L Letterpress + Giveaway

*WINNER randomly selected and announced : Congrats Lauren! and thank you again L Letterpress.

L Letterpress

A few months ago, I had the opportunity to personally meet with one of the creators and staff behind the L Letterpress at Lifestyle Crafts in their QuicKutz office building. I was very impressed with their back story and how they are wanting to extend the art of letterpress to be more accessible to the average Jane or Joe.

L Letterpress

I don't think it will ever replace the nostalgia, impeccable perfection, deep impression, and process of my dear friends that have letterpress companies, but it can be an extremely useful tool for the at home designer crafter. I like to think of the L Letterpress as something similar to a Gocco created all the way back in 1977. (Are you familiar with what a Gocco is? If not read here). Seeing it in action, and they also gave me a machine to try myself I am amazed at the quality and how it has a similar look and feel to letterpress, but don't be worried letterpress businesses --- you will be fine.

L Letterpress

They have a variety of plates to choose from, but what I really like is that you can also upload your designs to make your own custom plates which makes it a lot more versatile.

It is a pretty cool machine and I am very happy to be able to share one with you readers! Lifestyle Crafts is giving a L Letterpress Combo Kit and custom letterpress plate to a lucky Black Eiffel reader. (A nearly $190 value) You can find their product line here to purchase and I've also seen them at Paper Source, but you can also find them at select craft stores.

To enter: please leave only one comment below, no anonymous please and make sure your email address is accessible. Giveaway will close on February 15th. Winner will be selected randomly, contacted and announced on this post on Tuesday February 16th. (GIVEAWAY CLOSED & WINNER ANNOUNCED.)

(Photos from L Lettepress)

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murakami75@wp.eu said...

Whow, lovely idea and sounds like great product. I fall in love in creative papers time ago and I am still dreaming about letterpress machine.
I have wedding this year and for sure invitations will be made with letterpress. Maybe with a bit of luck ;-) I can even do it by myself. warm regards anna

Anita said...

oh, i love this... :O)

helen said...

yes please!

Elizabeth said...

Oh my goodness, how awesome is that? I would play hookie just to play with that. ;o) elizabethgosney@hotmail.com

meggsb said...

i have been wanting to know how well this machine works. great review! now i want one that much more!

Fern said...

I would love this!

San said...

Oh my! This is really a fab giveaway! *keeping fingers crossed* I could really use this for my wedding stationary! Cheers!

karen torres d'amico said...

This would make such a great addition to our family...especially as we sit and make Valentines for all of our kids classmates.

Christina said...

This is great- I've been wondering how well it works. I'd love to be able to do letterpress at home. Thanks!

Maude said...

Oh, <3.

k515b said...

another fun item to keep me from doing school stuff...love it. i'm trying not to get my hopes too high, but i'm keeping my fingers crossed.
-katie b.
k515b@yahoo.com

Sufoot said...

Oh, L Letterpress...I have loved you the moment I saw you....please, oh please, won't you be mine?

henzy said...

oh wow that is so great.. would love to win this

Molly said...

I'd love to try this!

jacq said...

how cool! i could use this a million ways.

Kim said...

This would come in quite handy for my BFF's December '10 wedding. :)

eunice said...

new crafty toys are the best! I've had my eye on this one...
eunice.chow@gmail.com

S. said...

This would be the most fun to win!! Fingers crossed over here!

sydney said...

I've seen this before! I love making cards. Having one would be so much fun!!! Thanks for the great post.

miri1nyc said...

This would be a great gift for my colleague who does our graphic designs. She's crazy about fonts and letterpress!

Linz said...

Oooh, what a pretty thing to win! If I were so lucky to win this, I would make cute tags for gifts for all the beautiful women hosting wedding showers for me! And I might as well make my own wedding invitations as well...and thank you cards too! Oh, please please pick me...fingers & toes (sort of) crossed...
~lindsay

smd said...

What fun!!

beth h said...

that is amazing! I'd love to get my hands and creativity on that.

eaherrin(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kendal said...

Oh the crafting possibilities!!

Anna/Quilted Giraffe said...

That would be so much fun to play with!

Honeyspy said...

This is really cool! What a great idea - count me in.

leticia said...

i'd love love love to win!

moxie sinclair said...

this makes pretty things! this makes me excited!

Sarah said...

very cool. I had no idea that there was something like this out there, but I love it! Thanks for the chance to win!
superheroemu {at} gmail {dot} com

kassandra said...

stationary junkies buy and create

Pamela said...

Wow, this sounds so accessible and so versatile! I keep thinking of all of the great things I could do with it!

Heidi said...

what a great idea. (crossing my fingers...)

[emt] said...

oh letterpress, how i love thee. and to think that i could do it myself.

Kelly said...

definitely not real letterpress, but after seeing the demo at Alt i keep thinking about how much it would be to own one!

xo
Kelly

designcrushing at gmail dot com

Randall said...

