The .918 Club

The .918 Club Preserving letterpress printing history at the Heritage Press Museum Printing Office in Lancaster City. http://www.918club.org
The .918 Club exists to provide a gathering place for people with an interest in letterpress printing. We are based in Building Character in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, providing volunteer opportunities and an open forum to learn and share.
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11/13/2019

Richard G Rutledge will be demonstrating letterpress printing in the Heritage Press Museum at Building Character from noon until 4pm on Sunday, November 17th
BUiLDiNG CHARACTER, 346 North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA

11/13/2019

Mike Donnelly will be demonstrating letterpress printing in the Heritage Press Museum at Building Character from noon until 4pm on Saturday, November 16th
BUiLDiNG CHARACTER, 346 North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA

11/13/2019

Kenneth Kulakowsky will be demonstrating letterpress printing in the Heritage Press Museum at Building Character from noon until 4pm on Thursday, November 14th
BUiLDiNG CHARACTER, 346 North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA

300 Block of North Queen Street in Downtown Lancaster
11/13/2019

300 Block of North Queen Street in Downtown Lancaster

Very grateful to the Lancaster County Commissioners' support of Small Business Saturday in today's proclamation presented to members of #the300block: Andrea, owner of j. a. sharp Custom Jeweler; Marty, owner of BUiLDiNG CHARACTER and Madcap & Co.; Tyler, owner of Sweetish Candy; and Joel, general manager of BUiLDiNG CHARACTER/Madcap & Co., pictured with County Commissioner Craig Lehman (left) and Commissioner Dennis Stuckey.

The .918 Club's cover photo
11/12/2019

The .918 Club's cover photo

The .918 Club
11/12/2019

The .918 Club

Photos from the 2019 Printers Fair weekend. Friday evening films at The Candy Factory, Saturday Fair on The 300 Block of...
11/12/2019

Photos from the 2019 Printers Fair weekend. Friday evening films at The Candy Factory, Saturday Fair on The 300 Block of North Queen Street and our new Education Center dedication on Sunday.

Photos from the 2019 Printers Fair weekend. Friday evening films at The Candy Factory, Saturday Fair on The 300 Block of North Queen Street and our new Education Center dedication on Sunday.

11/07/2019

Kenneth Kulakowsky will be demonstrating letterpress printing in the Heritage Press Museum at Building Character from noon until 4pm on Sunday, November 10th
BUiLDiNG CHARACTER, 346 North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA

11/07/2019

Richard G Rutledge will be demonstrating letterpress printing in the Heritage Press Museum at Building Character from noon until 4pm on Saturday, November 9th
BUiLDiNG CHARACTER, 346 North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA

11/07/2019

Frank Croce will be demonstrating letterpress printing in the Heritage Press Museum at Building Character from noon until 4pm on Friday, November 8th
BUiLDiNG CHARACTER, 346 North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA

11/07/2019

Kenneth Kulakowsky will be demonstrating letterpress printing in the Heritage Press Museum at Building Character from noon until 4pm on Thursday, November 7th
BUiLDiNG CHARACTER, 346 North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA

10/15/2019

Mike Donnelly will be demonstrating letterpress printing in the Heritage Press Museum at Building Character from noon until 4pm on Sunday, October 20th
BUiLDiNG CHARACTER, 346 North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA

10/15/2019

Richard G Rutledge will be demonstrating letterpress printing in the Heritage Press Museum at Building Character from noon until 4pm on Saturday, October 19th
BUiLDiNG CHARACTER, 346 North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA

10/15/2019

Kenneth Kulakowsky will be demonstrating letterpress printing in the Heritage Press Museum at Building Character from noon until 4pm on Thursday, October 17th
BUiLDiNG CHARACTER, 346 North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA

10/03/2019

Mike Donnelly will be demonstrating letterpress printing in the Heritage Press Museum at Building Character from noon until 4pm on Sunday, October 6th.
BUiLDiNG CHARACTER, 346 North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA

10/03/2019

Richard G Rutledge will be demonstrating letterpress printing in the Heritage Press Museum at Building Character from noon until 4pm on Saturday, October 5th.
BUiLDiNG CHARACTER, 346 North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA

10/03/2019

Kenneth Kulakowsky and Frank Croce will be demonstrating letterpress printing in the Heritage Press Museum at Building Character from noon until 4pm on Thursday, October 3rd.
BUiLDiNG CHARACTER, 346 North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA

The Itinerant Printer
09/26/2019

The Itinerant Printer

It was a huge honor to speak at the dedication of the Ken Kulakowsky Center for Letterpress and Book Arts in Lancaster, PA, this weekend. Tireless efforts from everyone who's a part of The .918 Club and Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology have made this space possible, and I'm certain it will become an engine for creativity in the city as well as a fitting legacy for its proponents. More pics to come in the future as the space takes shape, but in the meantime, hear hear to all those keeping the craft alive!

