It’s time to tell your dad a corny joke for a change.

This year’s Father’s Day cards feature hilariously cheesy #dadjokes. With bright contrast foils printed on top of assorted Color Plan paper stocks, these cards are sure to make your dad crack a smile even if the joke can’t (which it will because… it’s a dad joke).

Now available for purchase in our online store.


White Foil on Color Plan Turquoise Stock



Yellow Foil on Color Plan Bagdad Brown



Blue Foil on Color Plan Purple Stock


Design Ranch 2016

Situated on the Guadalupe River, just west of the tiny town of Hunt, Texas is Camp Waldemar—a girls’ summer camp with 90 years of history under it’s belt. However, this past weekend Camp Waldemar was host to some of the nation’s brightest creative types. Hosted by the AIGA Austin chapter, over 150 attendees were treated to engaging, hands-on workshops taught by various instructors from all over the country. Here are some photos and stories from the Design Ranch!

After a foggy, early morning drive through the Texas Hill Country, the sun finally broke through and we were greeted by clear skies, cooler temperatures and scenic views just west of San Antonio.

Camp Waldemar is brimming details everywhere you look. Both the architecture and grounds itself were nothing short of magical.


Built in 1926, each cluster of bunkhouses are decorated with Adirondack and European influences in mind. We stayed in the Bella Vista bunkhouses, adorned with Spanish tile and hand-painted accents everywhere you look.


The mess hall was a cozy area with impressive interior of what looked to be coral walls.


Each meal was hot and fresh, and there was plenty to go around. Campers indulged in three gourmet meals per day – and dessert to boot!


Once settled in and fed, it was time to take our first workshop: Beer Can Piñata making with Chicago-based illustrator and screen printers Ryan Duggan and Elizabeth Kovach.


Afternoons at the Design Ranch were relaxing and allowed campers to unwind while mingling with others. Some went for a dip in the cool Guadalupe River waters, some took advantage of the wide open spaces to play soccer or throw the Frisbee.


Each evening after chowing down at dinner, campers would have a chance to hang around and chat while partaking in the complimentary drinks under the stars of big Texas sky while listening to live music.

Day two brought us to the Linocut workshop with Austin native Denton Watts. Attendees were instructed to design, carve and print an image. Important lesson learned: keep it simple.


Later in the day was a leather-tooling workshop with Natalie Davis and Kristin Moses—we made keychains from recycled cowboy bootstraps while learning about leather and techniques.



Last workshop of day two was with Lubbock’s own Dirk Fowler, who brought down a big selection of wood type and letterpress cuts. Attendees were allowed free range to his collection to create posters, t-shirts, shop rags—and basically anything else you could fit in his presses.



After a great night sitting around the campfire roasting weenies, telling some tall-tales and having a drink (or two), we rose for breakfast and coffee, then moseyed on to an awesome book binding workshop with Judy Schulz from O-K Paper. Each attendee was able to fully customize their book, choosing the covers, spines, stitching and paper stock.



Our last workshop was with MoMA artist James Victore, who decided we were going to canoe up and take to the river for some deep thoughts on our careers and lives in general, followed by beer and horseshoes.



As the weekend drew to a close, the final night offered two-step lessons and live country music.


Huge thanks goes out to all of the Design Ranch board members, sponsors, volunteers and attendees for a completely unforgettable weekend.

AIGA Austin Design Ranch Swag

Design Ranch is in full swing this weekend in Austin, Texas and we’re excited to share the swag we designed and printed for the ranchers! These cards feature a combination of letterpress printing and foil stamping and are packaged in packs of three with a custom printed belly band.







Design Ranch 2016

AIGA Austin Design Ranch 2016

We’re proud to announce Workhorse Printmakers is an official sponsor for Design Ranch 2016 put on by friends and good neighbors, AIGA Austin.

Ya’ll keep an eye out for us by the fire and enjoy the prints we cooked up especially for you.

Holiday Schedule

We’ll be closing at 1:00 December 24th returning at 9:00AM on January 4th. We wish everyone a happy holiday season and will look forward to another year of print!

New website!

We’re excited to announce our brand spankin’ new website!

Updated features include:

  • Get to know the people behind the machines on the About page
  • See some of our design work in addition to printing under Custom Design
  • Upload a preview of your project to the robust Quote Request Form
  • Purchase fresh paper goods we’ve made from our Shop

Visit frequently for Hot Off the Press blog posts and check out newly printed projects handmade on machines by us, for people.


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