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Participants will learn all the points of maintenance, cleaning, and lubrication on the presses in the Book Arts studio and make needed repairs. Next, to become better at troubleshooting we will review the minutiae of make-ready, cylinder packing, imposition, lockup, and roller adjustment of form rollers to obtain proper inking and impression. Then participants will have the opportunity to work on individual projects suitable for the remaining time. Intermittently, we will regroup for demos when issues on press on present a teachable moment. Bravely bring examples of your worst printing to be critiqued in class as well as any photopolymer or photoengraving plates or paper you would like to try; otherwise, all materials will be provided. All levels welcomed.

This class will count as training for the studio membership program.


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Instructor: Paul Moxon

Paul Moxon (MFA, MLIS Alabama) is a studio letterpress printer and independent educator. 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.