Brooklyn. (Not that I am complaining, new shop after new shop in our neighborhood was proving dangerous, and … Continue reading

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New family, new designs … Lily of the valley invitation

This past summer we celebrated my younger sister’s marriage to a great guy from Finland. The celebration was an intimate and elegant garden — and later, pool — party that offered the opportunity for us all to get to know … Continue reading

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New (old) typefaces

Just before I moved all of the printing presses, type, et cetera out of Brooklyn last year, one of my studio neighbors offered me a type cabinet half full of type. Michael, whose company, Orbino, makes beautiful leather products, was … Continue reading

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A Move to the Country

Apologies for the long silence … in the last few months we have been busy at work printing and relocating our presses to a beautiful corner of New England. The shop move physically took only a weekend, but the decision … Continue reading

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