This century-old letterpress print shop features a basement studio which houses 12 antique letterpresses and a collection of 300+ wood and lead typefaces. 

Bay View Printing Co. is a 106-year-old letterpress print shop. They are located in a century-old former church and the basement studio houses more than a dozen antique letterpresses and a collection of 300+ wood and lead typefaces. They use their hands, hearts and old school design and printing methods to make stuff and teach the community how to do the same. Days are spent crafting one-of-a-kind impressions on paper, and nights are spent opening up type drawers and sharing their collection with you.
For Doors Open weekend, Bay View Printing Co. will be hosting ~20-minute guided tours of the basement and the processes they use to produce work today. They will also be printing on one of the presses. Tour groups will gather in the design studio/retail space upstairs and be brought to the basement as space allows.
Please note that only the basement is accessible for wheelchairs/walkers at this time (the basement has the historic goodies anyway).

2702 S Howell Ave

Saturday Hours
10 am - 5 pm

Sunday Hours
10 am - 5 pm

Photography, Video, Tripods Permitted

Handicapped Accessible


Photo Tour