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The third Type on the Cob (and fifth Ladies of Letterpress conference!) will take place September 14-17th, in Mt Pleasant, Iowa. This year, we’re happy to present TOTC in conjunction with the Midwest Great Northern Printers’ Fair on September 17th.

This three-day event will include demonstrations, discussions, panels, presentations, and workshops taught by a range of experts in letterpress printing and printing-related fields, as well as collaborations with fellow attendees. From Windmills to Linotypes to Vandys and more, this will be a fun-filled, hands-on weekend for beginners and experienced printers alike. One registration fee entitles you to as many workshops as your schedule will allow! Events will take place at the Printers Hall at Midwest Old Threshers in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, where we’ll have access to their impressive collection of printing as well as typecasting equipment. You are guaranteed to get your hands dirty and your aprons inky!

Ladies of Letterpress is an international trade organization for letterpress printers and print enthusiasts. Our mission is to promote the art and craft of letterpress printing and to encourage the voice and vision of women printers. We strive to maintain the cultural legacy of fine press printing while advancing it as a living, contemporary art form as well as a viable commercial printing method. Membership is open to both men and women. Membership is free at ladiesofletterpress.com