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Join our friends at Athens Paper for a happy hour reception with Hound Dog Press.
Then get your fingers dirty on our 1890 Washington Press with a hands-on letterpress demo and history discussion! Nick Baute and Robert Ronk open their studio for tours of Hound Dog Press’s new space on Barret Ave. Nick and Robert met at the University of Kentucky where they both earned their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking. Hound Dog Press specializes in custom invitations and announcements, greeting cards, stationery, and posters designed, set, and pressed by hand.
About Hound Dog Press
Owned and operated by Nick Baute and Robert Ronk, Hound Dog Press is a full service letterpress shop in Louisville, KY that specializes in custom invitations and announcements, greeting cards, stationery, and posters designed, set, and pressed by hand.
About Athens Paper
At Athens, handshakes count and hard work matters. We opened our doors in 1952. In 1968, Donald Jenkins, Jr. and Bud Chamberlain purchased the company. Together, these two entrepreneurs built one of the largest privately-owned distributors in the Southeast, growing from one office in Nashville to twelve locations serving sixteen states.
Athens has three divisions: Paper, Packaging, and Wide Format. In all divisions, we have strategic partnerships with the right suppliers for you. Our Paper Division offers offset and digital papers, as well as envelopes and solutions for publishers. Along with providing everyday supplies, our Packaging Division can perform a comprehensive facility review for you to identify opportunities to increase productivity and lower total costs. As an authorized dealer for HP latex role printers and Scitex flat-bed UV printers, our Wide Format Division provides equipment, supplies and technical support.