Meet Our New Designer!

Meet Our New Designer!

February 15, 2017

Emma McGowen is an illustrator and surface pattern designer living in Brighton, a bohemian seaside city on the south coast of England, just an hour from London. Emma’s illustrations bring together her love of drawing and printing with contemporary colour palettes and a distinctively English take on everyday life, to...

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Press Your Poem with Holly Wren Spaulding

February 29, 2016

We've got a new workshop that we've just added to our spring workshop calendar! Press A Poem: A Letterpress Poetry Workshop Saturday, April 9, 10-2  at Big Wheel Press, Cottage Street Studios, Suite 520, Easthampton, MA In this 4 hour hands-on workshop we’ll create original poems using found text and...

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Take Magazine Article

January 29, 2016

Big news! Big Wheel Press was featured in the Febuary/March issue of Take, a new magazine about arts and culture in New England.  The "Analog" issue stories on hand painted signs, vinyl records, and letterpress shops.  Click to check out the full article below:    

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Foil, glitter, and hot lead.  Alchemy at Big Wheel Press

Foil, glitter, and hot lead. Alchemy at Big Wheel Press

October 29, 2015

Our hot foil Heidelberg Windmill is about to set sail.  A low tech glitter machine is about to be unleashed producing shiny holiday cards.  And a new member of the hot lead world is on the way to our studio. Up until last month we were only able to foil...

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Baby Shower Invites

Baby Shower Invites

December 19, 2014

A very special client wanted an elephant with balloons on her baby shower invitations.  I used four magnesium plates and type cast on our Ludlow.

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Screw Cancer

Screw Cancer

November 17, 2014

support the ones you love! simply stated : SCREW CANCER. 

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Open Studios are getting great press!

Open Studios are getting great press!

November 14, 2014

Open Studios are almost here, less than a month away.  The Hampshire County Tourism Board just posted this great holiday article mentioning the open studios.  Check it out: http://visithampshirecounty.com/blog/10-things-to-add-to-your-made-in-massachusetts-holiday-list/

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Museum Shop Products

Museum Shop Products

September 30, 2014

Bespoke Greeting Cards for Museum Shops Big Wheel Press can create bespoke greeting cards for your museum shop.  We have a very low minimum, only 25 units.  Let us know what imagery or statement you would like to incorporate and we can design a card for you.

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Chandler & Price 8x12 ready to reassemble!

Chandler & Price 8x12 ready to reassemble!

August 26, 2014

Today I picked up the final missing part for our Chandler & Price 8x12 treadle platen press.  The original crankshaft had been broken in an unfortunate fall during one of its many moves.  I was able to locate a shaft for a 10x14 Chandler & Price which looked similar.  Well,...

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I need a bike

I need a bike

August 23, 2014

The printers at Big Wheel Press are obsessed with all things bicycle.  Only our interns seem to get on their bikes and ride.  Our studio is a half a block away from the bike path that leads not only to my house, but to the BWP shop on Main Street...

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This baby was in a hurry...

This baby was in a hurry...

August 22, 2014

I have printed a few letterpress pieces for Rachel Maddow and her partner Susan Mikula.  Each project is a lot of fun.  Early this spring I was contacted by their designer, my good friend Michael Kusek, to help out on a rush baby shower invitation.  Another printer had dropped the ball....

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Hot Lead Guru Visits Big Wheel Press

Hot Lead Guru Visits Big Wheel Press

August 15, 2014 1 Comment

Well, we were having some linecasting newby issues with the Intertype...again...but we lucked out and Dave Seat was just down the road in Rhode Island.  Dave is a hot lead genius. On this trip he taught us how to resolve back spurts.  Sounds kinda nasty (and it is!), when too...

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