The Mandate Press A Modern Letterpress Studio Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:47:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 P&P: Less is More Friday, June 26th 2015 Wed, 17 Jun 2015 19:07:28 +0000 Prints & Pints: Less is More

You’re invited! Come help us kick off the next Prints & Pints show on Friday the 26th @ 7PM.

The Mandate Press
1077 S. Main St. SLC

Drinks will be provided by Uinta Brewing Company. Featuring delicious empanadas by Argentina’s Best Empanadas SLC. Blue Copper will be rolling up on their coffee bike slinging cold brew. Sign up and share at our facebook event.  We can’t wait see everyone.

This show is printed on and sponsored by Neenah Environment Paper.


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P&P Event: Birds of a Feather 2/6/15 Thu, 08 Jan 2015 17:03:08 +0000 Prints & Pints: Birds of A Feather

February 6, 2015

The next installment of our prints & pints art show is coming up fast. Featuring the work of 20 Letterpress shops around the world all submitting a piece on the theme: “Birds of a Feather”. Come by on Friday, February 6th 7-12PM and see some great artwork from all over the world printed right here.

Drinks and food will be provided. Proceeds will be donated to Charity.


KeeganMeegan / Sycamore St. Press / Somersault Letterpress / WP Print / Carimbo Letterpress / Clove St. Press / Glasgow Press / EM Letterpress / Clawhammer Press / Pancake & Franks / Punky Press Studio / Problem Press / Type A Press / Baltimore Print Studio / Fortress Letterpress


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Show poster



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The Star Gazer: Your stars are looking good this year. Mon, 05 Jan 2015 20:27:23 +0000

New $95 card template with your favorite Zodiac constellation.

Occasionally the stars align and connections are made. So why not hedge your bets and put your stars out up front. Choose from the 12 zodiac constellations and add up to 4 lines of your information in a clean san-serif font. There’s even an optional title line in case you need to let everyone to know your a Partner, President or a Pisces. 

Check it out here.

And while you’re at it go and ahead and take 14% off any cards in the online store with

discount code: STARGAZER  (Not applicable to custom orders)



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Thanksgiving weekend sale! Fri, 28 Nov 2014 01:10:11 +0000 20% OFF ALL ONLINE ORDERS

Including: $95 Calling Cards, Custom Holiday Cards, Art Prints and Greeting Cards.

We give up! There’s too many sale names, too many options and too many rules and limits. So we’re just going to call a spade a spade, or in this case we’re going to call our Thanksgiving weekend sale a Thanksgiving weekend sale. We’re offering 20% all online orders through Monday Dec. 1st. It’s a great time to order some new cards or prints for yourself or as gifts for your friends. Discount code: BLACKINK

That makes a set of our $95 cards a measly $76.

Or 100 customizable holiday cards at $155 ring up for $124

An 11X14 print from our latest art show “Words of Wisdom” is down from $25 to just $20.

Just remember to use the code BLACKINK at check out and order before Tuesday, December 2nd. Check it out when you’re done with your extra, well deserved naps. But mostly just enjoy the weekend.

Happy Thanksgiving. Your friends,

The Mandate Press 

This offer is good for all purchase in our online store: It does not extend to our custom printing. Discount code expires after 12/1/14.

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Spread some cheer. New Letterpress holiday cards. Wed, 05 Nov 2014 19:58:01 +0000 Make them your own.

5 festive designs. 4 shimmering papers. Starting at $75.

Say hi to all your favorite people this holiday season with some customizable letterpress cards. Printed in white ink on shimmering pearlescent Stardream paper. Make holiday cards as cheerful or as cranky as you are with customizable text fields and image options. These are so damn festive they’ll make your friends feel bad for half-assing it.

They ship in two weeks so be sure to give yourself plenty of time to get them out to sweeten up your rich relatives before the holidays.

5X7 flat, one sided cards with envelopes.  Envelope printing option available as well.

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September Special: 100 Bonus cards! Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:42:29 +0000 September Special: 100 Bonus cards!

We’re nearing the end of another great summer. It always feels just a little too short and unfortunately, as impressive looking as our presses are, they cannot slow down time or change the weather. Yet. But they are very good at printing so we want to ease this painful transition by adding a little something extra to your next custom order. Sign off on a custom business card order in September 2014 and we’ll throw in 100 extra cards. For free. That means that order of 200 business cards for your pet rock boutique just became 300 cards. BAM. That 500-card order you’ve been considering for your brand new drive-thru paper collating service just became 600 cards. Think of all the extra networking, new business contacts and flirtatiously traded card opportunities that is! We’re stretching out the good times just a bit further, 100 bonus cards at a time.


Ready to start? Fill out the estimate form and mention this offer.

*Offer does not apply to our $95 online cards.

EXPIRED 9/30/2014

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P&P Event: Words of Wisdom JULY 18, 2014 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:46:04 +0000 It’s time for another edition of our Pints & Prints letterpress invitational show! This time all the artwork will be featuring typography, hand-lettering and calligraphy from 20 local artists. Friday, the 18th of July at 7 PM.

