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We've bought a press and already found a studio space, but both need some real down home elbow grease before we can open our doors!
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Our plan is simple: we need to get our press out of storage and fixed up real nice so she can get to printing. More than that she needs a home! Did you see what the space we found looks like? Daaaaang, I bet it hasn't be updated since the 80s and what's with all that junk? I thought I saw a couple of dusty bootleg VHS next to the motorcycle...secret donor prize perhaps? Before we can move the press up to Portland, our studio space needs to be cleaned out and updated. The front door and heat pump need to be replaced, and the electrical isn't up to snuff, and of course we'll need paint, lots & lots of paint! After that, we'll pool all the equipment we have between the two of us, but we'll still need to outfit our shop right with all kinds of startup equipment including: knives, spirits, a board shear, an exposure unit, imposing stone, and galley trays.

We are fully committed to opening our shop doors as soon as possible and will do whatever it takes to get'er going. We've already put down plenty out of our own pockets to get the, err, rollers rolling and the money we raise through Kickstarter will go directly to outfitting the rest of our humble shop.

Keep in touch with our progress~ Like us on Facebook or join our mailing list at http://eepurl.com/0QjjD. We'll be posting lots of pictures, many thanks, and maybe more goodies to come! 

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Nuestro plan es simple: necesitamos sacar la prensa de la bodega y arreglarla para que este lista para imprimir. Y tambien ella necesita una casa! Viste el estado de nuestro estudio? Ayyy, parece que no sea actualizado desde los años 80 y qué pasa con todos esos cachureos? Creo que vimos algunos VHS al lado de la motocicleta...quizás serán un premio secreto para los que nos donen?? :) Antes que podemos mudar la prensa a Portland, el espacio de estudio necesita ser limpiado y actualizado. Tenemos que reemplazar la puerta y la bomba de calor y por supuesto, necesitamos pintura, mucha mucha pintura! Después, vamos a juntar todo nuestro equipamiento pero todavía nos falta muchas otras herramientas de trabajo incluyendo: espátulas, rodillo, disolventes, paños para limpiar, un cortador de cartón, una maquina de exposición, piedra para imponer, y bandejas para las composiciones tipográficas. 

Nos comprometemos totalmente a abrir las puertas de nuestro estudio lo antes posible y vamos a hacer todo lo necesarios para lograr este sueño Ya hemos invertido mucho dinero para empezar el trabajo y el dinero que reunamos de el Kickstarter ira directamente para poder hacer el resto!

Manténgase en contacto~ Gustanos por Face o unete a la lista de envío aquí http://eepurl.com/0QjjD. Vamos a postear muchas fotos, muchas gracias, y quizás se vendrán mas premios!

Risks and challenges

If funding is successful, the biggest challenge for us will be to work with all of our supporters on their rewards because there is a lot of custom design involved, while also renovating the space. Also during the month of January Camila will be heading back to Chile for the first time in several years leaving Daniela to run the show solo. Sticking to our timeline might be tricky, but we've got ourselves a plan -- it'll take a lot of elbow grease, but we are up to the task.

The other big risk we face is restoring our press to make all of this possible. The generation of master printers is slowly fading and the folks who know how to fix and maintain these presses are taking their knowledge with them. Luckily we have a pretty strong network of folks who've shared their knowledge and resources with us, so she'll get ready to print your products one way or another.

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Si la financiación logra su meta, el mayor reto para nosotras será el de trabajar con todos nuestros apoyadores en sus recompensas porque hay una gran cantidad de diseños particulares involucrados, y a la vez estaremos renovando el estudio. También durante el mes de enero Camila va por un mes a Chile por primera vez en varios años dejando a Daniela manejando sola el estudio. Cumplir con nuestra línea de tiempo puede ser complicado, pero nosotros tenemos un organizado plan - que va a tomar sudor y sangre, pero estamos a la altura!

El otro gran riesgo que enfrentamos es la restauración de nuestra imprenta para hacer todo esto posible. La generación de maestros impresores se está desvaneciendo poco a poco y la gente que sabe cómo arreglar y mantener estas imprentas se están llevando su conocimiento con ellos. Por suerte tenemos una muy fuerte red de personas que han compartido sus conocimientos y recursos con nosotros, así que vamos a prepararnos para imprimir sus productos de una manera u otra.

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    Thank you!! High five!! Besos!! Millones de gracias!!

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    Letterpress greeting card: blank inside awesome on the out. All designs will be limited edition and stock varies // Tarjeta de felicitaciónes: en blanco adentro y bacán afuera. Todos los diseños serán ediciones limitadas y una variedad de papel

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    Handbound notebook with letterpress cover: It'll be a beautiful colorful print! // Libro encuadernado a mano con cubierta impresa: Sería un diseño con colores hermosos!