300 Block of North Queen Street in Downtown Lancaster
09/26/2019

300 Block of North Queen Street in Downtown Lancaster

Thanks to everyone who came out for the Printer’s Fair yesterday! Your support is much appreciated! #printersfair #the300block #northqueenstreet #streetfair #lovelancaster #lancastercity

09/26/2019
The Printing Museum

Can’t wait to get our Linotype up and running.

WATCH: The Marvelous Wonder of the Linotype Machine in Action---it produced lines of type for assembly and print before the advent of off-set technologies.

Stop in if you're in the neighborhood, lots of good eats plus
09/22/2019

Stop in if you're in the neighborhood, lots of good eats plus

Stunning day for the Lancaster Printers Fair!#letterpress #printing #free #streetfair #918club #lancasterpa #the300block...
09/21/2019

Stunning day for the Lancaster Printers Fair!
#letterpress #printing #free #streetfair #918club #lancasterpa #the300block #717

09/19/2019
Crow Designs Studio/The Workshop

Crow Designs Studio/The Workshop returns to Saturday's Lancaster Printers Fair 2019 with some creative swag!

Hope to see you Saturday!

Summer intern Sultan printing a proof of some freebie posters for the Lancaster Printers Fair this Saturday 11-4 on Queen St. hope to see you there! @the.918club #letterpress #lancasterprintersfair2019

We welcome Typothecary Letterpress for the seventh time at the Lancaster Printers Fair 2019 this Saturday (9/20)!
09/19/2019

We welcome Typothecary Letterpress for the seventh time at the Lancaster Printers Fair 2019 this Saturday (9/20)!

Who doesn't love beer? Now you can have a letterpress poster for your wall that is all about beer!

Find them at the Printer's Fair this Saturday, September 21st
300 block of N Queen Street, 11-4pm.

We'll have our letterpress goods available including a variety of new posters.

https://zcu.io/JCV0 Click here for more information about events on Friday and Saturday.

#lancasterpa #printing #printersfair #letterpress #thingstodoinlancasterpa #free #history #centralpennsylvania #printmaking #papergoods #918club #heritagepress #beer #beerposter #brewery #brewedinpa #pabeer

Join the .918 Club's Lancaster Printers Fair 2019 on the 300 Block of North Queen Street in Downtown LancasterSATURDAY, ...
09/17/2019

Join the .918 Club's Lancaster Printers Fair 2019 on the 300 Block of North Queen Street in Downtown Lancaster

SATURDAY, SEPT. 21 from 11-4pm

DETAILS: www.printersfair.com

This weekend!#letterpress #lancasterpa #lancasterprintersfair #918club #printing #celebrate #weekend #history #free #fun...
09/17/2019

This weekend!
#letterpress #lancasterpa #lancasterprintersfair #918club #printing #celebrate #weekend #history #free #fun #printisnotdead

09/14/2019

Mike Donnelly will be demonstrating letterpress printing in the Heritage Press Museum at Building Character from noon until 4pm on Sunday, September 14th.
BUiLDiNG CHARACTER, 346 North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA

09/14/2019

Richard G Rutledge will be demonstrating letterpress printing in the Heritage Press Museum at Building Character from noon until 4pm on Saturday, September 13th.
BUiLDiNG CHARACTER, 346 North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA

We're very pleased to present the 2019 Lancaster Printers Fair Vendor Roster: ● AIGA Central PA | www.centralpa.aiga.org...
09/12/2019

We're very pleased to present the 2019 Lancaster Printers Fair Vendor Roster:

