New Orleans, Louisiana

Events & Workshops

Letterpress Holiday Cards with Handset Type

Dec 05 2018

Wednesday, December 5,  6 to 9 p.m. Learn the very basics of letterpress printing while making your own holiday or New Year’s greeting! 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.

Letterpress New Years Cards with Printing Plates

Dec 12 2018

Wednesday, December 12, 6 to 9 p.m. Print your computer-based designs as letterpress prints, just in time for holiday cards! 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. $90, limited to 5 participants. … Continue reading Letterpress New Years Cards with Printing Plates

Book Printing at Paper Machine

Jan 19 2019

Saturday, January 19 & 26 2019, 1 to 5 p.m. Design and print your own limited edition book using the digital printing equipment at Paper Machine! Work with bookmaker and designer Jessica Peterson to learn how to use desktop publishing to design and format your contents. We’ll go over quick and easy methods of using the Adobe Creative Suite; including … Continue reading Book Printing at Paper Machine

Letterpress 101: Print Your Own Postcard, January

Jan 30 2019

January 30, 2019 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. 

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!  

Exhibit: Color Matching Systems

Sep 12 2015

Color Matching Systems: Nancy Sharon Collins September 12-October 24 This exhibit demonstrates the process of color design for graphic arts and marketing applications before desktop publishing. In 2000, for the pitch of a high-end perfume packaging campaign, designer Nancy Sharon Collins designed a palette of colors which were then made into ink and printed on onionskin paper. Fifteen years later, … Continue reading Exhibit: Color Matching Systems

Exhibit: SIFT

Dec 12 2015

December 12- January 9 SIFT, an organization dedicated to the promotion of art in New Orleans presents an exhibit of artists work from around the country, with a focus on prints and works-on-paper. Closing party and silent auction on January 9, 2016

Early Morning Letterpress Love, 2/14/15 in Alabama

Feb 14 2015

February 14, 2015 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Southern Letterpress 5500 1st Avenue North Birmingham, AL 35212 Celebrate Valentine’s Day in a wholesome, creative, non-commercial way: at the printing press! You will learn how to set a few of your own words about love in metal or wood type, and then print the words on the mighty Vandercook printing … Continue reading Early Morning Letterpress Love, 2/14/15 in Alabama

The Southern Letterpress & Desert Island Supply Co. Gift Guide

Dec 06 2014

Holiday Sale! Saturday 12/6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday 12/7 3 to 5:30 p.m. The Southern Letterpress and The Desert Island Supply Co. 5500 1st Ave N, Birmingham AL 35212 We have all the gifts you need this holiday season, all handcrafted with love and imagination. The Southern Letterpress and the Desert Island Supply Co. work together under one roof … Continue reading The Southern Letterpress & Desert Island Supply Co. Gift Guide

Design Week Birmingham Printer’s Fair

Oct 26 2014

The Southern Letterpress will be representing in full color at Design Week Birmingham Printer’s Fair!  October 26, 2014 10 to 2 p.m. We will demonstrating letterpress and selling our goods.  

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