Sep
14
6:00 PM18:00

Lancaster Printers Fair / Lancaster, PA

14th - The Itinerant Printer

6:00 - 8:30 pm

Held at Penn Square outside the Visitor Center. Printing Demonstrations and Fun! Local gallery exhibits featuring printing. Also, the print museum will be open

15th - Letterpress Printers Street Fair

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

This outdoor event is held on the street of the 300 block of North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA and will feature vendors and suppliers of letterpress equipment, foundry type, cards, posters, broadsides, ephemera, and more. There will also be food trucks, live music and the unique shops of the 300 block will be open during the fair.

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Sep
15
11:00 AM11:00

Lancaster Printers Fair / Lancaster, PA

14th - The Itinerant Printer

6:00 - 8:30 pm

Held at Penn Square outside the Visitor Center. Printing Demonstrations and Fun! Local gallery exhibits featuring printing. Also, the print museum will be open

15th - Letterpress Printers Street Fair

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

This outdoor event is held on the street of the 300 block of North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA and will feature vendors and suppliers of letterpress equipment, foundry type, cards, posters, broadsides, ephemera, and more. There will also be food trucks, live music and the unique shops of the 300 block will be open during the fair.

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Oct
4
1:00 PM13:00

Oak Knoll Fest XX pre-event tour of Lead Graffiti, a letterpress lab of sorts

Limited to 20 registrants. 

Visit Lead Graffiti and hear a few stories about their favorite projects, along with a sampling of their favorites from their collection. You'll get the opportunity to print 2 keepsakes, one using their Vandercook Universal III (36-line Gutenberg Bible page hand composed in MOVABLE type) and an iron hand press keepsake celebrating "Freedom of the press.

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Jun
6
to Jun 7

BOOKMAKING : Coptic Stitch workshop

  • COST : $120 per person (2 nights)
  • AGE : 10 or better
  • TIME : 3 hours each night
  • ALL MATERIALS and light snacks included

Paste paper is essentially an adult form of fingerpainting. An excellent way to created decorated papers which can be used to case-in hardback books, cover boxes, and frames, and make wrapping paper. 

Be sure to thoroughly read the description of this workshop.

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Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

Chesapeake Printers Fair / Havre de Grace, MD

On Saturday, April 28, 2018,  join  up to 20 letterpress printers, bookmakers, printmakers and other creative vendors on the banks of the Susquehanna River in downtown Havre de Grace, Maryland, situated at the top of the Chesapeake Bay. 

The Chesapeake Printers Fair showcases the design and craft of all paper arts, from letterpress, print and book arts, paper making too. Held simultaneously—just a block away—from the very successful JoRetro’s PyrexFest, the Printers Fair promises to have strong traffic, sharing a devoted and sophisticated demographic. 

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Mar
10
10:00 AM10:00

SHOW : Manhattan Fine Press Book Fair

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Lead Graffiti & The Fine Press Book Association, in collaboration with the Manhattan Vintage Book & Ephemera Show, has announced the fifth annual Manhattan Fine Press Book Fair.

This is an addition to the Vintage Book Fair, known colloquially as the "Shadow Fair." It is a less-formal, less-expensive fair held during the same weekend as the New York Antiquarian Book Fair at the Park Avenue Armory. This year, as it was last year, it will be located right around the corner from the main fair at the Park Avenue Armory. However, it will take place only one day: Saturday, March 10.

Lead Graffiti will be introducing 4 new books : a collaboration between Jill and Deborah Arnold, a collaboration between Ray and Martha Carothers, and a book from each of Jill and Ray.

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Feb
27
1:00 PM13:00

CREATIVE LETTERPRESS : H.N. Werkman workshop

This workshop is primarily for 11 students and faculty from the Delaware College of Art & Design, but there are an additional 4 openings that can be filled by others. 

  • Cost : $60 per person
  • AGE : 8 or better
  • TIME : 4 hours
  • ALL MATERIALS and snacks included

BE SURE TO READ the description of this workshop.

TO CANCEL, text to 302.547.6930 or email at least 24 hours in advance.

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Feb
17
2:00 PM14:00

LEAD GRAFFITI 10th Anniversary

LEAD GRAFFITI IS CELEBRATING its 10th anniversary since opening our 2,200 sq ft studio space at 120A Sandy Drive, Newark, DE. We'll be exhibiting a history of work from our earliest days of experimenting with letterpress, and expect to have a variety of our presses set up to run broadsides and keepsakes. We'll have a handset, moveable type facsimile page from Johannes Gutenberg's 36-line Bamberg Bible locked up.

THE FIRST 150 ARRIVALS will get a transferrable 20% off coupon for any one workshop run by Lead Graffiti through July 31, 2018. We will hold a drawing for Lead Graffiti broadsides at the top of each hour.

We'll have plenty of snacks, drinks, and goodies for all along with a keepsake or two that you can print. Free across the board.

Got a father, grandfather or maybe a great-grandfather that was in the printing business a long time ago. Invite them along and let them stand around our Intertype or an iron hand press and tell some stories about the good old days.

Dress warmly for February with lots of people going in and out.

You can just show up to the party, and you may throw your name in the hat for drawings, but those who pre-register will be included in several additional drawings for significantly more valuable prizes that will happen hourly over the event. Only those pre-registered by midnight, Wednesday, February 14 will be eligible for the bigger prizes. Drawing winners must be present to win.

TO REGISTER, please fill out the required information below and click "Reserve me a spot." If you want to register additional people just back up and come back into the form and repeat the process.

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Feb
3
9:00 AM09:00

TECHNICAL LETTERPRESS : Vandercook workshop

  • Cost : $120 per person
  • AGE : 15 or better
  • Time : 6 hours
  • ALL MATERIALS, lunch and light snacks included.

PLEASE THOROUGHLY READ the description of our Vandercook workshop before registering.

Registration is open to anyone age 15 and better.

Vandercooks are

  • Almost all of Lead Graffiti's printing is done on either our Vandercook SP15 (hand cranked and prints 14" x 18") or Vandercook Universal III (automatic and prints 18" x 24")
  • Vandercooks are cylinder presses, and when you want deep impression they do it the best
  • In the world of printing presses, these are about the easiest and safest to use
  • Great press to work with when you want high-quality work

COMPLETION OF THIS WORKSHOP allows you to rent either of our Vandercooks for your projects.

TO CANCEL, text to 302.547.6930 or email at least 24 hours in advance.

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