Friday, December 17, 2010

chloe, the third shift printress

annual holiday party

It has been insanely busy around here, but because we work hard, we play hard.

We had our annual holiday party last Friday at a gorgeous home owned by Cynthia of Soup's On in Hampden. Lots of delicious foods were consumed along with a variety of wine, champagne and beer. Everyone bonded around the roaring fire and, later, we were entertained by Cory, an aspiring card trick magician (who also happens to be Nathalie's husband)!

Kat invited everyone over to her place for the after-party where we tore up her kitchen with mad dance skills. We also made sure to engage in a team-building exercise: forming a pyramid.

From the top, going left to right:
Ahnhee, Cassidy, Nathalie, Whitney, Kat, Erin

Go team!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Drumroll, please...

Okay, so it took us a year, but it’s your fault. You’ve been keeping us busy! Thanks for that, by the way...

Without further adieu, here are our Ready, Set Fly! winners:

Kim Bentley
Danielle Davis
Nick Kalivas
Julia Kostreva
Andy Mangold
Kelly Miller
Jon Stapp

Congrats everyone, and thanks for all of the great submissions! We’ll be in touch with the artists shortly to discuss the details.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

AIGA Baltimore event: Letterpress Tour

from here:

Letterpress Tour at Gilah Press + Design

Wednesday, August 25, 2010
6:30 - 8:00 PM

Join AIGA Baltimore for our Letterpress Series. The first event is a tour at Gilah Press.

Started by MICA alum Kat Feuerstein, Gilah Press + Design uses letterpresses from the late 1800s and early 1900s to create all types of printed pieces ranging from greeting cards, invitations, business cards and stationery. Come smell the ink, take a tour of the shop and learn the workings of modern day letterpress printing.

Event is free! No registration necessary.


Monday, June 21, 2010

gilah press + design wants YOU!

We're hiring!
Full Time Letterpress Printer

Gilah Press + Design seeks a detail-oriented press operator to join our team.

We're looking for a friendly, quick learner with keen eyes. Experience with C&P jobbers, Windmills, polymer platemakers, guillotines and mixing ink a plus. Cartwheels, round-off back handsprings and a sense of humor a super-plus-plus.

Other than running the press, day-to-day responsibilities may include, packaging cards, shipping out orders and general studio organization.

If interested, please email your resume to No phone calls, please.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

BGL Invitation on Under Consideration's FPO website

An invitation designed and printed by Gilah Press + Design was posted on Under Consideration's well-known For Print Only website last Friday. The invitation was created for a local law firm's 25th anniversary party. Check out more details and photos here. Thanks for the coverage, guys!

photo from the FPO website

Monday, March 29, 2010

ready set fly: deadline extension

Procrastinators, rejoice! If you haven’t yet submitted your artwork to the Ready Set print contest, you’re in luck. We’ve extended the deadline to Tuesday, June 1, so make that great idea of yours a reality and send it on over! Refresh your memory and read over the guidelines to make sure everything checks out before submitting. Once you’re ready, go ahead and upload your file to us.

Good luck, and we’ll be looking forward to your work!

Monday, March 8, 2010 coverage

can't believe we never posted about this! did an amazing write up about gilah press + design right before the new year rolled around. yeah, we're that late with this. thank you so much, elizabeth. read it here!

photo taken by elizabeth dickinson

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Reay Set Fly deadline extended

It’s not quite over yet! Keep working hard on your Ready Set Fly designs, because we’ve extended the deadline.

After you’ve read the guidelines, upload your file here or email Hope to see your finished file in our inbox soon!

Monday, February 1, 2010

felt and wire shop grand opening

ladies and gentlemen,

we are proud to announce the grand opening of our shop on! now you can purchase as many (or as few!) cards as you'd like, whether you need that one special card for your significant other, or you're stocking up on paper goods for the whole year. be sure to check the shop regularly as we'll be adding new cards and updating our current collections as often as possible.

visit us at and shop away!

Monday, January 18, 2010

ready, set, fly has launched!

READY SET is a limited edition collection of prints that will be designed by you and letterpress printed by us! Of all submissions received, only ten artworks will be selected for inclusion in the finished limited edition boxed set. Entries will be judged for concept, design, illustration and typography.

1. Send us a digital file of your submission (low-res, under 1 MB, JPG/GIF). You can either email it to or use the upload form at Please be sure to include your name, email address, phone number, the title of your piece, a short artist’s statement (100 words max) and the Pantone color codes of your selected spot colors.

2. Once the jury has sorted through the submissions, each of the chosen artists will be contacted for a final AI/EPS file of their artwork. We will letterpress the artwork, produce an edition of 110 and each of the winning artists will receive their own boxed set of prints.

fly (open to your interpretation)

• Artwork cannot exceed 9” x 7” (paper size will be 10” x 8”)
• Must be horizontal in orientation
• Only two spot colors may be used

February 12, 2010