Welcome to the Book Arts Institute of the International Printing Museum!
Classes are offered year-round in our extensive facility by extremely knowledgeable industry experts. Click here for our latest listing of offered classes.
Purpose and Vision:
The Book Arts Institute (BAI) at the International Printing Museum (IPM) is a working center for the study and use of traditional and modern printing techniques, book arts, typography and printing-related arts. The Museum houses one of the nation’s largest collection on historical printing presses and equipment as well as a 7,000-volume library covering all facets of printing history, type design, papermaking and book arts.
The Book Arts Institute is comprised of:
• The primary Teaching Lab for classes equipped with tables, supplies, gold-foil stampers, antique book presses and more.
• The Type Lab where letterpress classes and book arts tours are held. The Lab has dozens of cases of wood and lead type, two Vandercooks, a tabletop proofing press and all support material for all levels of letterpress printing.
• The BAI Library
• The BAI Gallery with changing exhibitions