Wednesday, April 08, 2009

big BIG news!

So the big mama printer hanging on a country road in Indiana is Shimmer Studio's new big mama printer! Yo! Ed Regan of Regan Printing Machinery Movers took the above photo outside of his warehouse in Indiana (And yes the press is being stored inside—it only had a short stay outdoors on a nice sunny spring day—we did have one of those. So nobody panic). The press technically only had to be moved about 15 miles but because of conflicting schedules it needed to be removed from it's original print shop in Cicero and stored in Indiana until it can be delivered to my new studio on Ravenswood in Chicago. See—big news! The press is a 10x15 Heidelberg Windmill and it is in need of some TLC.

This month Shimmer Studio will be moving into a new studio space we are sharing with Paper Parasol Press. Yay! So here's to letterpress and paper goodness all around. Cheers!

What comes first? The studio space or the letterpress? These were the questions I have been pondering for well over a year. The answer? I don't think it matters. Paper Parasol Press had their press before the space and as soon as we joined forces to find space I got mine. Although there were set-backs on space and press, in the end I think it will all work out super duper coolio! Needless to say I am very excited as you can tell by the unnecessary abundance of exclamation points and extra special descriptors.

Shimmer Studio will be starting a great new chapter this summer. While it will take us some time to get up to speed on our new press and to get our studio set-up again we look forward to taking your orders! Wholesale and custom orders will continue to be printed at the time of order so please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery. All Etsy and online sales will continue to be shipped out within 2 business days of order. If you have any questions please email me: sales{at}

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