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WVU Alumni Spotlight Videos

EMILY & BETSY SOKOLOSKY

Base Camp Printing Co. | Hand-Made Letterpress

“I think what’s cool is that it’s something new and modern; it’s art that you’d be proud to put on your walls, but it’s made with hundreds of years-old type and presses.”

Emily Sokolosky, the founder of Base Camp Printing Company, measures sheets of business cards before sliding them into her clamshell printing press – a contraption that looks more like a complicated medieval device than a way to create art. Her sister and co-owner of Base Camp stands behind her, trying to get the color just right for a new poster they’ll be printing later that day.