Press Power


PiP’s Press Power program brings letterpress educators and printing presses to communities to create posters that amplify voices and promote social justice.

A Hands-On Letterpress Printing Experience with a Purpose

You’ve heard the saying, “the freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.” Partners in Print believes that freedom and power should belong to everyone. 

What do you want to say to your community?

Individuals pick their own word or phrase inspired by a theme of the organization’s choosing. Then they compose their words with wood type, ink and print their message on a printing press, and hang their posters for all to see.

Sharing your voice with the community is part of the Press Power experience.
Estelita’s Library patrons print social justice posters in English and Spanish.
The letterpress tools we bring are accessible and fun.
Seattle Pacific University students print messages of love and acceptance
Press Power builds community with type and ink.
Press Power can be adapted for any size event (or person).
Path with Art’s ambassadors affirm the transformative power of art
Visitors share what books mean to them at the Seattle Art Book Fair
PIP volunteers enthusiastically share wood type for poster printing.
Press Power provides a satisfying and engaging way to express yourself.

Who Press Power Benefits

PiP partners with organizations to help historically underserved communities experience the joy and creative power of printing their own words by hand. To bring Press Power to your community, reach out to learn more.

Press Power Partners

Logo for Estelita's Library
AIGA Link Program
Logo for Seattle Art Book Fair
Logo for The Bureau of Fearless Ideas
Logo for Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) in Washington State.
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

Community Support

The Press Power program was created in service of community. Partners in Print is deeply grateful for the support of wonderful donors and the following organizations:

Grassroots donations sustain PiP’s programs. To sponsor the Press Power program, email Partners in Print. Working together, we amplify our impact and further our missions.