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    Letterpress printing is a centuries-old relief printing process that requires the setting of type or image blocks into a press to create a print. It's a process that may seem antiquated to some, but modern printing has yet to replicate the distinct look and feel of a letterpress print. The impression, or "bite", of a letterpress print is what makes it set apart from any other style of printing. We still use the antique letterpress blocks on some prints, but a majority of our prints are made using relief plates made of photopolymer that allow us to imprint detailed digitally-created designs. You can see some of our vintage wood type featured in the background of this page.
    Screen printing is a repeatable, pressure-based printing process that prints one color at a time by pulling ink through a frame fitted with a silk screen. Most people are familiar with screen-printed garments, but we can screen print posters, chairs, outdoor signage, hats, notebooks, and much more.
    Nope. What can we say? Our hearts belong to old-school printing. As our front door says “This ain’t Kinko’s.”
    Our Schop motto is “Live Fast, Print Slow” for a reason. Since we print everything by hand, you can expect it to take longer than your big chain printer, but that's what makes it look a whole lot better. Printing can take anywhere from one day to a few weeks depending on the size and scope of the project. We will be sure to give you an estimate when we begin your project.
    You can pick it up directly from us or we can arrange to have it shipped to you. We can also arrange delivery in select circumstances within the San Marcos - Austin corridor (or if you live near a really good BBQ joint).
    Yes, the minimum quantity for most screen printed and letterpressed items is 50, excluding special orders for items like custom signage.
    We take pride in creating original work that both us and our clients would be proud to show off. Printing other artists’ or designers’ work without their permission just ain’t right, and copying their designs stroke for stroke is just as bad. We won’t do that to them, and we hope they won’t do that to us, either. We love inspiration, though. Feel free to send us your Pinterest pages, Instagram accounts, or pictures you took at the flea market.
    Please send us your files in one of the following print-ready formats: Adobe Illustrator (.AI) Adobe Photoshop (.PSD) Adobe InDesign (.INDD) or .EPS Any other design files might incur a File Prep Fee if they are not in a print-ready format. If your image file or artwork does not come to us in a print-ready format, we can convert it to print-ready for a fee. Fees start at $25 and depend on the quality and size of the file. (The higher the quality of the file, the better.) If you are unsure about what file type you have, please feel free to ask us. We're happy to help!
    1. The Meet Up First, we'll set a time to get together and talk about what you're thinking and come up with a design plan and scope for your project. This can be via phone, Zoom, or in person. 2. The Estimate After our meeting, we'll provide you with an estimated total cost of the project via email. 3. The Deposit Once your estimate is approved, you'll receive a deposit request. Receipt of your deposit initiates your project. The remainder payment will be due at the time your project is turned over to you, either physically or digitally. 3. The Fun Part Once the deposit is received, we get to work! Depending on the size and scope of the project, this can take anywhere from a week to over a month. We'll give you a projected date when the estimate is provided. The projected date is our goal and can change depending on revisions/additions, but we will communicate with you every step of the way. 4. Artwork Approval We'll send over a proof for your approval and ask for any final edits or changes. We require an email confirmation that the proof is approved in order to begin production on any prints or to submit digital files. Please be sure to check over your proof carefully, as changes after this step can incur additional charges. Any changes requested after your final approval is given will incur additional design fees. If changes are requested after printing has begun, any re-purchase of blank goods will be at the expense of the client. 5. (Optional) Print Time If your design project is going to print, this is the next step! Printing can take anywhere from ½ day to a few weeks depending on the size and scope of the project. We will give you a time estimate once your proof is approved. 7. Final Payment The remainder invoice will be emailed to you upon completion of your project. Payment is due before you receive your digital files , or for printed goods, the day we ship or hand them to you. If we shipped your items, you will receive a shipment tracking number via email. 8. YEAH, BUDDY! You are now the proud owner of a custom item that no one else has! Crack your favorite beverage of choice, enjoy your custom project, and humble brag to all your friends and family.
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Other stuff

Okay, so I have this crazy idea.
I want to make...

Say no more. We love trying new things and we'll print on anything that will sit still long enough to get ink on it. Hit us up, and let's get weird.

I want to learn how to screen print and/or letterpress. Does The Workschop do workshops?

Yes! We currently offer mobile screen printing workshops, and soon hope open our doors to those interested in learning the basics of letterpress in the near future. If you’d like more information about our screen printing workshops, send us a message via our contact page.

Can I come visit The Schop? 

Sure! Come nerd out over letterpress stuff with us, talk about a project or just come say hi. Send us a message or give us a call, and we'll set up a time for you to come to check things out!

Do you do live printing pop-ups?

Yep! We can take this show on the road! We have a mobile screen printing booth that we can bring to your event and print onsite for your attendees. Contact us for details and pricing.

What's with the name? 

The Workschop is a play on the word "workshop" and our last name, Schweke. No, we don't chop meat in here. Yes, we know how to spell (most of the time).

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