justAjar Design Press

Address:
MARIETTA
OH
United States
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Employees:
2
About:
justAjar Design Press is a letterpress and design shop run by Sara & Bobby Rosenstock in the small historic river town of Marietta, Ohio. We do a big range of work on our Vandercook press. Everything from traditional wedding invites to fine art sculptures created from letterpress printing on canvas. Our passion lies in woodcuts and set type; we love experimenting with the press and collaborations. Have a look around our website to see more of what we do and drop us a line or come visit.
6-Color Woodcut
6-Color Woodcut
5-Color woodcut and hand set poster for Lucinda.
5-Color woodcut and hand set poster for Lucinda.
Hand set type that we printed on brown paper bread bags for a bakery
Hand set type that we printed on brown paper bread bags for a bakery
3 by 5 foot woodcut with large type printed on a large Takach etching press.
3 by 5 foot woodcut with large type printed on a large Takach etching press.
Interview with Bobby from justAjar Design Press
When did you start letterpress printing?: 
Been making woodcuts since 2003 and letterpress since 2006.
What do you like best about letterpress printing?: 
Carving wood & setting type.
What inspires you?: 
Vintage signs, river boats, bears, impractical labor, jug bands, community print shops, junk shops, Bruce Springsteen, taco trucks, kyaks, mountain bikes, libraries.
Which press(es), ink & paper do you usually use?: 
We do most of our printing on a Vandercook SP20. We use a variety of oil based inks and papers.
How would you describe your artwork?: 
Like a runaway golf cart on a frozen lake.
What kind of products do you create?: 
Posters, packaging, business cards, art prints, stationary, invitations, sculpture.
Do you offer custom work?: 
yes
Where can we buy your products?: 
www.justajar.etsy.com
Do you offer workshops? If yes, what kind of?: 
Yes. We offer workshops in block printing, book binding, and experimental broadsides.
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