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CA$ 519
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, October 18 2019 8:00 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated October 18, 2019

Plant. A Letterpress Calendar.

A quarterly calendar featuring hand carved linoleum illustrations.

Plant. A Letterpress Calendar.

A quarterly calendar featuring hand carved linoleum illustrations.

CA$ 519
pledged of CA$ 8,000pledged of CA$ 8,000 goal
11
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, October 18 2019 8:00 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated October 18, 2019

About


 Hello! My name is Cate and I am the creative gal behind  @ochrelea on Instagram and ochrelea.com,  my one women company in which I do everything from designing to carving, printing and assembling all of my letterpress and leather goods. I am an artist with a passionate connection to traditional handmade printmaking techniques during this increasingly digital age – and now I bring to you my latest project - Plant; A Letterpress Calendar.

Plant is a quarterly calendar for 2020 featuring four letterpress prints on 12 by 18" cotton paper

  • all images are created from hand carved linoleum
  • each fed by hand through an antique printing press
  • over all size 12 by 18" with a print size of 9 by 12" designed to be 11 by 14" prints once the year is done 
  • packaged in an oversized kraft paper envelope
  • metal bulldog clip included for hanging
  • printed in Canada on 100% cotton paper

About Ochre Lea

A few years ago I decided to turn my passion for letterpress into a business, which is when Ochre Lea was born. I have been working out of my local community not-for-profit print shop for years now and as rewarding as it is, it is limiting my production as it is a shared space where many artists work. 

This Kickstarter campaign is to help fund converting my garage into a letterpress studio.  I have acquired some presses and other equipment these funds would be used to help upgrade the electrical and gas to run the presses and heat the garage in the cold winter months. Any extra funds will go towards furthering the success of Ochre Lea!!!!

Production + Timeline

I am pretty much ready for production, I have all but one of the lino plates carved and ready to be printed. Plus all the images for the cards and notebooks are complete and ready as well. 

In regards to production timeline, all of the rewards that are for multiple calendars and international will be completed and sent first, I am aiming for the last week of October for mailing out to ensure retail locations get theirs as soon as possible. Then the rest of the rewards would be sent mid-November as to get to everyone before Christmas. 

Local Pick Up

Those of you living in Edmonton and Calgary might be interested in local area pick up instead of paying for shipping.  Logistically, this option is very difficult to manage without cluttering up the rewards page and causing confusion.  However, we would be happy to offer local area pick up after the campaign has successfully concluded.  There will be an option in the final survey to select local pick up and have the shipping costs refunded.  Details on locations and dates for pickup will be arranged for those customers at a later date.

Risks and challenges

I have been printing letterpress for nearly 10 years, and last year I did create a small run of calendars so I do not foresee any hurdles in fulfilling this kickstarter. I am also lucky enough to have a few printer assistants when needed if this campaign goes better than anticipated.

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    Pledge CA$ 20 or more About $16

    Plant Greeting Cards

    Back this reward and you’ll receive 4 Letterpress Greeting Cards created from plates based on the original linoleum carvings.

    Retail Value: $24

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    • 4 letterpress greeting cards
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    Pledge CA$ 32 or more About $25

    Plant Greeting Cards + Notebook

    Back this reward and you’ll receive 4 letterpress Greeting Cards created from plates based on the original linoleum carvings and 1 Notebook. Select the colours of your choice via survey after the campaign ends.

    Retail Value: $40

    Includes:
    • 4 letterpress greeting cards
    • 1 coil notebook
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    Pledge CA$ 60 or more About $46

    The Calendar

    Back this reward and you’ll receive 1 Plant Calendar with a 9 by 12” image on 12 by 18” cotton rag paper. All images are hand carved linoleum, letterpress printed & designed to be 11 by 14" prints once the year is done. Includes a 2” bulldog clip for hanging.

    Retail Value: $60

    Includes:
    • 1 quarterly letterpressed plant calendar for 2020
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    Pledge CA$ 85 or more About $65

    The Calendar + Cards + Notebook

    Back this reward and you’ll receive 1 Plant Calendar, 4 Greeting Cards and 1 Coil Notebook for 15% off the retail price. Select the colours and designs of your choice via survey after the campaign ends.

    Retail Value: $100

    Includes:
    • 1 quarterly letterpressed plant calendar for 2020
    • 4 letterpress greeting cards
    • 1 coil notebook
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    Pledge CA$ 100 or more About $77

    2 x The Calendar

    Back this reward and you’ll receive 2 Plant Calendars for 15% off the retail price.

    Retail Value: $120

    Includes:
    • 2 quarterly letterpressed plant calendars for 2020
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    Pledge CA$ 216 or more About $165

    6 x The Calendar

    Back this reward and you’ll receive 6 Plant Calendars for 40% off the retail price.
    Retail Value: $360

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    • 6 quarterly letterpressed plant calendars for 2020
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    Pledge CA$ 330 or more About $252

    10 x The Calendars

    Back this reward and you’ll receive 10 Plant Calendars for 45% off the retail price.

    Retail Value: $600

    Includes:
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