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    Hanging pennant flag decorations: We will include the whole alphabet, and throw in some extras - think in Scrabble multiples :) //
    Banderines para decorar y colgar: Vamos a incluir el alfabeto español entero, más las letras más comunes :)

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    Limited Edition Kickstarter Art Print 11 x 17" We'll do an English version and one in Spanish! Design to come soon <3 // Impresión fina de edición limitada. Hacemos una versión en inglés y otra en español. Espera el diseño que viene pronto <3

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    ALL OF THE ABOVE! // TODO LO DE ARRIBA!!

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    100 Letterpress coasters: We can typeset with our typefaces/cuts available OR you can use your own design. 1 color only // 100 Posavasos de imprenta: Podemos componer el diseño con lo que tenemos O podemos utilizar tu propio diseño. De sólo 1 color.

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    We have gotten a lot of requests about other types of jobs not listed in our prizes SO! we are offering a small custom run at this pledge amount. Choices / the complexity of what we can do will be limited, but send us your questions and we will work with you to put your ideas to the paper! Max size is 5.5 x 8", quantity will depend on design. Contact us directly for more information. ////////////////////
    Hemos recibido muchas peticiones de otros tipos de impresiones que no figuran en nuestros premios. Así que estamos ofreciendo una pequeña corrida personalizada para este premio. Elecciones / la complejidad de lo que podamos hacer será limitada, pero envía tus preguntas y así podemos poner tus ideas sobre papel! Tamaño máximo es de 14cm x 20.32cm", la cantidad dependerá de tu diseño. Ponte en contacto con nosotros directamente para obtener más información.

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    200 Business cards: We can typeset with what we have OR you can use your own design (1 color only) PLUS you can choose from one of the printed prizes : greeting card, handbound notebook, pennant flags, or the fine print // 100 Tarjetas de negocio de imprenta: Podemos componer el diseño con lo que tenemos O podemos utilizar su propio diseño. (sólo 1 color) Tambien podrias elegir un premio mas de lo siguientes: la tarjeta de felicitaciones, el cuadernito, la decoración banderín, y la impresión fina.

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    At this level we are offering a personalized workshop: Come to our finished studio and we can demonstrate your choice of printing on a platen press, bookbinding 101, boxmaking, or a creative combination! You will leave with a finished product and probably some ink on your heart (that's how we got here!) <3 If you cannot arrange to come to Portland, we are offering a live Skype version. It'll take some creative planning, but we will work with you to arrange for appropriate content (teleporting 2000 lbs. of equipment is still in its experimental stages) and for the materials you'll need PLUS you'll have the choice of the greeting card, handbound notebook, pennant alphabet, or ltd. ed. fine print. // En este nivel te ofrecemos un taller personalizado: Ven a nuestro estudio terminado y te enseñaremos a imprimir lo que quieras en la imprenta platina, encuadernación básica, diseño de contenedores o tal vez una combinación creativa entre ellos! Te vas con un producto hecho por ti y con un poco de tinta en tu corazón (de esa forma lleguemos acá!) <3 Si no puedes venir a Portland, te ofrecemos una versión del taller en vivo por Skype. Tenemos que ser ingeniosas, por trabajarémos contigo para arreglar el contenido apropiado (todavía no se puede teleportar 900 kilos de equipamiento) y para los materiales que vas a necesitar MÁS puedes elegir entre la tarjeta de felicitaciones, el cuadernito, la decoración banderín, o la impresión fina.

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    ALRIGHTY Y'ALL~ It's that time again! Daniela's undershave is too long and needs a trim! So here is an extra EXCLUSIVE special Kickstarter prize: Daniela will shave the initials of one lucky son of a gun into her undershave and wear it with love & pride for AN ENTIRE MONTH to show you how precious you are! *Bonus* On the night we reach our goal, I will do this immediately and post a video for the world to watch in wonder. I might even sing you a lil' song while I'm at it. Sorry folks! limit to one person only.

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    Whatever printed prizes from above PLUS your choice of either the business cards or the personalized workshop // Cualquiera elección de los premios imprimidos de arriba y a demas puedes elegir entre las tarjetas de negocio o el taller personalizado.

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    Letterpress Event Suite: We will work with you to create an elegant custom design for your wedding, your shower, your announcement -- whatever you're celebrating! Package includes 150 2-color invitations/save the dates, RSVPs, and envelopes PLUS your choice of the notebook, the pennant flags, and the fine print // Invitaciones de Eventos: Trabajamos contigo para crear un diseño elegante y propio anuncio, matrimonio, agradecimiento, nacimiento -- cualquier momento que quieras celebrar! El paquete incluye 150 de 2 colores tarjetas de reservar la fecha, SRCs, y sobres MÁS puedes elegir entre el cuadernito, la decoración banderín, y la impresión fina.

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