Steamroller printing at Roadworks
Announcements Events Fall printing

Roadworks 2019

Painted Tongue Press will be exhibiting at Roadworks, a yearly printing festival held at the Center for the Book in San Francisco! Join us on September 22nd for an array of vendors, printing and bookbinding demos, and of course, the main event, huge linocuts made by local artists printed on the ground by a 7-ton …

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Zine made at Show Me Zines workshop
Events printing workshops

Show Me Zines

This past Sunday, The Contemporary Jewish Museum hosted a Zine Fest to compliment their current exhibition, Show Me as I Want to Be Seen, a show which examines the empowered representation of fluid and complex identity. Beginning with the work of French Jewish artist Claude Cahun and her lover and collaborator Marcel Moore, the exhibition …

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In-progress new release cards, with pineapple plate

Painted Tongue Process

We are incredibly busy at the studio! In addition to printing our upcoming Summer card releases, we are always reprinting designs that have low stock. This process of adding new cards to the line and maintaining the rest means we have to print cards based on the similarity of their colors. Cleaning our Heidelberg windmill …

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Announcements printing

Make Way for Makeready

We are currently working on an exciting new project proposal to create public art using the makeready printed at our studio!   The makeready is a byproduct of the letterpress printing process. When we print our greeting cards, there is an involved press set-up process that requires printing on a piece of paper, making adjustments, …

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