With so many printers reaching out to their communities for support in funding their projects, we've decided to set up this page where our members can post their own funding requests. To have yours posted here, send a description with your link to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We want to share our new space with our community. That's what brings us here. We are raising this money to build out a print and binding studio solely dedicated to community creativity. We will use the funds to:
Our backer rewards offer a little taste of what's to come, including prints, books, classes, and workshops. In providing our rewards, we are already getting the chance to collaborate with some of the most creative minds in the country!
Have you heard people say, “Print is dead?” Well, if you’ve ever visited Igloo Letterpress, you know it’s not true. Print is more alive than ever. And Igloo wants to share it with you.
Igloo's founder and owner, Allison Chapman, learned letterpress printing from her Grandad when she was a child. She founded Igloo as a home-business in 1996, and moved it with her family to Columbus in 2008. Since then, it has thrived as a cornerstone in the Columbus creative scene and as a pillar in the Worthington community.
We have been outgrowing our current home for many years now, and have had to turn down opportunities for larger classes, expanded card lines, and more community tours due to our lack of space. But now we have a new home in the old Worthington hardware store and will be able to stretch our legs a bit and grow.
What we are building is a space for us to offer more education, a more varied class list, and a gathering space for creative endeavors. To do this, we need stools and tables, supplies and tools, and (most importantly) a new printing press.