Birmingham, Alabama

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.

Letterpress 101- Print Your Own Postcard in Metal & Wood Type 

Wednesday January 27 6 to 9 p.m. or Wednesday, May 4 from 6 to 9 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 on the mighty Vandercook SP-15 flatbed printing press. You’ll leave with 35 letterpress prints. No experience necessary. All supplies included … Continue reading Letterpress 101- Print Your Own Postcard in Metal & Wood Type 

Letterpress 101- Polymer Printing Plates

Saturday January 16, 1 to 5 p.m. or April 27, 6 to 9 p.m. Photopolymer plates are very hard plastic printing plates that can be made from computer files, allowing for digitally-rendered designs to be beautifully letterpress-printed. In this workshop, learn the very basics of letterpress printing with photo-polymer plates. Send in a vector design that you want to print … Continue reading Letterpress 101- Polymer Printing Plates

The pamphlet book with hand-printed cover

Wednesday, 2/17 from 6 to 9 p.m.  or Wednesday, March 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. This workshop serves as an introduction to both bookbinding and letterpress printing. Participants will learn the pamphlet structure, and letterpress print their own custom cover designs for their pamphlets. We’ll explore how to use reclaimed and recycled materials in our bindings, and practice the basic … Continue reading The pamphlet book with hand-printed cover

Single Page Typographic Book: Advanced Letterpress Practice

April 16 & 17, 12 to 6 p.m. 2 day workshop In this class, we will explore letterpress printing, design, typesetting as each student publishes their own limited edition letterpress book. We will use words, typeface choice and color to create strong design and to build sequence and narrative. Each student will leave the workshop with 20 to 25 copies of … Continue reading Single Page Typographic Book: Advanced Letterpress Practice

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