Category: Things we do

Flying Back to Toronto

On my return flight from the ATF conference in San Francisco I spotted two interesting views out of my airplane window (facing South). The first was an interesting landform in Wyoming: The Killpecker Sand Dunes are formed from an old

Posted in American Typecasting Fellowship, Conferences and Meet-ups, Geography, Past Events, Weather

Off to Frisco!

Tomorrow I’ll be flying to San Francisco for the 2018 American Typecasting Fellowship (ATF) conference, hosted this year by M&H Type and the Arion Press. I expect most of the usual gang to be there, with presentations about old systems

Posted in American Typecasting Fellowship, Conferences and Meet-ups, Kevin, Past Events, Type Casting

the Papertrail on local TV (again!)

A month or two ago we were featured on the local CTV station’s Made Right Here segment. I guess they found us so photogenic they sent another crew (well, just two people, actually) over and this week we appeared on

Posted in Hand Papermaking, Papermaking, Us

A Chase for our Sigwalt Press

We received our Sigwalt Chicago No. 11 press with no chase so it has been sitting collecting dust for a while. I recently cobbled together a chase from a scrap of the ¾″-thick high-density polyethylene (HDPE) sheet we use to

Posted in Equipment Acquisition, Repair, and Maintenance, Letterpress, Sigwalt Chicago No 11, Us

(Yet another) Maker Expo Floor Plan Change…

It appears the the Kitchener Aud is hosting a lacrosse tournament just prior to the Maker Expo and won’t have time to take down the rink boards between the two events. As a result there will be less space available

Posted in K-W Maker Expo, Past Events, Sheet forming, Things we sell, Us

New booth location at Maker Expo

We’ve just been assigned a new booth location, so we’ve updated our original post to show the new spot.

Posted in K-W Maker Expo, Past Events, Sheet forming, Us

the Papertrail at Kitchener Maker Expo, June 2nd & 3rd

Kitchener’s Maker Expo, an interactive showcase of makers & DIY culture, is coming up Saturday and Sunday, June 2nd & 3rd, 2018, at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium—Kinsmen Arena. The show runs from 11am to 5pm both days and admission is

Posted in K-W Maker Expo, Past Events, Sheet forming, Us

Upcoming Papermaking Workshop, June 9th 2018

We will be holding our Introductory Hand Papermaking workshop on Saturday, June 9th, 2018. This course covers the basic materials, equipment, and processes used for making paper by hand. Techniques include basic sheetforming, couching, pressing, and drying, as well as

Posted in Hand Papermaking, Our own courses and workshops, Past Events, Us

the Papertrail on local TV

CKCO-TV (aka CTV Southwestern Ontario) recently did an item on the Papertrail for their Made Right Here series which features area businesses that have interesting products or services. The 3-minute item was broadcast April 28th 2018, but is also available

Posted in Challenge MA15 Proof Press, Marbling, Moulds and Deckles, Presses, Printing, Sheet forming, Sigwalt Chicago No 11, Things we do, Us, Vats

CBBAG Book Arts Fair on Ottawa, Saturday, May 12th

The Ottawa Valley chapter of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG) will be holding a Book Arts Fair on Saturday, May 12th, from 10am to 4pm. This will take place at the Glebe Community Centre, 175 Third Avenue

Posted in CBBAG Book Arts Fair, Past Events, Us

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