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PHL (P) Tour and Workshop at Penn Common Press 11/15/23

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Common Press Tour & Workshop

Fisher Fine Arts Library, University of Pennsylvania

220 South 34th Street, Philadelphia  19104

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

1:30 to 4 pm

Limited Availability - TTN members only:  $20


Learn about the history of printing and try your hand at printing your own unique poster at Penn’s Common Press.


The Common Press is the letterpress and book arts studio at the University of Pennsylvania. With printing presses dating from the 1850’s to the 1960’s and a collection of wood and metal type, the facility provides an environment to learn about the history of the book and to creatively experiment with hands-on, centuries old printing techniques.


Our visit will include a history of the Common Press and a tour of the various presses, followed by an opportunity to try your own hand at using one of these presses.  You’ll leave with a hand printed poster, printed using original wooden type, reflecting your unique sentiment of what ‘transition’ means to you.

Please note that owing to the small size of this facility, there are limited spaces available, and we are offering a repeat session on 11/29.

Cancellations with refunds are accepted through 11/8/23.  Should you have to cancel by that date, you will be issued a credit which will be applied to your TTN account, for future purchases.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 1:30 PM until 4:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Common Press
Fisher Fine Arts Library
University of Pennsylvania
220 South 34th Street, Lower Level
Philadelphia, PA  19104

(215) 746-3001
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Jean E Brubaker
Anne Marie Gold
Leader & Coordinator
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Cancellation Policy:
If you are a member and cancel your registration before the specified deadline, you will receive a full refund as a credit to your account. You can use the credit to pay for another event or put it toward your annual dues payment. Non-members will receive a refund on their credit card, minus a $4 processing fee.

No refunds are available to members or non-members after the cancellation deadline.
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