This is fantastic!

(randall.noblet@gmail.com)

Claire said...

that sounds like so much fun!

Emily said...

This is perfect for a small apartment dweller - like myself! Thanks for sharing such a great product.

Teresa said...

What a great idea! Love the cards it creates and would love to have one of these.

Brooke said...

I would love this!

homedotmade said...

I have been coveting this since I first saw it--yummmmm.

k_darling said...

Wow, I love this.

Becky Holden said...

What a fantastic idea - I have been waiting for something like this!! thx!

Hayley said...

Wow- brilliant idea to make modern & accessible letterpress.

I would love to try this out!
Cheers!

Erin Milbeck Wilcox said...

The hubs and I have been dreaming about owning a little press f our own. This would be perfect!

Becky Holden said...

i have been waiting for this!!

Christina said...

Sounds absolutely wonderful-- I'd love to try it out at home.

Jennifer said...

Oh my goodness - this sounds amazing!

Erika Gunn said...

Fingers crossed!

Heather from the bar said...

ooohhhh! I love my Gocco and think this would be a wonderful addition to my home office :)heather.erdene@gmail.com

Jessica Karle said...

I would love to win this and test it out!

lana said...

ooh! pick me pick me!

Amy said...

This is on my wish list! Great giveaway! amylaud at gmail dot com

Veronika said...

oh my, i'd love to win this!

J Taylor Paravantes said...

I've never heard of this machine! I'm off to check out the details right now!!

Jennifer

fieldandsea[at]fieldandsea.com

Mandy said...

Holy SMOKES! I would love this. Every day.

kendall said...

I've been checking these out and would love to see how it works!

kendall.potter(at)gmail.com

suzanjill said...

I've heard about this and would love to try it!

s.eileen said...

this
would
be
amazing.

holly*anja said...

I am palpitating just thinking about all of the fantastic things I could do with this great product! Thanks so much for a great giveaway!!

jess said...
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Jecca said...

Ack! My heart might explode from joy!!

Britney said...

I heart this machine!

Natural Salvage said...

Oh, how fun this gem would be!

Lorena said...

Hooray for accessible letterpress!

bridge said...

pretty please!

Chelsea said...

I could have so much fun with this!!

clmerrifield@live.com

Kayla said...

I don't think I'd be able to get any work done, I'd be so into playing with this. Fabulous!

Adriane Van Bokkelen said...

Amazing! Love the idea of being able to do this at home!

Stefanie said...

Looks like a great tool! And what a fun day early birthday present that would be for me if I won! Thanks for the chance to win! :) Stefanie

Caitlin said...

Oh my goodness this thing looks amazing.

anjali said...

what a SUPER giveaway - thanks to L Letterpress, and YOU for the opportunity to play with that! Have you seen the movie Typeface...I've been a little obsessed with letterpress ever since!

putnamcourt said...

What a great idea!

Katie said...

lovely giveaway, thanks!
who wouldn't love their very own mini-letterpresser?

kphollander at gmail dot com

Amy Farrier said...

Accessible letterpress..sounds like a totally fun set-up and I'd love to play around on this.

Stephanie said...

So glad to hear they are making custom plates as well! :)

ashley said...

I have been coveting these for awhile and would LOVE to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

teamschmidt93 at gmail dot com

fox flash said...

Wonderful!

Saltina said...

Awesome! Letterpress classes are so expensive, so this is exciting.

erin wilson said...

Wow! That sounds so cool! I would love this!!!

christine said...

great giveaway, so generous! would love to win : )

laura macchia said...

What an amazing giveaway!! I would definitely use it for my own stationery line!

Amy said...

Wow, what a cool giveaway!!

d+s said...

Such a great idea for those of us who would love to have their own letterpress company but can't afford it!

city squirrel said...

wow, this is fab!
bridget.melloy@gmail.com

Beth said...

I have been awaiting the arrival of this machine. Letterpress is right up my alley. I look forward to hearing more about it - sounds lovely.

Jo said...

this could be a ton of fun!

Brittney said...

How lovely to have one of these at your home, so convenient!

crabtree.brittney@gmail.com

Sara said...

Oh my goodness! I think that my dreams have come true...what a fabulous invention for a poor art student who longs for a cheaper (and more accessible) alternative to a traditional letterpress studio. Also, my birthday is this week, and what could possibly make a better birthday present? Gotta love giveaways... Thanks for giving us this chance, Black*Eiffel!

sara@sara-wood.com

Whitney said...

This is like a dream come true!

Dawntreader said...

It's another great giveaway!

Tate said...

I have been wanting one but had no idea you could make custom plates... that is so great!

Kristen said...

