Introduction to Letterpress Printing

Sat Feb 12 2022 at 10:30 am to 01:30 pm

The Soapbox: Community Print Shop & Zine Library | Philadelphia

The Soapbox: Community Print Shop & Zine Library
Publisher/HostThe Soapbox: Community Print Shop & Zine Library
Introduction to Letterpress Printing
An Introduction to Setting Type and Printing on a Vandercook Press at the Soapbox Community Print Shop & Zine Library.
About this Event

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.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

The Soapbox: Community Print Shop & Zine Library, 4700 Kingsessing Avenue, Philadelphia, United States


USD 45.00 to USD 50.00

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