Refreshments and drinks will be provided by our partners  Uinta Brewing and The Rose Establishment. Free as always.

Artists being featured:

Robin Banks • Courtney Blair • Tyler Bloomquist • Brady Lars Burrows • Justin Nelson Carruth • Skyler Chubak • Dan Evans • Clairice Gifford • Talia Goldsmith • Alexa Hall • Maddy Hemmeter • Kelsey Kodanko •  Sean Patrick McPeak • Evan Jed Memmott • Natalie Shahmiri • Randall Smith • Elpitha Tsoutsounakis • Briar Webster • Ben Webster • Alexis Yelonek

Join the Facebook event: Words of Wisdom

This installment of Prints & Pints is in partnership with Uinta Brewing and the Rose Establishment.

Once they’re gone, they’re gone. Discounted prices night of show opening only.

11×17 prints $25 online / $20 at show

8×10 prints $20. online / $15. at show

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Event: Yard Sale Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:13:46 +0000 YARDSALE_2014_WEBWe know it’s only April, but with the weather getting warmer we simply can’t deny it any longer:

It feels like it’s time for lemonade and lawn chairs.

Join us on Saturday, April 26 from noon to 6 PM for a good old-fashioned yard sale. We’ll have discounted cards, notebooks, and prints for sale. And if you’re really lucky, we may even decide to give a letterpress demo.

Plus, we’ll have lemonade, iced coffee, and cookies provided by our friends at The Rose Establishment.

So stop by the shop and hang out for a while. You should bring your friends and family too – unless, of course, you don’t want to share your cookies. We understand.

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Event: Nothing Goes According to Plan Thu, 16 Jan 2014 23:06:22 +0000 Hey Everyone! It’s time for another edition of our Pints & Prints letterpress invitational show! This Friday, the 17th of January we’re opening our doors at 7 PM. Free to all. Come check out the work of 20 local and national artists, while enjoying refreshments from our partners at Uinta Brewing and The Rose Establishment.

Artists being featured:

Robin Banks • Gavin Potenza • Zach Landrum
Keegan Wenkman • Trent Call • Courtney Blair
Briar Webster • Brady Lars Burrows • Liz Meyer
Kyle Durrie • Jory Dayne • Tyler Bloomquist
Ben Poole • Pat Munger • Ben Webster
Jason Lockwood • Elpitha Tsutsunakis • Cein Watson
Sean Patrick McPeak • Maddy Hemmeter

Join the Facebook event: Nothing Goes According to Plan

This exhibit, opening just after the start of the new year, is based on the theme Nothing Goes According to Plan. Each artist’s work highlights a phenomenon that we know to be true: that while things always seem to work out, they rarely work out exactly as we planned.

By showing us how unexpected outcomes, obstacles or disappointments can influence even our best laid plans, the exhibit reminds us that these experiences teach us things about ourselves that we might not otherwise learn. And in the end, it is the mix of these experiences that make us who we are.

The exhibit opens at 7 PM. No admission.

This installment of Prints & Pints is in partnership with Uinta Brewing and the Rose Establishment.

Once they’re gone, they’re gone. Discounted prices night of show opening only.

11×17 prints $25 online / $20 at show

8×10 prints $20. online / $15. at show

Prints are up for sale now in our store! RIGHT HERE


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Event: The Ghost in the Machine Tue, 16 Oct 2012 02:21:32 +0000 Hello, hello! Listen up, you don’t want to miss this one! We’re opening our doors this Friday, October 19th, for a special gallery event to celebrate Salt Lake City’s favorite holiday and the arrival of SLDW 2012. Our first curated show, all letterpress-printed in-house, features a wide variety of our very favorite local and national designers, illustrators, hand-letterers, print-makers and tattooers. Specifically, these guys:

Michael Bergfalk · Sky Bitzer · Travis Bone · Justin Nelson-Carruth · Spencer Charles · Dan Christofferson
Jon Contino · Thy Doan · Tyler James Densley · CJ Fishburn · George Graves · Elenor Heyborne · Gailon Justus
Zach Landrum · Colin Roe Ledbetter · Jake Miller · Gavin Potenza · Carol Sogard · Ben Webster · Keegan Wenkman

Each artist responded to a common theme of THE GHOST IN THE MACHINE. It remains to be seen whether these artists will lean toward philosophical, literal or paranormal interpretations of the theme but one thing is certain: you really should be here in person to find out! So come on down, check out our revamped storefront and partake in a night of pints and prints with The Mandate Press and Cathedral Tattoo Company. Print editions of each piece will be limited to 60 and will go on sale online at 6:00 PM that evening and show attendees can grab one at a discount that night only.

Once they’re gone, they’re gone.

11×17 prints $25 online / $20 at show

8×10 prints $20. online / $15. at show

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