Base Camp Printing Company strives to keep its process identical to a print shop back in the day, when a cast-iron printing press was state-of-the-art technology. They specialize in posters, invitations, stationery, and business cards, designed, set and printed the old fashioned way — by hand.
Base Camp Printing is run by Emily Sokolosky. Born and raised in Charleston, WV, Emily is the owner, designer and printer at Base Camp Printing Company. Emily was introduced to letterpress during her studies at WVU. There, she found a perfect marriage of her two loves: typography and relief printing. After learning the process of letterpress with WVU’s expansive collection of wood engravings, Emily interned at the legendary Hatch Show Print in Nashville, typesetting and printing gig posters.
With the help of Dan Davis and Hillary Harrison of Kin Ship Goods, Emily opened Base Camp Printing in May of 2016.