WHY DO WE LOVE LETTERPRESS PRINTING?
The quality of exquisite, handmade letterpress-printed products is vital to us and our clients. We love using our early twentieth century machinery to produce designs that contain evidence of the human hand, a step away from the proliferation of digital screens. As a small studio, we are empowered to work closely with our clients and create prints with personality and lasting significance.
Our cards, stationery, hand-crafted and custom prints are used as art and affirmation. Our cards are tacked to walls, placed in frames, hung on bulletin boards, and savored by recipients for years.
Invitations and Announcements: We love to work with customers to design and print their invitations. We specialize in unique, personalized designs based on your inspiration and interests. Ask about our print-your-own workshops, an opportunity to experience letterpress-printing while creating your invitation!
Letterpress products: The Southern Letterpress has an exclusive line of greeting cards, posters and stationery items for sale at retail locations around the South and at our etsy site.
Classes and Workshops: We educate about the craft and history of letterpress printing through public events and workshops in our studio. Check our upcoming opportunities here, and come print your own!
WHO WE ARE
Jessica Peterson is the printer and designer at The Southern Letterpress. Originally from Rochester, New York, she moved to Alabama in 2006 to earn an MFA from the University of Alabama’s Book Arts Program. She established The Southern Letterpress in 2012 in Columbus, Mississippi, with the mission to bring letterpress printing resources and education to her local community. The Southern Letterpress is now located in New Orleans, Louisiana in a building shared by Antenna’s Paper Machine.
Since 2016, Jessica has been learning about how motherhood intersections with small business ownership and printing.