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The Printshop is a community printmaking studio offering DIY etching, letterpress, silkscreen, lithography, relief, and bookmaking.
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The Printshop is a printmaking studio located at 3 McBeth St in Greenville, South Carolina and exists to foster artistic growth through community and education. The Printshop occupies 3500 sq. ft. of studio space, with equipment and facilities for etching, letterpress, silkscreen, lithography, relief, bookmaking, and more. We will offer memberships that allow 24/7 access to our studio and facilities, as well as day rates, classes, and workshops. There will be multiple exhibitions in our gallery space throughout the year and an artist-in-residence program in the near future. Our doors are officially open now, but we still need a few key items to make the shop complete—that's where you come in.

We have been working hard since December to make The Printshop a reality and we are very close to having all of the equipment we need to be a fully operational shop. We're about 90% there, but the main thing we're lacking is an exposure unit for silkscreen. With a large exposure unit, we won't need to send our screens across town to another shop to have them prepared and we'll be able to silkscreen on a very large scale. The price of the exposure unit is about $4,500 including the cost of shipping. We'll use the remainder of the funds for miscellaneous items for day-to-day operation in the shop.

Lil' Conrad - 16 x 32 Conrad Combo Press
30 x 48 Graphic Chemical Litho Press
18 x 32 Charles Brand etching Press
24 x 36 Praga Etching Press
6 x 10 Kelsey Letterpress
8 x 12 C&P Letterpress
2 vacuum tables for Silkscreen
18 x 24 Ferric Tank
12 x 16 book press
 
EMORY CASH
Artist, designer and entrepreneur. Co-founder of Loft Resumes and graduate of Anderson University. 

JEREMY CODY
Jeremy received his MFA in Printmaking from Ohio University. He has worked as an Adjunct Professor for Columbia College Chicago and Harold Washington College. He also taught as Instructor of Record at Ohio University. Jeremy co-founded the PrintZero Studios International Print Exchange encompassing work by artists from over 30 countries.

ANDREW RAMOS
An interface designer living in Greenville, SC with his beautiful wife, Lib. Likes to make things. Designed Wren app. Occasionally posts daily sketches at Line & Lot.

The Printshop has been creating buzz here in Greenville and the upstate. Check out the links below to our articles in Town Magazine and GSA Business and our feature on WYFF 4

  • Gallery space plus lighting
  • Large format plotter for printing films and for mixed media projects
  • New lighting on outside of building 
  • Rosin Box for Aquatints (A form of Intaglio)
  • Hot Plate 18 x 24 for grounds Intaglio

Supporters page on our Website

All supporters' names will be added on our site as a thank you at one of three levels: Contributor ($25+ gift), Patron ($100+ gift), or Premier ($500+ gift). Your gift can remain anonymous if you wish.
  

Thank You Cards

Thank You cards designed by Diane Call
Thank You cards designed by Diane Call
 

12"x16" Screen Prints

'Boy on Beast' by Bryan Martin
'Boy on Beast' by Bryan Martin
'Gent's Closet' by Justin Hall
'Gent's Closet' by Justin Hall
'Dive In' by Jonny Ashcroft
'Dive In' by Jonny Ashcroft
'Don't Just Stand There' by Jeff Sheldon
'Don't Just Stand There' by Jeff Sheldon
'I Look to the Mountains' by Rachel Spoon
'I Look to the Mountains' by Rachel Spoon
'Beaufort' by Zach Landrum (Olde Soul Print Shop)
'Beaufort' by Zach Landrum (Olde Soul Print Shop)
'In Process We Trust' by Kelly Johnson
'In Process We Trust' by Kelly Johnson
'Table Rock' by Dapper Ink
'Table Rock' by Dapper Ink
'Appalachian Trail' by Dapper Ink
'Appalachian Trail' by Dapper Ink

6"x9" Letterpress Prints

'Untitled' by Laura Drapac
'Untitled' by Laura Drapac
 
'Life and Lust' by Brad Sturm
'Life and Lust' by Brad Sturm
 

5.5"x8" Etching by Chris Koelle

'Untitled'
'Untitled'

Logo Apron

Risks and challenges

The risks and challenges we face with our shop are minimal. We have the majority of the pieces in place and we're lacking in only a few areas. The biggest challenge will be ensuring timely delivery of the exposure unit from the manufacturer.

The other primary challenge will be maintaining enough members and filling enough classes to cover our costs. This challenge will not be difficult because our overhead costs are low. Secondary challenges will be keeping up with the demand for new classes and ensuring our users take care of our equipment and space in a responsible manner. We have a team of volunteers and contract teachers ready to go to help us meet these demands.

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    Giver receives a voucher for a four week class at The Printshop. We will have several classes to choose from. Classes meet once a week for four hours each. Thank You card included. Vouchers are transferrable and expire August 2015.

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    Giver receives a Thank You card, apron, and a five hour studio day for a project of your choice including one-on-one instructional time with Jeremy.

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    Giver receives Thank You card, apron, and gets to name one of our presses! We'll have a plaque created to go on the press of your choice. (Kids will visit our shop, so keep it PG please)

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    Invite 40 of your friends, co-workers, or employees for a night at The Printshop. Includes light hors d'oeuvres, drinks and a demonstration. We'll design and print a take-home piece for the attendees as well.

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