● AIGA Central PA | www.centralpa.aiga.org
AIGA advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force. As the largest community of design advocates, we bring together practitioners, enthusiasts, and patrons to amplify the voice of design and create the vision for a collective future. We define global standards and ethical practices, guide design education, enhance professional development, and make powerful tools and resources accessible to all.
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● American Printing History Association Chesapeake Chapter | www.printinghistory.org/chapters/chesapeake/
APHA is a membership organization that encourages the study of the history of printing and related arts and crafts.
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● Base Press | www.basepress.co
Base Press is the letterpress studio of Frank Baseman and Baseman Design Associates. The work of Base Press has received recognition from national and international communication organizations, design exhibitions and publications. The work of Base Press has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions and is in the permanent collections of the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum, Two Rivers, Wisconsin; the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography at the Cooper Union, New York; the Print and Picture Collection of the Free Library of Philadelphia; and Tipoteca Italiana Fondazione, Cornuda, Italy.
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● Blue Canary Letterpress | www.bluecanarypress.com
Blue Canary Letterpress is owned and operated by Jodi Bortz in the beautiful town of Chestertown on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Her parents met through the printing business so she is a second-generation printer and loves it. She still uses her dad’s ink knife for mixing all of her colors.
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● Boss Dog Press | www.donrashfinebookbinder.com
Don will be selling books, posters, marbleized papers and printed cards.
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● Bowerbox Press | www.bowerbox.com
The barn/studio houses 7 restored letterpresses plus metal and wood type; the rural surroundings inspire landscape prints and intricate wood engravings.
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● Boxcar Press | www.boxcarpress.com
Their mission is to print beautifully; use the best materials; and support and inspire the letterpress community. Starting in 2001 making plates for 5 printers, they now supply plates to over 10,000 printers around the world.
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● Lucky Manufacturing Co. / BUiLDiNG CHARACTER | www.luckymfg.co
Screenprint your own poster at the Saturday street fair. Lucky Mfg. Co. goods are made inside a workshop at BuiLDiNG CHARACTER in downtown Lancaster. Madcap & Co., also located on the 300 Block of North Queen Street in Lancaster, is the exclusive retailer of Lucky pencils, stickers, posters, prints, cards, pennants, T-shirts and more.
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● Cannonball Press | www.cannonballpress.com
Since 1999, Cannonball Press has been publishing woodcuts, relief prints, screenprints, & letterpress prints, and selling them for $20 a pop.
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● Conestoga Press | www.conestogapress.org
The Conestoga Press is part of the Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley and housed in the Carriage House of the Theodore Sprecher Museum.
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● Crow Designs Studio/The Workshop | www.crowdesigns.com
Christine Medley is a graphic designer, printmaker, educator and letterpress shop owner. As the creative force behind Crow Designs Studio/The Workshop in Scranton, Pa., Christine also finds time to lead workshops and sell her handmade goods in store, at arts events and online.
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● Flexo-Craft Prints | www.flexocraft.com
Makers of high-quality packaging products, FlexoCraft is focused on raising design and quality standards, while lowering or maintaining cost.
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● Frederick Book Arts Center | www.frederickbookarts.org
The center provides members with the space and equipment necessary to create artwork in the book arts and printing traditions.
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● Fresh Prints of Lancaster | www.etsy.com/shop/FreshPrintsLancaster
Fresh Prints is a one-woman print shop creating unique original and hand-pressed linocut and stamped prints with love and care.
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● Frontline Arts/PCNJ | www.frontlinearts.org
Letterpress demo with wood type on a Vandercook O proof press. Limited-edition prints, posters and artist books. Swag (T-shirts, stickers, totes, aprons, etc.). Handmade paper from military uniforms.
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● Gingerly Press | www.gingerlypress.com
Gingerly Press will be displaying paper goods ranging from cards, notebooks, gift tags, recipe cards and small &large prints
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● Go Welsh | www.gowelsh.com
Go Welsh produces advertising, branding, corporate identity, graphic design, and web site projects and campaigns for clients such as Armstrong, Auntie Anne's Soft Pretzels, Bruce Hardwood, Knock Knock, Men's Health Magazine, Mohawk Flooring, Music For Everyone, Neenah Paper, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA), Pfaltzgraff, Royer's Flowers & Gifts, Society of Design, and the Stuckeman School. Their work has been recognized by The One Show, D&AD, Cannes Lions, Communication Arts, Print, Rebrand 100, and has been exhibited in seventeen countries.
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● The GramLee Collection at West Virginia U. | www.artanddesign.wvu.edu
The School of Art & Design is recognized as a leader in the education, creative development and growth of artists, designers, scholars, and teachers in the visual arts.
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● JetUSA | www.jetusa.com
Jet USA Corporation has been the North American Master Distributor of Jet Brand sheet photopolymers for the last 30 years. The Jet Brand represents a comprehensive portfolio of private labeled Relief Printing Plates and Processing Equipment.
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● Madcap & Co. | www.madcapandco.com
Exclusive retailer of Lucky Mfg Co., our own print and production workshop just steps away at sister store Building Character.
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● Model Citizen Press | www.modcitpress.com
Letterpress printed greeting cards, coasters and small prints. Assorted small letterpress equipment and cuts.
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● P22 Type Foundry | www.p22.com
P22 type foundry is a digital type foundry from Buffalo, N.Y., that develops and markets typefaces for the Macintosh and Windows platforms.
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● Pressing Needs | www.pressingneeds.etsy.com
Hand-cut and hand-pulled block prints of original art at an affordable price.
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● Rexmake | www.rexmake.com
Kristen Fava, the graphic artist and printer behind REXMAKE in Harrisburg, Pa., expresses herself through her craft. And she has a pretty good sense of humor.
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● Sea Heart City Press | www.seaheartcitypress.etsy.com
Meredith Akery is the creator, designer, and printer of Sea Heart City Press (est. 2013). "I make letterpress cards that make you want to send real mail," she says. "My concise, heartfelt, sharp witted, hand-lettered and illustrated designs are inspired by a childhood at the beach and growing wiser in Madrid, NYC, London, DC and now Philadelphia."
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● Sincell Publishing Company | Bejamin Hinkle Sincell bought The Republican newspaper in Oakland, MD in 1890 at the age of 21. He founded the Sincell Publishing Company and operated the newspaper as well as a print shop for the next 50 years. His son, Donald Sincell, worked there as did Donald’s son Robert Sincell. Two of Robert’s children, Don and Mary Ruth, then carried on the business until 2017, when they sold the newspaper and ceased operations of the print shop. Mary Sincell McEwen and Don Sincell will be at the fair with a large collection of type fonts, lockup furniture, furniture racks, type cabinets, Lino-O-Type manuals and accessories, border fonts and cuts, some antique printed materials and more.
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● The Itinerant Printer | www.itinerantprinter.com
The Itinerant Printer visits letterpress print shops across America producing unique prints at each venue culled from their idiosyncratic collections of wood type, metal type, cuts, ornaments, and polymer plates.
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● Typothecary Letterpress | www.typothecaryletterpress.com
A graphic design and letterpress printing studio that combines modern and century old technology to create high quality, tactile products that make a lasting impression.

