Not just for poets! Prose writers, playwrights, editors, et al — you’re welcome too. We support authors of all kinds with beautiful and useful prints that feature your words. Ditch throwaway biz cards and book announcements. Get propaganda that endures.
What we offer
Your words printed letterpress in black type on sturdy white paper. Thorough reading, thoughtful selection, respectful collaboration. Hundreds of copies of a standalone print that you’ll love to give and people will love to get. An immediate way in to your work that invites further reading, provides a clear point of contact, and fosters useful dialogue. Plus some sweet pics for your instagram feed.
We’ve got three packages streamlined to honor your budget and our time:*
- Biz card: one phrase or line, 2×3.5″, 250 copies, $250
- Postcard: a few lines or stanza, 4×6″, 400 copies, $350
- Broadside: full poem, 8×10″, 150 copies, $600
Prints are one color (black). They include a tag line on back with your website or other desired contact info, plus a credit to Expedition Press. All packages include:
- editorial guidance
- expert typesetting
- letterpress printing
- digital marketing assets
- 3 web-ready images of your print: overview shot, detail shot, process shot
- descriptive copy & production notes
- cross-promotion on preferred social media (we’re active on instagram, twitter, & fb)
Broadside package also includes 150 clear plastic sleeves and shipping materials for 10 prints (so you’ve got ten copies ready to send and a template if you need to ship more).
How it works
- Submit your propaganda inquiry
- We’ll review and get back to you with any questions & an invoice
- You make a 50% down payment to confirm your spot on our production schedule
- Reading & Thinking period: we read & re-read your work in depth and think about it
- Text selection
- we email you our suggested selection
- you okay and/or dialogue back
- we agree on final text selection
- we set type and pull proofs
- we email you photos to communicate concept/layout
- you approve or make change requests
- we pull a new proof and re-send if needed (FYI some back and forth is expected, but more than two rounds of change requests may increase cost)
- you give final approval to go to press
- we cut paper and print!
- count & package
- final prints are shipped to you
- Finishing & Sharing
- we prep digital assets: photograph, write copy, edit
- we optimize files and send to you
- we share about your project on social media and say a big ol’ THANK YOU
*Got bigger/different/wilder ideas? We’re all ears! Submit a custom project inquiry here.