New Orleans, Louisiana

Events & Workshops

Polymer Printing Plates at The Southern Letterpress

Apr 10 2018

April 10, 2018 6:00pm – 9:00pm 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 30 to 40 copies on the Vandercook SP-15 flatbed printing press. – $90, limited to … Continue reading Polymer Printing Plates at The Southern Letterpress

Printing Poetry: Advanced Letterpress Practice

Jun 23 2018

Saturday, June 23 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 30, 12 to 4 p.m. Advance your letterpress printing skills and practice typesetting and design for letterpress printing! In this workshop, you will design and letterpress print your own broadside, using handset type and the Vandercook printing press. We will discuss different papers for printing, and investigate typographic and graphic design … Continue reading Printing Poetry: Advanced Letterpress Practice

Letterpress 101: Print Your Own Postcard, June

Jun 12 2018

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 6:00pm – 9:00pm 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. 

A Serious Creativity Workout

Mar 18 2018

Sunday March 18 1 to 5 p.m. In this workshop, we’ll do a series of 5 exercises to prompt creative thinking and get your juices flowing. It is like an aerobic work out for your artistic mind! You’ll leave with little artist books that you’ve created and be fueled to start a larger project! $50 all materials included.

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- 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

The Broadside: Advanced Letterpress Practice

March 19 & 20, 12 to 6 p.m. 2 day workshop A broadside is a finely designed, typographically-driven, beautifully letterpress printed artwork, honoring a well-loved poem or quote. In this workshop, you will design and letterpress print your own broadside, using handset type and the Vandercook printing press. We will discuss different papers for printing, and investigate typographic and graphic … Continue reading The Broadside: Advanced Letterpress Practice

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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