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Located in Mid-town/Mt. Vernon, PaperBase is a shared studio run by local artists. 

WE’RE EXCITED TO OFFER many KINDS OF RESOURCES THAT HELP OUR ARTIST STUDIO MEMBERS GET THEIR JOBS DONE.

The studio includes a full Letterpress printmaking shop, risograph printing machine, extra-large light table, guillotine paper cutter, and open workspace with wi-fi.

STUDIO EQUIPMENT:

  • 8x12 Chandler & Price Platen Press (NS)
  • Showcard Proof Press
  • Lead and Wood Type
  • Composing Stones
  • Multiple Chases
  • Furniture
  • Slug Cutters, Composing Sticks, and various tools
  • Basic Oil Based Letterpress Inks
  • Rags, Solvents
  • Brayers, Ink Knives
  • Challenge Guillotine Paper Cutter
  • Rotary Paper Cutter
  • 5' Light Table
  • Two 6”x9” Boxcar bases
  • Risograph (red, blue, and black drums)

Basic oil-based letterpress inks are provided. All other materials and supplies will be provided by the individual member. This includes paper, proofing papers, nitrile gloves, specific ink colors (please bring oil-based only). PaperBase can provide information as to where one can purchase necessary supplies.

 

 

Location

218 E. Preston St.

Baltimore, MD 21202

 

Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1p–7p by appointment only.

Just a few blocks from Penn Station, PaperBase is easily accessible by public transport. Take the Purple Route on the Circulator, or walk over from either the Cultural Center or Mt. Royal Light Rail stop.