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!