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Hatch Show Print is Ready for Grand Opening Weekend

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NASHVILLE, Tn  - - Ahead of schedule, the presses are up and running at the new home of Hatch Show Print. "As soon as we put the first bit of ink on the presses we knew we were in the right place." says print manager Celene Aubry.

The letter press print shop has had several homes here in Nashville.
This one  was built to represent that history, mimicking the early days the presses were running. "Since we were able to recreate some of that floor plan and work flow it looks like it's been here 50 years already" says Aubry.

One of the neatest things about the new location is that passerby's can watch the entire process. "They get to see each print as it comes off press, each layer of color" says Aubry.

The expansion doesn't stop with the press room.  The machine which prints their bulk poster orders has it's own room. There is also a large gift shop with a demo press, a classroom and a gallery. "The gallery has historic pieces which were always hidden in a bin now they get their due and wall space" says Aubry.

Then, there is what we can't see, just yet anyway. With the move came something totally unexpected. As they were packing they found blocks in their collection they didn't know existed. "Hundreds probably. Some are really big 40 by 78 inches. Being able to unearth blocks in the collection we will be able to access those and share those with everybody and also intro them into our custom design posters" Aubry says.

Welcomed additions to the legendary 54 foot wall of type. "It gives us an opportunity to make more posters and keep pushing forward, so we have lots of new things to come from this old place."

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