Oh, this looks amazing! Would my inner ( but so far, hidden) craftiness actually emerge?

kdegrand AT hotmail DOT com

LinnieBell said...

i've wanted to get my hands on this for a while now :)

Ali said...

This looks so cool. Please please please let me win!

Monica N said...

Love. This. My mission this year is to bring back snail mail and this machine would make it oh so prettier!

A said...

i would LOVE to try this!

Aleksandra Podbereski said...

This looks like an amazing amount of fun.

a.podbereski(at)gmail.com

mm said...

Wow, that is great!

-myra

gene said...

what a great tool!

newburghg@comcast.net

lindsay. said...

ohhh, another item to covet along with the gocco that's been on my wish list forever! love...

Eliza said...

this is one of the most exciting things i've seen in a long time!

eliza{dot}cohn{@}gmail{dot}com

Sarah said...

i would love this!

Alison Keddy said...

Yummm..at home letterpress!

Teg S said...

Oh Wow.. I'd love to win this! Imagine all the cards you could make :D

teganlovesinternet(a)gmail.com

stevenhaddox said...

This would be an awesome valentine's gift for my wife. Here's to hoping :)

heather said...

love it!

hal-delicious said...

I love this product! My husband took a letterpress class in november and is very into silk screening. He would LOVE this. ( and so would I !! )

robbie said...

wow oh wow - what a cool product!

Hula Hoop da Loop said...

I would love to have this to keep a stack of always need thank you notes around!

Denise said...

oh gosh what a nice giveaway!

Brooke said...

oooooh! ideas are already running through my brain!

paperlust said...

i have been wanting to try one of these out. i love traditional letterpress, but this would be great for small projects...

paperlustbooks@gmail.com

Coquette and Dove said...

Me oh my do I wanna get my hands on one of these pup dogs and take it for a spin!

julie said...

Would love one of these!
Thanks for the opportunity and for a wonderful blog!

notsocrafty.com said...

This looks like so much fun!

Jacqueline said...

This looks like so much fun, I would LOVE to win!!!

the emily said...

I had no idea products like this were even available. Amazing! I would LOVE this, especially for the birth announcements that I'll be sending out in a few weeks.

abbersnail said...

Oh oh oh! Please pick me! I am just starting to design my wedding stationary, and I dream of letterhead ALL DAY LONG! This might actually make the look attainable for my budget!

xoxo
Abby
brightyellowworld at gmail dot com

Diana Hulme said...

how beautiful!
dianahulme@gmail.com

Our family said...

Oh, very exciting!
marybhanson@aol.com

Mary

fountaingirl said...

Oh that is really nifty! Please enter me, what a great drawing!

fountaingirl (at) gmail (dot) com :)

Erin May said...

So great!
erin.may.davis@gmail.com

Sam said...

Looks like so much fun!

jennifer said...

Oh, this little machine can be my Valentine. Pleaseplease. :)

kara said...

Wow! It would be the BEST valentine's day present ever!

m l e said...

I've been ogling these guys. What a wonderful giveaway to be hosting- -thank you! Fingers crossed!

Bernadette Uzcategui said...

Oh, letterpress, how I love thee!

caitlin.d said...

oh my gosh... this, quite honestly, would be the most awesome thing ever! happy valentine's to someone super lucky!

c.dvorachek@gmail.com

Darlyn said...

This looks like so much fun! I'm already thinking up designs for the custom plate.

darlynandmike
gmail
com

Anilu Magloire said...

Let's hope... I've been drooling over this for months!!!

margie said...

oh! so gorgeous!!
margie@freshimages.ca

nichole said...

this is awesome! :)

modernthread said...

Looks like fun!

Lisa said...

i would love this so much!

Tatiana said...

I wish!!! Looks like a good distraction from studying!!

Anna said...

that would be awesome to win!! great giveaway!

Brenda said...

What a great tool for gift giving!

lc said...

I have been considering investing in one of these kits lately and would dearly love to win won!

darcey said...

I'd really like to try this! Fingers crossed...

darceyy@gmail.com

tiffany rounds said...

i have always wanted a gocco... and now a mini letterpress! looks like i'll be adding this to the wishlist! :)

jackie said...

Oh, how fantastic it would be to win this! I am getting married this year and have always wanted letterpress invitations, but unfortunately we don't have the budget for them. What a gift this would be!

miss C. said...

hello!
I'm a young graphic designer!! wining this would be some kind of a paradise to me!!!!

your blog is an inspiration for me! thank you:)

kiss*kiss*

pose.toi.la.question@gmail.com

Buzz said...

looks like a very cool product!
-betsey

meredith said...

oh my gosh this is so neat! looks like lots of fun!

mkdavies2@gmail.com

Mary Johnson said...

so smexy would absolutely love it

alexis maia said...

My dream is to run my own letterpress studio. Until then, I try to sneak into my friend's studio when I have time. I've seen the L Letterpress before and wondered what kind of quality it produced -- sounds like a great "at home" substitute! I would love to win this giveaway. Thanks for making it possible.

