Type High Press | Kent State University

Type High Press

Students employ present-day design skills with antiquated, hand-operated printing presses and movable type in the type high press lab.

Type High Press

The School of Visual Communication Design houses a 1000 square-foot letterpress lab with a sizable collection of metal and wood type, four flat-bed presses, two platen presses and a polymer plate maker.
This unique lab is one of only a few in the country available for student experimentation with this traditional form of hands-on printing. It offers an opportunity for creative integration of various media in the printing process. Students in upper-level classes are able to explore materials and production processes that cannot be achieved through digital printing alone.