These prints are a collaborative effort between Jenna Vanden Brink Ceramics, Abbie Adams Studio, and Meshwork Press. Thoughtfully designed and expertly handmade, the colors, paper, and pressing all come together to create a piece that has incredible texture and so much integrity in its creation.
5x7” size, two pack of prints (dill and coneflower) that come with envelopes to be notecards, but also fits a standard frame size. Frames pictured are Fineline Frames. Can work as a notecard or art print. Prints do NOT come framed.
-Designed in collaboration with Abbie Adams Studio. Visit abbieadamsstudio.com to see more of her amazing work.
-Printed by Meshwork Press. Based out of a tiny storefront in Wilkinsburg, PA, Meshwork Press is Haylee Ebersole + Kyrie Bushaw, together making up the heart and head, brains and brawn of a very special small business. Meshwork Press is an artist-run print shop that uses letterpress and screen printing expertise to empower youth, connect with community, and create beautiful objects. Visit https://meshworkpress.com/ to support their work!
-Letterpress printed with polymer plates made by a family-run business in New Hampshire. They last for a few years and then are sent back to the manufacturer to be recycled.
-Created with soft, double thick cotton paper that can be written on without the ink bleeding through. The luxurious, fluffy feeling material is called Lettra, a 100% cotton paper created for the letterpress industry. This paper is made with tree-free cotton paper and created from the byproduct of the textile industry that may otherwise be discarded and end up in a landfill.
-Individually hand fed through a Chandler & Price platen press that is over 100 years old. In the letterpress process, each color is mixed by hand. The inked plate is then pressed into the paper leaving a textural impression that pops off (or rather, into) the page. Each color is a separate plate, set up and press run, so each print was carefully fed through the press 2-3 times (depending on how many colors you see) with spot on registration each time. Letterpress printing is incredibly time consuming but the result is a printed piece that is equal parts artful, personal & soulful.