Tag Archives: Print Shop

Here We Are

22 Apr

We are still moving and printing and getting ready for AMP to host their weekly graphics classes in the shop in May!

We won’t be open for membership and for regular shop hours until June 1st, but feel free to stop by and meet us or say hello. You can call 313-300-4663 to see if anyone is there to show you around.

Look out for our June 1st opening party , details are coming soon!
ocelot bifold card


Even in the midst of moving……we print!

4 Mar
Ocelot helps a young couple get their hads right into the thick of  DIY wedding preparation!

“Let’s print our wedding invitations, Honey!”                                                                                      Ocelot helps an innocent young couple get their hands right into the thick and dirty of DIY wedding preparation.

Like two pebbles in the depths of Superior....the invites are richly colored and awesome.

Like two pebbles in the depths of Superior….the invites are richly colored and awesome.

So we're really moving all this stuff to 3535 Cass?And presses and racks? I'm exhausted!

So we’re really moving all this stuff to 3535 Cass?
And presses and racks? I’m exhausted!

Coming soon: membership details and progress report on the move.

Busines as Usual with AMP

11 Feb

That is, business as the way we dream it.. Oh, yes. Allied Media Project has started their third season of Detroit Future Media program, training Detroit artists, entrepreneurs and educators in digital media skills. We are proud to be a part of their entrepreneurship program, making connections, delving into the whys and hows of our ideal socially and environmentally conscious business model, looking for our dream of being a sustainable, supportive, creative and all the way around awesome  collective that can support itself and become a strong supportive presence in our community.


We keep our eyes on March as our move in month!

Pigs fly with us

10 Dec


These pigs are too fast for their own pink! They’re definitely not going to be the ham on the holiday table.

The Ocelots are getting together with the folks at CCNDC for the Community Holiday Celebration to eat the slow pig that didn’t get away (though some are vegetarians), and then continue getting ready for the move into the shop after the Holidays.


making yogurt

19 Oct

Hi friends, we wanted to share our first print that was made especially for selling at the Detroit Urban Craft Fair!  and in doing so, we will introduce one of the ocelots.  this print was drawn and designed by Stacey Malasky, and printed by her and the other ocelots.  You can see more of Stacey’s work at her website, and read more of her exploits and arty projects on her blog.

screens prepped for printing

the print is a 3 color silkscreen print, with a halftone on the blue layer, for those who like technical details.

using the transparencies to register

two layers printed on scrap paper to use to register the third layer

racking up the prints

the final print!!!

and the final print, on the good paper with all three layers!!  as you may have guessed it is instructional on how to make yogurt, as well as being lovely to look at.  expect to see more prints and products we are putting together to sell for the holidays.


this is shadow, she doesn’t help print, but she does like to meow, and try to open tupperware to get to pizza.






Ocelots at the Detroit Urban Craft Fair

13 Oct

On December 1st and 2nd at the Masonic Temple, OPS will join 99 other local vendors who make their own products, and have a merry ole’ time helping our friends and fellow DIY lovers finding Christmas presents , and feast their eyes on luscious ink on paper and fabric. Admission to the event is $1.

Come out and see us at our first collective sale as The Ocelot Print Shop, and support local makers with your holiday shopping dollars.

Coming soon: samples will trickle in on the blog from the many things we’ll have available at DUCF, as well as introductions to our contributing members.


One day left for Start Garden

3 Oct

We are getting some encouraging responses to Ocelot on the Start Garden website.

Seems like people are getting the idea about working together instead of against each other.

One more day for a vote for us!