First Day at the Soybean Press

April 6th, 2007

Soybean PressToday was the first day of printing at the new fine press at the University of Illinois, the Soybean Press. This is a teaching laboratory located at the Facilities and Services Printing Division. Students and community members are introduced to letterpress printing through a combination of staff and faculty expertise. A Vandercook press and an ample supply of type is on hand. Here we are shown working with photo-polymer plates on what will be the first broadside of the Press. The official dedication will be in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library on May 4 from 4-6.