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Pressing On: The Letterpress Film Screening

Base Camp Printing Company
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Base Camp is reaching a new milestone - 2 years in business! We love being here in Charleston and are so grateful for your help in keeping the art of letterpress alive. To say thank you to all of our customers we are having a party and have set up a special screening of the letterpress documentary "Pressing On."

Tickets are $10 a person - Kids under 12 get in free!

Film Overview:
The modern world was born on a printing press. Once essential to communication, the 500-year-old process is now in danger of being lost as its caretakers age. From self-proclaimed basement hoarders to the famed Hatch Show Print, Pressing On: The Letterpress Film explores the question: why has letterpress survived?
Worlds of each character emerge as unusual narratives—joyful, mournful, reflective and visionary—are punctuated with on-screen visual poetry, every shot meticulously composed. Captivating personalities blend with wood, metal and type as young printers strive to save this historic process in a film created for the designer, type nerd, historian and collector in us all.