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We are moving to a long-term home, so that New Orleans will always have public access to a beautiful screenprint shop and darkroom!
We are moving to a long-term home, so that New Orleans will always have public access to a beautiful screenprint shop and darkroom!
235 backers pledged $10,642 to help bring this project to life.

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NEED A PRINTSHOP OR DARKROOM IN NEW ORLEANS?  we hope to invite you to our new location...! Three years at The New Orleans Community Printshop has been amazing, and now we are moving to a permanent home. In three years, in three different locations we have held workshops, field trips, gallery shows, drop-in screen printing nights and provided space for professional artists to make beautiful prints. This all-volunteer printshop has served hundreds of local artists and students at our current location at 831 elysian fields, but the building has sold and it is time to grow. The space we have moved into is huge (2,100 sq feet, lovely landlord) and within its brick walls we are building a beautiful new screen-printing shop and black and white darkroom for the community.

Why are we doing a fundraising campaign? We want to build out our new location so that we can move in and re-open quickly, so that the public, Printshop members, and printshop students will keep having public access to printmaking resources.  The majority of build out is being done by us volunteers, ourselves professional artists and teachers that keep the printshop going (we already started!); but we need to raise money for the materials. The $8,000.00 goal covers: plumbing our huge sinks;  the lumber, drywall and sundries to enclose the darkroom and screen exposure room; venting; screen storage; paper storage; gallery walls and in some cases (plumbing/electrical) hiring the expertise to accomplish everything quickly and efficiently and safely. Once the buildout is done we can re-open our doors to keep printing beautiful work, (like our amazing prizes). We are printers and teachers who rely on a printshop to grow our practice - whether that is teaching youth or building a portfolio, and we are working hard to build a community printshop that will last a very long time.

We are committed to expanding our resources and our outreach: with a larger darkroom, a classroom and more print areas, we can do more workshops, classes and field trips. And for you out-of-town supporters, a visiting artist program is coming.....

As for our awesome rewards...We cant wait to say "finally, the walls are built, the sink is plumbed, let's start printing!"  and the first things we are going to make are your prizes: This might be a once-in-a-lifetime chance you will have to get your friend's face printed on dozens of pizza delicious boxes to go out into new orleans; or to get some of these beautiful prints: some of the editions are going to close after this project...

here's a peak at what we do, and what you can expect from us in the new shop.

prints by member ethan clark (PART OF PRIZE PACK!)
prints by member ethan clark (PART OF PRIZE PACK!)
print by member Pippin Frisbie Calder (3 color version part of Prize Pack!)
print by member Pippin Frisbie Calder (3 color version part of Prize Pack!)

New End of Kickstarter Prize:!

End of kickstarter prize! - beatrice ward poster by meg turner

other prize pack posters!
other prize pack posters!
tote bag prize!
tote bag prize!
poster by member Allison Gaye
poster by member Allison Gaye
photograph by printshop member Meg Turner (Option for photogravure prize!)
photograph by printshop member Meg Turner (Option for photogravure prize!)
Rachel Speck working with The Neighborhood Story Project
Rachel Speck working with The Neighborhood Story Project
The opening for SGC show 'Post No Bills' March, 2012
The opening for SGC show 'Post No Bills' March, 2012
Printshop booth at The New Orleans Bookfair, 2011
Printshop booth at The New Orleans Bookfair, 2011

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    we mail you a beautiful thank you postcard!

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    a handwritten thank you note and 3 screen printed postcards made by a printshop member at our new location!

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    POSTER PACK - we send you two beautiful screenprints from this batch, which do you get? it's a gamble!

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    YOUR FACE ON PIZZA D! - The New Orleans Community printshop prints the pizza boxes for Pizza Delicious, and we can put YOUR face (or friend or pet) on 50 pizza boxes. we'll let you know which night they go out....

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    POSTER PACK - you can choose the two prints you want from this lovely batch, all printed in the NEW printshop.

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    Tote bag designed by printshop member Libby, printed by us!

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    END OF KICKSTARTER AWARD! thanks for helping us make the final push - enjoy this poster designed and printed by printshop member Meg Turner, featuring the amazing text from 1932 by Beatrice Ward, feminist type aficianado. THIS will be A PRINTING OFFICE!

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    HAVE A BAND, STORE, OR EVENT TO PROMOTE? 30 one color 11 x 17 posters for your band or event, you give us the design, we print it at our beautiful new location! yes they can be printed with glitter

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    2 prize packs (thats 4 posters!) you can specify which posters you want from below, plus 20 postcards!

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    HAVE A BAND, STORE, OR EVENT TO PROMOTE? Receive 30 one-color 11" x 17" posters for your band or event, designed and printed by one of our very own artists in our beautiful new location!

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    T-shirt Printing lesson for two! - We schedule a date: bring a design and a friend and we'll teach you how to make your own t-shirt, 6 american apparel shirts provided.

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    All the schwag - 2 prize packs (thats 4 prints!), tote bag, postcards, and warm thank you!

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    hand-written thank you note, postcards and a choice of the following:
    a photogravure print by printshop member Meg Turner, or a photo and encaustic piece by printshop member Rachel Speck, or a screenprint of your favorite pop culture icon custom designed by Natalie Woodlock (have you seen her twin peaks prints?)

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    Beautiful 7 foot woodcut print of the cypress swamp by printshop member Pippin Frisbie Calder! As well as totebag, postcards, two screenprints from the poster pack and an unbelievably warm-hearted thank you from us all.

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