Tag Archives: Letterpress

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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Calling cards

This winter we picked up some new border material and we’ve finally printed some calling card samples with them. Take a look and let us know what you think. This card was printed from a strip of cast border material … Continue reading

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The History of Lucky Duck Press

Lucky Duck Press is a direct descendant of Patrick’s great-grandfather’s Sterling Press of Winsted, Connecticut. In 1901, Patrick’s great-grandfather, Howard Deming, purchased a printing press by mail  for $36.10 and started The Sterling Press in the small city of Winsted, … Continue reading

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Welcome!

Welcome to the Lucky Duck Press blog! To start, an introduction: Lucky Duck Press is our letterpress print shop. We print wedding invitations, social stationery, personal or business announcements, and much more. Much of what we print is custom work … Continue reading

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