Capree said...

Oh my!! This has to be the best giveaway ever! Crossing my fingers that I'm the lucky winner! :D

Betsy said...

whoa baby, sign me up!

Hannah said...

I've been drooling over this letterpress kit for months! Would so love to win one. :)
hannah27@gmail.com

blair said...

Wow! Love it!!

brooklyn said...

No way. I think I am in LOVE!

apalepinkpeony.blogspot.com
brooklynskanchy@gmail.com

Sarah said...

this looks both dangerous AND fun to try. :)

Jeanette said...

Just started my own business - this would be a big help. Fabulous giveaway!

molly ruth said...

neato!!
mollytompkins@hotmail.com

liz said...
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famous since yesterday said...

What a fab giveaway! I am an invitation junkie and would love to add this to my collection of tools.

liz said...

oh yes please! i would love to win this!

lizdesignsthings@hotmail.com

Bria said...

I absolutely love letterpress but have no access to it. This would be perfect!

Emma C said...

How cool! This is exactly the kind of product that I always wished existed. It's nice to know it's not a pipe dream anymore!

Frau Haselmayer said...

i'm in :)

cristina said...

this product looks really cool! and would be great for a young designer like myself with no budget or access or knowledge of real letterpresses, even though i love the look and quality.
thanks!
cristina
menciacr@msu.edu

Nuree said...

oh my goodness!! I can already imagine all the projects I can do on that! :)
lovin this blog, btw! :)

nuree dot choe at gmail dot com

Rachel said...

Awesome!!!

Magen said...

oh the wonderful things I could do with this!

Sorae said...

oh i would LOVE to win this please!
soraelee@gmail.com

Amber said...

Wow! This would be a dream come true! amberlou82@hotmail.com

Chelsea McGorisk said...

I would love the opportunity to own this product! It would be so amazing for the wedding goods that I design! Please please please!

kate said...

I can have dat?

Jill said...

gosh, could i be so lucky?

jillnmortensen at gmail dot com

Morgan said...

what an incredible giveaway!!

momariew@gmail.com

yolanda diaz said...

How lovely, I'd use it all the time =) mediagrl5@aol.com

love-v said...

The first time I saw this machine on Paper Source I gasped. The idea of a simple to use at home letterpress is fantastic. I love my gocco, but this takes it a step further. This would make my paper crafting so much more fun. Great give-away.

marissa said...

please, please, please

The Plush Elephant said...

me peeease...(^__^)

Kim said...

My son's 6th Birthday is at the end of March. It would be so much fun to use the L Letterpress in making the invitations and party bags. :)

Skye said...

wow! what a great product. so accessible. i would love to win this!

Erika L said...

so neat.

[jaeriko15(at)yahoo(dot)com]

Laura said...

This is fantastic and I would love to make lovely things with it!

Cynthia said...

Ohhh what fun!

SOUTH ELGIN HIGH SCHOOL PHOTO said...

in the 80's I was trained as a high school student on letterpress. I transferred to typography Linotype class the next year because it was the wave of the future- I still love letterpress though.

Christina said...

What an amazing product! I'd love it!

Jessica said...

ooo i've been itching to get my hands on one of these things since I saw it at the alt summit!

Melissa said...

What a great giveaway! Fingers crossed :)

Mrs. Hot Cocoa said...

I'd love this! I have just the place for it next to my Gocco.

Samantha said...

<3

samanthalynnweiss@gmail.com

rachel said...

what a fantastic giveaway!

Kristine said...

This L Letterpress would be a great stationery-making tool. I want one!

Michelle said...

This looks so fun!
michellejoycee@gmail.com

wkiskizt said...

My husband was going to get this for me for Christmas - and had even ordered it before finding out it was on backorder until at least mid-January. He cancelled the order so I could have some presents to open on Christmas. But I've still been lusting after my own letterpress machine!

Penny said...

Oh how I would love this - I really need something to inspire me as of late!

lauren kirsten said...

This is great!

Whit said...

what a great gift! think of all the possibilities...what fun!

JD said...

i'd like to be in the running! -JD

Randi said...

Oh I love making cards at home!

This would be fantastic!


randi@rgardnerphotographs.com

Kylie said...

This would be fantastic!!

Barb Buckton said...

This looks like the ultimate fun!

kat @ Taylor Made designs said...

I have never heard of this little machine... can't wait to learn more about it. I hope I win :) Thanks for the opportunity.

j.chong said...

oh! i saw them demo at ALT and totally wanted one for myself, hope i am a winner!


jchongdesign(@)gmail(dot)com

M. said...

I will live with this machine and love him for the rest of my life, cross my heart.

kt said...

what a great giveaway!
fingers crossed!!
katiehren@hotmail.com

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