Donate to the Studio

Moving? On hiatus from a screenprinting hobby? Looking to get rid of that bag of wood type? The Soapbox welcomes donations of all kinds for its studio. We are especially interested in materials and equipment related to printmaking (see below), bookbinding, and zine making, but are also open to other supplies and tools that might be put to use by our members. Please email us a brief description of what you would like to donate to the studio, and if your donation meets our needs and space requirements, we can arrange a drop off time that is convenient for you.

WISH LIST:

General Supplies

    Paper of all sizes and types
    Mylar and newsprint
    Blue tape (masking tape, esp. 1.25 to 3 in widths)
    Duct tape
    Pencils/Pens
    Sponges
    Shelving
    Button maker

Digital / Printing / Office

    Copy machine/laser printer
    Computer(s)

Print Studio

    Ink for printing (screenprinting or letterpress/relief, oil or water-based)
    Screens
    Spatulas
    Drying racks
    Linoleum blocks
    Linoleum Cutters
    Brayers
    Letterpress: Vandercook (esp smaller model)
    Table top proof or clamshell press
    Type — wood and metal
    Polymer plate base
    Polymer plate maker
    Type-high gauge
    Quoins and quoin keys
    Press furniture
    Leading and other spacing for type setting
    Job/composing sticks
    Galley trays and holder
    Type drawers and case

Binding and Paper Cutting

    Exacto knives
    Cutting mats
    Paper cutter
    Rulers
    Scissors
    Binding needles, thread, awls, bone folders, sewing cradle
    Bookboard
    Long arm stapler
    Paint brushes
    Foam brayers
    Glue
    Book press
    Guillotine cutter
    Quality paper cutter/board shear