Subsidized Offset Apprenticeship

Our subsidized apprenticeship program includes 24 hours of 1-on-1 instruction. Students will become fully authorized to operate the ABDick Offset press through printing projects on behalf of Spudnik Press, such as marketing materials, collaborative projects, and member newsletters. Classes cover everything from file prep, alternative plate making, double-sided printing, registration, overlays, etc. We are only able to work with one Subsidized Apprentice at a time.

Students will meet for eight weeks for 2- to 3-hour sessions, at which point they should be able to become authorized, or continue taking lessons to gain confidence printing solo. Upon completion, authorized press operators can continue printing independently through our keyholder program, open studios, or hourly rental.

Email to schedule a meeting for more information. Please include basic availability and a preferred date to begin classes. We suggest visiting the studio prior to registering for this opportunity.