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Events & Workshops

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…

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.

SIFT fundraiser and silent auction

March 12, 2016 Join SIFT for a night of celebration! Live music, dancing, paper and printing crafts for all, special cocktails and drinks, this night of wonder is a fundraiser for SIFT, and features a silent auction.

Design your own workshop!

Schedule your own letterpress workshop on the day of your choice! Get together with 3 to 5 of your friends or family and enjoy your time together in the printshop. You can pick from several three hour introductory workshops in letterpress printing, bookbinding or combination of the two!

Order your letterpress-printed holiday cards today!

Letterpress-printed Greetings! Mark the end of the year or holiday season with a message of gratitude to your friends, family, clients and customers. Send a card that won’t end up in the recycling box… a piece of personalized, letterpress-printed artwork. Witty,poignant and beautiful, these cards will be printed with a phrase that reflects your personality. Details One color, printed on 100% cotton Lettra paper. The cards … Continue reading Order your letterpress-printed holiday cards today!

New Orleans Advocate article

The Southern Letterpress is grateful to be included in this amazing community of makers! ‘http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com/features/13694795-171/in-an-age-of-e-readers

Exhibit: Community Print Shop & Friends

Nov 14 2015

November 7- December 30, 2015 A selection of screenprint-based work by members of New Orleans Community Print Shop and friends of the printshop, curated by creative powerhouse Sierra Kozman. Opens November 14, 6:30 to 11 p.m., with a pop-up Printers’ Fair! Grand opening on December 12, with another fantastic Printers’ Fair!  

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