Printing Demonstrations

Live demonstrations at SPF Fort Lauderdale share the experience of some of our favorite, local master printers at work using classical, traditional and contemporary printing technologies and techniques.

SPF'17 schedule to be announced Summer 2017. If you are interested in hosting a demo, email us at

Steamroller Printing Demo

Ingrid Schindall of IS Projects leads this giant print demonstration with a construction grade steamrollers, pressing prints as large as 40 x 90 inches. Artists are invited to bring their own giant blocks, try out our large format relief workshop, or just come enjoy the spectacle. Sign up to print at www.spf-ftl/the-steamroller.

Risograph Demo

Join Portable Editions for a communal zine production line!

Screen Printing Demo

Join us for live screen printing during SPF'17! They'll be printing off SPF tote bags for sale and running audience-sourced items on the press through out the day. Bring your own shirt/tote/bandana/whatever and we'll screen print it!

Letterpress Demo

Join visiting artist Chris Fritton of The Itinerant Printer for ongoing demonstrations of a vintage letterpress, pressing postcards and small items all day. 

Creation Stations

SPF Fort Lauderdale will host hands-on activities for the community, families and kids at the creation stations set up inside the fair. Join us and create your own printed postcard, zine or doodle from SPF’17! 

The Stage

The stage at SPF Fort Lauderdale presents a series of short discussions, talks and readings from artists, authors, publishers, scholars and print-enablers to further facilitate a dialogue about print, book and zine culture in South Florida and beyond.

SPF'16 readings organized by Orange Island Arts Foundation and Reading Queer.

List of speakers and schedule coming soon.