Open Copy provides time, space, and equipment for self-publishing, zinemaking, book arts, collage, and experimenting. Any projects that would benefit from access to a photocopier are a good fit for Open Copy.
Open Copy happens two Saturdays each month from 11am-5pm. Check our current calendar for any updates on dates and times.
Apartment in South Minneapolis (Bancroft neighborhood). DM or email Late Night Copies for address:
- DM: @latenightcopies on instagram
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 - Toshiba e-studio 3540c photocopiers Black and white & color printing
Up to 11 x 17 inches
2 - working height tables - with kitchen & dining room tables as overflow
5 - typewriters (3 electric and 2 manual)
1 - American Button Company button press - 1 ½” buttons
2 - GBC comb binding machines for plastic spine binding
Small nipping press
Please tally your copies during Open Copy and settle up with cash, paypal, or venmo at the end of work time.
8.5 x 11"
.05 cents per page for b/w
.10 cents a page for color
11 x 17"
.15 cents per page for b/w
.20 cents a page for color
1.5 " Buttons
.25 cents each
The paper we keep on hand is a white, 20lb copy paper. If you want anything else, like pastel colors or cardstock for covers, it’s BYOP (Bring Your Own Paper).
Our apartment is the second story of a duplex (one flight of stairs). There is no elevator.
Street parking in front of apartment; bike parking upon request in our garage.
we have three (very social and friendly) cats.
Couch for lounging, fridge and microwave for reheating food and eating.
No childcare is provided for Open Copy, but caregivers are welcome to bring babies and children. Those who want a private place to pump or breastfeed are welcome to use the guest bedroom.
~Queer & trans friendly space~
Please don’t assume someone’s pronouns at Open Copy. Use their name, or share your pronouns and ask for theirs.
Late Night Copies Press will make up to 100 free 8.5 x 11” copies for groups or individuals who are organizing fundraisers, mutual aid initiatives, rallies and protests, etc. We like to have three to five days to turn the copies around, although we have accommodated a tighter turnaround in urgent situations. Email email@example.com with your file and deadline.
Late Night Copies is operated by India & Aiden. Throughout the day during Open Copy, one of us should be on hand to provide free, on-the-spot help with basic copy functions or the button maker.
India has an MFA in Book Art—she is a self-publishing generalist who can provide design and production services for pamphlets, zines, and artist books. Want generous conceptual and technical assistance for your project? Try Zine School.
~For out-of-towners & our friends at a distance~Want to visit Minneapolis for a weekend and hammer out a pamphlet or zine? You can stay in our guest room. Get in touch about scheduling the shortest, most informal of “residences”: firstname.lastname@example.org