Where words and design intertwine

A collaboration with the College of Design, the Letterpress Lab offers a hands-on experience with the art of letterpress printing and an opportunity to explore the rich history of this timeless art.

Letter press room

Operating hours

Room 1222 is open by reservation only and closed on university holidays. Hours are subject to change.

Not sure where to start?

Try a free Letterpress 101 workshop to get hands-on experience with the equipment.

Request lab time

Complete online training

Fill out the form below to specify your project or training request. Upon submission, you’ll receive a Canvas invitation for mandatory EHS safety training that must be finished before accessing the space.

Hands-on training

Once you’ve completed the online training, schedule hands-on training with the shop supervisor. Fill out the form below or send an email to riancu@iastate.edu. Attend the in-person training session at the shop, where you’ll learn how to use the equipment.

Start creating

After finishing the in-person training, you’re free to utilize the shop for your personal projects, class assignments, and more. Your creative journey begins!

Makerspace Reservation: Letterpress

Submissions must be made at least 48 hours prior to requested reservation time and submitting a request does not guarantee availability.

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