Mark your calendars! Next Friday evening and Saturday all day: Lancaster Printers Fair 2019
09/12/2019

Mark your calendars! Next Friday evening and Saturday all day: Lancaster Printers Fair 2019

The .918 Club
09/11/2019

The .918 Club

The Museum of Printing
09/09/2019

The Museum of Printing

The Printer: Without him, tyrants and humbugs in all countries would have their own way. He is a friend of intelligence and thought, a friend of liberty, of freedom, of law, indeed the friend of every man who is a friend of order. Of all inventions, of all discoveries in science and art, of all the great results in the wonderful progress of mechanical energy and skill, the printer is the only product of civilization necessary to the existence of free men.
– Charles Dickens (from his address to the Printers' Pension Society in April of 1864)

09/02/2019
08/22/2019

Kenneth Kulakowsky, Frank Croce & Ron Detterline will be demonstrating letterpress printing in the Heritage Press Museum at Building Character from noon until 4pm on Thursday, August 22nd.
BUiLDiNG CHARACTER, 346 North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA

Typothecary Letterpress
08/17/2019

Typothecary Letterpress

LANCASTER PA 3rd ANNUAL PRINT CRAWL
Friday, September 6, 5-9 PM
FREE | FAMILY FRIENDLY | FUNDRAISER

I give full credit/blame to the wonderful guys at Heritage Press Museum at Building Character for getting me into this business. I would not be where I am without their guidance and continual support! Even when I come up with crazy ideas like a #LancasterPrintCrawl they are on board!

Don't miss this beautiful little piece of #lancasterpa history during #lancasterprintcrawl2019

Let us know you're coming on Facebook (https://zcu.io/nh0B ) so we can be sure to have enough posters for everyone!

#lancasterprints #printmuseum #bitofhistory #printinghistory #lancasterprintcrawl

Address

346 N Queen St
Lancaster, PA
17603

Opening Hours

Thursday 12:00 - 16:00
Friday 12:00 - 16:00
Saturday 12:00 - 16:00
Sunday 12:00 - 15:00

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(717) 464-3044

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