New Orleans, Louisiana

Events & Workshops

Polymer Printing Plates at The Southern Letterpress

Sep 08 2018

September 8, 2018 1:00pm – 5:00pm 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

Letterpress 101: Print Your Own Postcard, September

Sep 05 2018

Wednesday, September 5 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. 

Book Printing at Paper Machine

Sep 22 2018

Saturday, September 22 from 10 a.m. 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 Photoshop, … Continue reading Book Printing at Paper Machine

Advanced letterpress: Pressure Printing

Oct 28 2018

Saturday, October 27 & Sunday, October 28 from 1 to 5 p.m. Individuals will learn the pressure printing method of printing and combine this image-making technique with handset type to design a broadside. A broadside is a finely designed, typographically-driven, beautifully letterpress printed artwork, honoring a well-loved poem or quote. We will discuss different papers for printing, and investigate typographic … Continue reading Advanced letterpress: Pressure Printing

Making maps & finding location within artists’ books

Oct 17 2018

Wednesday, October 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. Explore an array of map fold techniques while performing a series of creative prompts to generate content for your own artists’ books. $65, all materials included.

Letterpress Holiday Cards with Handset Type

Nov 21 2018

Wednesday, November 21,  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 Holiday 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 Holiday Cards with Printing Plates

Letterpress 101: Print Your Own Postcard, January

Jan 09 2019

January 9, 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. 

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

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