Birmingham, Alabama

Events & Workshops

Polymer Printing Plates

Apr 30 2017

Sunday, April 30 from 1 to 5 p.m. Print your computer-based designs as letterpress prints! Photopolymer plates are very hard plastic printing plates made from computer files, allowing for digitally-rendered designs to be beautifully letterpress-printed. We will make your designs into photopolymer printing plates and then print them on the Vandercook SP-15 flatbed printing press. $95, limited to 5 participants. All … Continue reading Polymer Printing Plates

Letterpress 101: Print Your Own Postcard, 5/13

May 13 2017

Letterpress 101: Print Your Own Postcard Saturday, May 13 from 1 to 5 p.m. Learn the very basics of letterpress printing. You will set your own words in metal or wood movable type, and then print an edition of 35 prints on the mighty Vandercook SP-15 flatbed printing press. $65, limited to 5 participants. All supplies included.

Featured on NOLA.com

We are so excited to be featured on nola.com as a wedding invitation designer and printer with a ‘wow’ factor! http://www.nola.com/fashion/index.ssf/2016/05/post_44.html#0

Paper & Pints at PRINT ST. PETE

Mar 25 2016

Paper & Pints is back! Join us this Friday for an open house at PRINT ST. PETE Community Letterpress. We’ll be printing limited edition coasters available for purchase and offering brews by donation. It’s a great chance to scope out the studio and learn more about our Letterpress Basics workshops and studio rental opportunities. We’ll also have letterpress goods for … Continue reading Paper & Pints at PRINT ST. PETE

FL Letterpress Basics Workshop

Apr 16 2016

Join instructors Bridget Elmer of The Southern Letterpress, FL, and Kaitlin Crockett of Oma Darlin’ Press on Saturday April 16th from 10am-4pm for our one-day Letterpress Basics workshop. This class will introduce students to letterpress printing from handset type and photopolymer plates. We will cover typesetting, ink mixing, makeready, and press operation on our flatbed and table top platen presses. Students who complete this … Continue reading FL Letterpress Basics Workshop

Finalist for WE Fellowship!

The Southern Letterpress is honored and excited to be one of five finalists for the Woman Entrepreneur Fellowship, sponsored by the Junior League of New Orleans. https://www.noew.org/…/woman-entrepreneur-fellowship-presen…

Letterpress Basics in FL

Feb 27 2016

Join instructors Bridget Elmer of The Southern Letterpress, FL, and Kaitlin Crockett of Oma Darlin’ Press on Saturday February 27th from 10am-4pm for our one-day Letterpress Basics workshop. This class will introduce students to letterpress printing from handset type and photopolymer plates. We will cover typesetting, ink mixing, makeready, and press operation on our flatbed and table top platen presses. Students who complete … Continue reading Letterpress Basics in FL

PRINT ST. PETE Community Letterpress

Feb 27 2016

We are turning a new page at The Southern Letterpress in Florida! After a year-long hiatus (during which we welcomed a new Lady of Letterpress into the world), we are shifting our focus from production to education. Beginning in February of 2016, we will be teaming up with Kaitlin Crockett of Oma Darlin’ Press to offer a regular schedule of letterpress … Continue reading PRINT ST. PETE Community Letterpress

From The Itinerant Printer

The Itinerant Printer included both branches of The Southern Letterpress on his across-country tour in 2015. He wrote great summaries of both printing experiences. A great summary of how Bridget uses her talents at both Ringling and The Southern Letterpress in Florida: http://itinerantprinter.com/2015/07/13/the-southern-letterpress-st-petersburg-fl/ (from Jessica) Even though I relocated to New Orleans a year after moving to Birmingham, I love Chris’s documentation of … Continue reading From The Itinerant Printer

The Broad Side Series: Exhibit

January 4 to March 5, 2016 See the latest results of The Broad Side: a letterpress printing portfolio showcasing (mostly) women-identified writers and letterpress printers from New Orleans. Included are the printed designs of Jessica Peterson, Laura Thomson, Brigid Conroy, and Amelia Bird and the words of Jessica Kinnison, Candice Wuehle and Andy Young.

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