You may know me as the printer in 20K Film’s PROCEED AND BE BOLD, or like me, you are a printing aficionado.
In 2012, 387 backers pledged funds to establish The Detroit Printing Plant. Seed money from that crowdfunding campaign allowed me to move more than 5 tons of printing equipment from Alabama to Detroit, MI.
7 years and an additional $121,000 later, I have a 3200 sq ft building and funding for the Plant has been used for architect fees, city permits, a land survey, a new roof for the building and major brick work.
Also in the past seven years, the Detroit Printing Plant has evolved into the PRINTING PLANT, the Printery of the Americas, a 501c3 letterpress educational institution.
We need to raise $71,000 USD to complete the next phase of the building. I need your support, just $120 USD from you. ALL OF Y’ALL.
In 2017, I filled three 30-cubic yard dumpsters of trash from the building, removed the existing roof, installed a new metal insulated roof, and did major brick work to the building.
I have funded this rebuilding with the money left from my previous Indiegogo campaign and my shallow pockets. It is amazing what saving can do. Each year I have spent $20,000 USD on the building while also maintaining a separate place to print.
BUT, last month the landlord raised the rent on the place where I print by 60%. This raise hurts. And they plan another raise in Spring 2020.
Rather than saving funds for three more years, I am asking you to pledge to this project. This time the funds will go to complete the rebuilding of the building. This includes:
WAIT! That adds up to $85,000 USD. Where is the rest of the money coming from? MY SAVINGS. In for a dime, in for a dollar. TOGETHER, we can do this.
I need you to contribute at least $120 USD for a one-year subscription to my 6″x 8″ Tiny Posters.
WAIT! You won’t get 12 Tiny Posters but 13, a Baker’s Dozen. Yes, 13 Tiny Posters for just $120 USD. I wanted to bring this project to completion without your help but the rent increase will cost too much. And I don’t want to give any more money to the landlord.
I need your support. I will be launching another Indiegogo campaign. This time the perks are a Baker’s Dozen of Tiny Posters. The different subscriptions are:
- Random Quotes
- Social Justice Quotes
- Nature/Environment Quotes
- Voting Quotes
- Women’s Quotes
- Give-a-Friend-a-Card (random quotes)
When restoration on the building is completed, it will house a world-class letterpress educational institution. The Printing Plant will be an international community printshop that will allow people to explore poster printing via letterpress printing & wood type.
At the Printing Plant, WE PLAY HARD. WE PRINT HARDER.
Follow the progress of the rebuild by visiting my Instagram @pile_of_bricks. Click the Notification button to know when I post or share stories. And PLEASE help me spread the word by sharing this page to your friends & family.
Together we can build this!
Thank you much!