P22 Blox

P22 Blox - Made in the USA










P22 Blox is a set of modular letterpress printing blocks made from space age material—plastic! It allows for a wide variety of lettering, experimental letterforms and pattern making, giving printers an entirely new medium to inspire modern presswork. This project was created as a collaboration between P22 Analog and Starshaped Press in Chicago.

The initial P22 Blox sets were delivered in early 2016. A limited second run of P22 Blox was made in June 2016. Supplies are limited. The Blox are injection molded in Upstate New York using Thermo Plastic Elastomer (TPE).

• P22 Blox are 72 point (6-line or 1") and are made of plastic.
• There are positive and negative shapes for overlay options.
• P22 Blox contains enough variants to form any letters, numbers or abstract patterns.
• Blox features tight edges so the solids (both positive and negative sets) can be locked up as continuous artwork,as is the intention of wood type ’streamer’ fonts.
• Standard 6-line furniture and spacing can be used for additional lockup.
• Each block is 1" x 1" x .918" with a tolerance of +/- .003 inch.

There are two boxes to choose from: 90 pieces or 264. Either option offers unlimited possibilities for design.

Read about the development of Blox via the successful kickstarter campaign.

To see how other printers are using P22 Blox, visit our Pinterest Gallery.

Order single blox at P22 analog site.

The digital font version of Blox is also available from P22.

purchase P22 Blox 90 piece set - $225
purchase P22 Blox 264 piece set - $575
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