FAQ

About PiP

Is Partners in Print affiliated with the School of Visual Concepts?

Partners in Print (PiP) ​grew out of the ​19-year legacy of the School of Visual Concepts (SVC) Letterpress Program​, and is now its own independent arts organization.​ In the summer of 2020, SVC generously donated all of its letterpress equipment to PiP, and SVC and PiP continue to partner on special projects.

Is Partners in Print a non-profit?

Partners in Print (PiP) is able to operate as a non-profit because it is an Associated Program of Shunpike, a Seattle-based 501(c)(3) that empowers organizations through equitable access to vital expertise, opportunities, and business services. In other words, Shunpike is PiP’s fiscal sponsor. Donations to PiP are processed by Shunpike, and are tax-deductible.

Will PiP have a brick and mortar teaching shop again someday?

Yes! Our presses are ready to roll. Send us your leads on a beautiful storefront space for us to activate!

Funding & Donations

How is Partners in Print funded?

Partners in Print (PiP) is supported through a combination of donations, grants, and earned income from classes and our store.

Are donations to Partners in Print tax-deductible?

Yes. Donations to Partners in Print are tax-deductible and processed by Shunpike, a Seattle-based 501(c)(3) that empowers artists through equitable access to vital expertise, opportunities, and business services. Be sure to check if your employer has a donation match program.

Classes

Do I qualify for a scholarship? 

Partners in Print is committed to inclusivity, and that means offering barrier-free tuition options wherever possible. We leave it up to you to decide if your income, wealth, or privilege status warrants a discount on tuition. If you are sponsored by your place of work, we ask that you pay full tuition. 

Where are classes held?

Right now all of our classes are held online until we can all be together safely. Anyone can join PiP’s Long-Distance Letterpress classes, from anywhere!

How big are PiP’s classes?

Long-Distance Letterpress classes range from 10–25 participants to ensure the best experience for both teachers and students.

Are online classes live or recorded?

All of our classes are live, uncensored, and unrecorded — we find it’s a lot more fun and interactive this way. They are closed captioned using Zoom’s Live Transcription feature; to make the most of this tool, update to the most recent version of Zoom.

What is PiP’s cancellation and no-show policy?

If you cannot attend a class you’ve registered for, we encourage you to transfer your enrollment to an existing future class. We accommodate transfer or refund requests up to 24 hours before class starts. Simply reply to your order confirmation email with your request. Tuition refunds—less credit card fees—may take up to one week to process.