Summer Market Vendor Spotlight: R&B Printery

Posted by | May 25, 2017 | vendor spotlight | No Comments
VTGCLT is popping up on June 3rd at Camp North End for the sixth annual Summer Market! Come out and spend the day shopping with over 80 of the region’s best vintage & handmade vendors.  $7 early bird entry at 10am // $2 general admission 11am-5pm.  Want to have first pick at all the goodies? Come shop with us on Friday night before we open to the public! Our VIP shop is open from 6pm-8pm and tickets can be purchased here.

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:Awesome Lifestyle

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.Vintage Printing PressesAbove: 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.One in Melon Macro 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!Sweet Birthday Icecream Fathers Day Crane Thank You Angles

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