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Introduction to Letterpress Printing

November 13, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

An Introduction to Setting Type and Printing on a Vandercook Press at the Soapbox Community Print Shop & Zine Library.

Learn the basics of printing letterpress at The Soapbox, from setting type, to locking up your form on the press, to printing (and cleaning!) using the proof press and Vandercook cylinder press. Other methods of image making will be discussed. Explore our type drawers and gain the basic skills you need to work during Open Hours. A materials fee coveres paper, ink, and other consumables for an introductory project.

Please note: We require all visitors to the Soapbox wear masks, regardless of their vaccination status. The instructor reserves the right to ask you to leave if you do not comply.

About the Instructor

Celia Jailer is a printmaker with a deep love for letterpress. She is a 2018 graduate of the University of Massachussets, a previous Letterpress Studio Assistant at Penland School of Crafts, and is serving on the Soapbox Board.


$35 for Current Members of the Soapbox/$40 for Non-Members

Plus a $10 materials fee that covers ink, paper, screen, emulsion, and use of our equipment.


November 13
10:30 am - 1:30 pm


The Soapbox: Community Print Shop & Zine Library


The Soapbox: Community Print Shop & Zine Library
4700 Kingsessing Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143
Philadelphia, PA 19143 US
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