Category Archives: Vandercook Press

The ABC’s of Typesetting

I can’t say I’m a “regular” at SFCB – I’ve only been working here for a month. But still, not much gives me more glee than walking in on a Monday to find  a center full of new students. Let’s take a peek at the classes I’ve been peeking at: For the last two weeks, […]

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Zoe
Zoe
Zoe is a student at Reed College, and an amateur playwright. During the summer of 2013 she is a volunteer at SFCB contributing her time and wit to the library and her sorting talents to the California job cases in the print studio.

Printeresting Visits San Francisco Center for the Book

Jenn Pascoe of Printeresting was in San Francisco last week for Codex and had the opportunity to visit the San Francisco Center for the Book. We were so pleased to be given permission to share the post here. Thanks Jenn! Click here to see the original post. Dispatch From California Here’s a mini post from […]

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SFCB
The San Francisco Center for the Book sfcb.org

Gutwrench Press and Vandercook Maintenance at SFCB

Hope of Gutwrench Press, posted the following on her blog following the Paul Moxon Vandercook Maintenance workshop. We’re pleased to share it with you here. To view the original post go to http://gutwrenchpress.blogspot.com/2013/01/vandercook-weekend.html Gutwrench Press is dedicated to handmade paper crafts, printing and communication through fine art, zines and the Keep Writing postcard project.  We […]

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SFCB
The San Francisco Center for the Book sfcb.org

Tested.com Visits the San Francisco Center for the Book for Letterpress Business Cards

We were delighted to host Tested.com for the filming of a video segment about having their businesss cards letterpress printed at the San Francisco Center for the Book. Tested Learns the Craft of Letterpress Printing Posted on Tested.com by Joey Fameli on Dec. 18, 2012 “We visit the San Francisco Center for the Book to […]

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SFCB
The San Francisco Center for the Book sfcb.org

Proof Press Finesse: A Letterpress Printing Workshop with Paul Moxon

Do you print on a Vandercook cylinder press? Then you’ll want to register for a special upcoming workshop with letterpress expert and Vandercook press guru, Paul Moxon. Proof Press Finesse, a two day workshops, was developed for intermediate printers. This problem solving workshop, lead by visiting instructor Paul Moxon, will help improve the technical quality […]

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SFCB
The San Francisco Center for the Book sfcb.org

Letterpress Printing on a Vandercook Cylinder Press PLUS: Core Curriculum

Learn letterpress printing on a Vandercook Cylinder Press with expert printer Mary Laird at the San Francisco Center for the Book. This weeklong workshop,covers typesetting and printing on a Vandercook cylinder press using metal type, wood type, and photopolymer plates. You will have the opportunity to work on your own projects as well as create […]

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SFCB
The San Francisco Center for the Book sfcb.org

Dog Dreams Launch, Take Two!

An announcement for lovers of letterpress, lovers of dogs, parents and friends of small children, and everyone who is young at heart: Michael Wertz’s book Dog Dreams, originally produced as a Small Plates Edition of SFCB, will soon be available from Gingko Press!  Dog Dreams is a 7″ x 7″ board book.  The original letterpress […]

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Annemarie Munn
Annemarie Munn
Annemarie's abiding love of the broadside brought her to printmaking, book arts, and to SFCB, where she has been volunteering for almost two years. She is currently studying for her MFA in Fiction at SFSU, where she also studies printmaking and book arts.

Open Print Studio: Where the Magic Happens

A quick dispatch from last Friday’s absolutely hoppin’ Open Print Studio: I was supervising this particular evening, but fellow OPS supervisor, and rockstar intern Meredith Hudson-Redfield was there, too, and she brought her senior projects class from CCA.  She used her OPS press time to give them an introduction to letterpress printing.  They learned how […]

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Annemarie Munn
Annemarie Munn
Annemarie's abiding love of the broadside brought her to printmaking, book arts, and to SFCB, where she has been volunteering for almost two years. She is currently studying for her MFA in Fiction at SFSU, where she also studies printmaking and book arts.

Studio Dispatch on Sideshow: Binding

Like the letterpress portion of producing a Small Plates Imprint book, the binding process is multi-step, collaborative, and full of wonderfully detailed tasks.  Let’s start with the cover: This cover need to wrap around the book and it needs to have a spine to allow for the thickness of the book.  So how does it […]

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Annemarie Munn
Annemarie Munn
Annemarie's abiding love of the broadside brought her to printmaking, book arts, and to SFCB, where she has been volunteering for almost two years. She is currently studying for her MFA in Fiction at SFSU, where she also studies printmaking and book arts.