Well, I've stayed out of this thread so far, but I thought I'd share on a project I did with my girlfriend for her health zine class:
Grabbing Good Health by the Balls is a door-hangy pamphlet/zine with guidelines on self-administered testicular exams. One of the funnt aspects of this project was making sure that it wasn't biased towards a male audience. Thus, the anatomical diagrams in the zine lack any reference to sex. We're talking disembodied testicals for queers, transgenders, "anybody who has a pair" and so on. Pretty strange.
Ended up being printed pro bono by myself on 140# French paper (Kraft Muscletone) on my platen presses. Actually experimented with dampening the paper to increase the sculptural feel of the impression, since French Paper is a fairly hard sheet. Dampening also helps to create a receptive surface for the inks used in letterpress. This is crucial for getting solid coverage on large solids.
Super stoked with the final results, which were laser die-cut at SAIC and then distributed through the community. I might start dampening all of my projects for letterpress, even though it's a royal pain in the ass.