InkandImpPress

Ink & Imp Press

Washington, D.C. · 11 Sales

InkandImpPress

Ink & Imp Press

Washington, D.C. 11 Sales On Etsy since 2016

Announcement   Quirky letterpress designs for independent thinkers as likely to fix their own car as they are to knit themselves a sweater.

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Last updated on Mar 27, 2016

Quirky letterpress designs for independent thinkers as likely to fix their own car as they are to knit themselves a sweater.

Kimberly Acquaviva

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Kimberly Acquaviva

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Very happy with how this set of Capitol Hill row houses turned out. Limited edition of nine - three are spoken for already!
Don't you just love how clear this image is? You can see every strand on the crochet hook. Very cool....
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About

Quirky letterpress designs for independent thinkers as likely to fix their own car as they are to knit themselves a sweater.

Ever since I was a child, I've loved all things old. I used to spend summers in the attic of my grandmother's house in Connecticut, digging through steamer trunks bursting with photos and ephemera from years past. (My great-great grandfather was a printer and genealogist, so there was plenty of ephemera stuffed in that attic!)

Over the years that followed, a secret desire took hold of me: to own an antique printing press. I went to college, then graduate school, and came out the other side with a PhD. Eventually I became a tenured faculty member teaching nursing students - a job I absolutely love. Years of writing articles, submitting them to journals, and waiting for the gears of the peer-review process to turn left me craving a hobby that would let me put words on paper in a different way. So, in 2013, I started looking for a printing press. I bid on (and lost) a few presses on eBay, searched the BriarPress.org classifieds every day for months, and checked Craigslist - all in vain. It seemed as though every press I found was either totally rusted or stuck in a basement somewhere.

Finally I stumbled on an article about a woman named Tegan Hope Duffy. (http://www.vcstar.com/your-news/100-year-old-letterpress-finds-home-with-tegans-art-ep-368993023-349626981.html) The article described her restored printing press from a place called DeFelice Engineering in Indiana. I contacted the folks at DeFelice Engineering in Indiana and they found an old printing press they could restore for me. A few months later, “The Imp” arrived at my print shop, weighing in at half a ton. And that's how Ink & Imp Press was born. :)

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Shop members

  • Kimberly Acquaviva

    Owner/Creator/Printer

  • Greyson

    Printer's Devil / Creator

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Last updated on Mar 30, 2016
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Custom and personalized orders

If you're looking for something special, convo me - I'm happy to work with you to create a custom item that you'll love! :)

Wholesale availability

Own a store and want to carry the Ink & Imp Press line? Convo me with the name and URL of your store to receive a copy of our wholesale catalog and pricing.