Leading up to the market, we’ll be sharing vendor spotlight posts that give you a chance to meet some of our amazing vendors in advance of the market. We are really excited to welcome Robin and Brannon of R&B Printery to their first Vintage Charlotte Summer Market. R&B Printery is an eco-friendly letterpress company specializing in greeting cards, here is a little more about their process and products:
Robin and Brannon Carter of R&B Printery, in Spartanburg, South Carolina are reviving the age-old art of letterpress printing. Creating handmade, eco-friendly works of art to inspire your family’s handwritten memories.Above: Brannon works to ready a printing job on a vintage Craftsman style Chandler & Price printing press, circa 1927.
The gentle squeak, metal clanking and whir of a century-old printing press provides a rhythmic symphony of sounds as they feed and print each card one-at-a-time. Vintage wood and metal hand-set typographic letters are combined with Robin’s hand-drawn designs and a vibrant color palette of hand-mixed soy and reclaimed inks. Above: The hallmark characteristic of letterpress art is the deep, sunken impression of the print.
Robin and Brannon are artisans by trade and environmentalists at heart. As a Green America® Certified Business, they strive to protect natural forests and the wildlife that depend on them by diverting reusable paper waste from landfills. Post-consumer recycling helps create a sustainable market for recycled materials. They encourage their clients to continue the cycle by recycling or composting their letterpress cards and biodegradable, plant-based bio-sleeve packaging.
Stop by their booth on June 2-3, 2017 during our Vintage Charlotte Summer Market and check out their complete line of special occasion and general greeting cards. They also do custom printing for special events and businesses!