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
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.