Vandercook Maintenance Workshop with Paul Moxon


APRIL 8 - 9 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Center for Book, Paper & Print / Columbia College Chicago
1104 S Wabash Ave, 2nd floor
Chicago, IL 60605

CALL 312-369-6630 to reserve a space
$250.00 registration fee

Participants will learn all the points of maintenance, cleaning, and lubrication so as to be prepared for potential problems and make or direct repairs. We will also discuss all models of interest and other brands as warranted. Whether you use a school press, own one, or are planning to buy, this workshop will provide excellent direction for your future presswork. Bring your questions, photos and/or broken parts. Paul will also share examples from his collection of Vandercook literature.

Paul Moxon is a studio letterpress printer and independent educator (MFA, MLIS Alabama). He has taught at over fifty book arts centers and universities through the U.S. and Canada. He is the author of Vandercook Presses: Maintenance, History and Resources and moderates He is the website editor for the American Printing History Association and has also held fellowships at Rare Book School and the Newberry Library. Paul’s letterpress work can be found in several public collections and at

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