Book Arts


Underground Ink

Letterpress & Book Arts at UAFS\

Where learning is strictly Hands-On!



Founded in 2009, Underground Ink Press is artistic printing and bookmaking facility at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. Its mission is to enable designers, artists and scholars to create artistic printed matter as well as books that push the boundaries and traditions of book arts.


Under the auspices of the Department of Art, Underground Ink maintains a fully functional letterpress and book arts studio/classroom. Its name comes from its location in the Gardner Building basement on the UAFS campus, but it is now housed above ground in the Chauncey A. Lick Studio, a 3600-square-foot space in the Windgate Building of Art & Design. It is currently equipped with


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