Allies in Print
To our Bay Area community members oppressed by systemic racism: We see you. We love you. We want to amplify your voices and support your creative expressions. It will be our honor to print 50 posters (or more if needed) of 1 design for BIPOC and/or LGBTQ+ artists and writers at no charge. There is power in print and healing in art. Let's do this together.
Here is an updating list of other printers offering free printing in other areas around the world. Thank you to Leaof Pichi Pichi Press for coordinating this list. If you are a small press printing for social justice and need funds or supplies please email us.
We ask that contributors please limit their submission to one design so we can help as many people as possible. If you are unfamiliar with Risograph printingour friends at Risolve Studio have done an awesome job explaining risograph printing and file preparation here. Please refer to the color chart here. Prints can be 1 color or 2 colors. We have the following colors:
Fluorescent Pink, Red, Yellow,
Green, Sea Foam, Aqua, Orchid, Medium Blue, and Black. Colors can be combined to create new colors. For instance fluorescent pink at 100% over 100% yellow creates a killer neon orange.Paper is #70 lb text stock 11 x 17 inches with a printable size of 10.25 x 16.25 inches. 300 dpi works best. Files should be pre-separated in grayscale pdfs with color in the file name. Here is an example "Jane_Doe_Red.PDF, Jane_Doe_ Pink.PDF." Email email@example.com with the following:
File with your name
1 or 2 specified colors.
If you have any questions please email us!
We will email you to confirm receipt of the file and again when print will be available for pick up. Hours are 9-5pm Monday- Friday. Pick up your posters at our studio:
Yellow Owl Workshop
1890 Bryant Street Unit 102
San Francisco, California 94110
(Cross street is Mariposa and Bryant.)
We look forward to working with you and standing by your side. No justice, no peace.
For writers that need help translating their work for print these amazing artists have volunteered their talents:
Carrie Holmes Holmes Handmade
Eunice James, Hello Lucky
Tammy Tan, Tammy Ann Tan Illustration