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Paul Moxon Vandercook Workshop at Museum of Printing

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

North Andover, MA -- Paul Moxon will hold a Vandercook Maintenance Workshop at The Museum of Printing in North Andover, Mass. on Saturday and Sunday, May 2nd and 3rd. This is an in-depth review of the parts and functions of the Vandercook press and the mechanics essential for maintenance and troubleshooting. Whether you use studio presses, own your own press, or are thinking of buying one, this workshop will provide excellent direction for your future press work, so bring your photos and/or broken parts. The workshop is limited to 10 people at $200 for each registrant for this 2-day event.

“There is a virtual renaissance in letterpress printing,” said William Whitley, Museum of Printing vice president  and Manufacturing & Production Director at the Christian Science Publishing Society. “Vandercook presses are very popular and there is a need for information on using and maintaining them.”

This workshop is an in-depth review of the parts and functions of the Vandercook taking you beyond cranking the press and into the mechanical “what and why” essential for troubleshooting. Learn all the points of maintenance, lubrication, and cleaning and become familiar with the differences between models.

Paul Moxon, a graduate of The University of Alabama MFA in Book Arts program, is a letterpress printer and book designer. He has taught workshops at the (New York) Center for Book Arts, University of Iowa Center for the Book, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Indiana University, and Brown University. His letterpress work is collected by several institutions including Columbia, Brown, Indiana Universities, SUNY Buffalo, and The Universities of Delaware, Iowa and Wisconsin. .

The Museum of Printing, at 800 Massachusetts Avenue, North Andover, Massachusetts 01845, is one of the leading repositories of historic printing and typesetting artifacts. Website is www.museumofprinting.org

Email workshops@museumofprinting.org to register for the Paul Moxon Vandercook Workshop.




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