An Evening with Paul Moxon

January 18th, 2013 6:00 PM

Join us for a lecture by visiting instructor, and letterpress expert Paul Moxon. 

This presentation will outline a brief history of Vandercook & Sons, its key personnel and press models. It will also survey the shift from commercial prepress work to high quality edition work by fine press printers, book artists and boutique stationers.

Friday, January 18, 2013/ 6:00 - 8:00pm

Paul Moxon is a studio letterpress printer; internationally known workshop instructor and author of Vandercook Presses: Maintenance, History and Resources. He is editor of the American Printing History Association Newsletter, prints for hire and publishes limited edition books and broadsides under the imprint Fameorshame Press. This work is included in several public and private collections. This evening promises to be a fascinating time for beginners and skilled letterpress printers alike.

Please note, this lecture will take place at our new location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103


Plan to attend one or both of the San Francisco workshops with Paul Moxon. Click on each link below for more information and/or to register.

Proof Press Finesse
January 17 and 19, 2013/ 9:30 - 5:30

Developed for intermediate printers, this problem solving workshop will help improve the technical quality of your presswork. With a focus on production printing using proof presses we will closely examine the control of inking, cylinder packing, proper height of plates, form imposition, lockup and registration aids. By standardizing materials (as much as possible) we will do “minimum makeready” to achieve maximum results — just like Vandercook intended. Bravely bring examples of your worst printing to critique in class.

Vandercook Maintenance
January 19 and 20, 2013/ 9:30 - 5:30

In this two-day workshop, with visiting instructor and letterpress expert Paul Moxon, participants will learn all the points of maintenance, cleaning and lubrication so as to be prepared for potential problems and make or direct repairs.



Phone: (415) 642-5905