Jessica C. White
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  • Asheville, NC
  • United States
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Jessica C. White's Discussions

Stepping Down
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Fraterdeus Jul 9, 2015.

Multigraph No. 4 info
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Sharon Kallenberger Mar 8, 2015.


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Make/model of press(es)?
Challenge 15MP, Chandler & Price Old Style 10x15, Kelsey 5x8, and a Showcard Press
Press or Business Name
Heroes & Criminals Press
Printing for How Long?
Printing since 2005, bookbinding since 1997.
Apprentices or Interns Welcome?
Contact Me for Details
About Me:
Heroes & Criminals Press is my small printing and binding venture nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. The press specializes in fine press and artist books, letterpress prints, and a variety of printed ephemera and chapbooks.

I studied iron casting as an undergrad at East Carolina University, and during the same time learned to repair books while working at a student job at the university library. Following a stint in book and paper conservation at the Northeast Document Conservation Center in Massachusetts, I moved to Iowa City where I earned an MFA in Printmaking and a certificate in Book Studies at the University of Iowa.

I now work as a studio artist, teach workshops at Asheville BookWorks, papermaking and book arts at Warren Wilson College, and intro to printmaking at Western Carolina University.

My book, Letterpress Now: A DIY Guide to New & Old Printing Methods, is now available at (, or get a personalized signed copy directly from me at my shop (

I am a co-founder of Ladies of Letterpress.

Latest Activity

Krissy replied to Jessica C. White's discussion clear plastic bags for stationary
Mar 7, 2009
Subtle Glances replied to Jessica C. White's discussion clear plastic bags for stationary
"You should try"
Feb 20, 2009
Jessica C. White replied to christie's discussion Table-Top Press
"I have a little Kelsey 5x8 and I love it. Here are some photos from the day I brought it home - I bought it at the Great Northern Printers Fair that happens every fall in Mt. Pleasant,…"
Feb 17, 2009
Jessica C. White replied to Jessica C. White's discussion Is the timing right?
"Thanks, everyone, for all the great tips. The more research I do, the more excited I get! I'll keep everyone posted on progress. Jessica"
Feb 17, 2009
Sarah Parrott and Jessica C. White are now friends
Feb 17, 2009
allison bozeman replied to Jessica C. White's discussion Is the timing right?
"I agree with all that has been said. It sometimes feels like the market is saturated with letterpress printers right now. But I also feel as though there is never too much good art out there. So if you have your own style to put out there and…"
Feb 16, 2009
Ana Karina Luna replied to Jessica C. White's discussion clear plastic bags for stationary
"I did a simple search for "C6 plastic bags" and found this. I also know this place: Packaging Specialty, you can contact them and ask."
Feb 15, 2009
9SpotMonk replied to Jessica C. White's discussion Is the timing right?
"Hi Jessica - The key to a successful business is first doing research. Do you have any shops like yours in the surrounding area? Will your shop be catering to a special niche? Price points? Do companies and consumers around you need a service you…"
Feb 6, 2009

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Jessica C. White's Blog

Stepping down

Dear LoLP friends,

After much deliberation and many sleepless nights, I’ve decided to step down as co-director of Ladies of Letterpress. In the past year, major changes in my personal life (a baby, to be specific!) as well as changes in my work have put me in a place where my lack of time and energy prevent me from being the best leader I can be for this community. I’m so proud of what we’ve accomplished so far, and incredibly pleased to see what a lovely community this has become.…


Posted on July 8, 2015 at 11:01am

Support Smokey Road Press

LAST CHANCE to purchase some amazing prints by well-known artists at a discounted price! Plus you will be supporting  Smokey Road Press.

Posted on July 26, 2012 at 7:39am

Late birds get worms too

Ok, so it happens sometimes… you miss a deadline and you wonder if there’s any way to still make it in time. Well we’ve been there too, so for you late birds we’re going to extend the conference registration deadline for for the early bird rate another 10 days, until July 24th!

Plus, consider joining Ladies of Letterpress for another 10% off the conference registration. With a paid membership, you get to take advantage of special offers from our sponsors throughout…


Posted on July 16, 2012 at 10:30am

Letterpress Printers of the World Directory

This website has been updated here - It's starting out fresh, so if you were on the previous directory, you'll need to submit your information again.

Posted on July 13, 2012 at 2:07pm

Ladies of Letterpress Exhibit at the National Stationery Show 2012

Eleven LoLP members took the National Stationery Show by storm over the past few days and wowed the crowds with their talent and creativity. Kudos and a big thanks to each of them for putting in the many,many hours of hard work to make it happen, and to do it all with smiles on their faces:…


Posted on May 24, 2012 at 5:08pm — 2 Comments

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At 5:36pm on June 2, 2015, Katie Dean said…
Thanks for the welcoming! I just got my LOLP book in the mail yesterday and am thoroughly enjoying it! Glad to be part of this great community! Katie
At 4:00pm on June 1, 2015, Kate Snow said…

Hi Jessica + Ksenyia!

Will you be sending out more information about Type on the Cob II? I'm registered and trying to plan my trip but there's not a lot of information about vending on Saturday, meals, etc.



At 3:12pm on May 27, 2015, Christopher John Bayley said…

Hi Jessica and Kseniya,

Thanks for the warm welcome! I am very much enjoying your site, and deriving much inspiration from looking at the work of the members.


                         Chris Bayley

At 1:01am on March 13, 2015, Brandi said…

Thank you so much for having me! I am so excited to be back printing again!

At 11:21pm on March 11, 2015, Todd Boatin said…
Hi Jessica, I was wondering how to get my logo on Ladies of letterpress sponsors page. thanks Todd 
Todd's Press Time
At 2:16am on January 3, 2015, Tatiana Shannon said…

Hi Guys

Thank you for the warm welcome! 

At 3:49pm on November 4, 2014, David L. Kent said…

Dear  Jessica and Scott,

  Congratulations on your newest criminal and hero! Milo is a fine-looking little pressman--impressive muscles and appearance. When my youngest was born in 1988, the family was printing a Gocco Press "Namaste ji" card, so we immediately decided to include Genevieve, by taking one foot and smearing it through the ink surface. Cards turned out great. Feel free to do likewise with Milo. The sooner we support "Babies" of Letterpress, the better. At this point Genevieve is four months pregnant with her first, so I may have to set up the Gocco for a reprise of the Mama's plunge of 26 years ago into the world of letterpress. Best wishes, David L. Kent, APA 599 and Genevieve Kent Elbaor APA 711.

At 3:47pm on September 7, 2014, Jill Barker said…

Thank you very much Ladies for the warm welcome. I hope to be posting some photos and stuff shortly, but I am so excited to have discovered you!

At 9:46pm on August 28, 2014, Victoria Venturi said…

Thanks ladies! So excited to be a part of the community and to learn from all of you!

At 8:22pm on August 24, 2014, Phi Design said…

Thank you for the warm welcome.

I just found you and feel lucky I did.



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