Open Studio for Letterpress

BookArtsLA is starting an open studio program for people interested in working independently on letterpress projects. The open studio will start in February 2018 with a minimum of five (5) up to a maximum of twenty (20) participants. 

Initially, the studio will be open 12 hours during the week and 16 hours during the weekends. Specific open hours will be scheduled around BookArtsLA workshops. Reservations for the equipment will be made through an online reservation system. 

Equipment includes: a Vandercook cylinder press, three Platen press (7x11 chase size),  mix of wood and metal type, inks and various assorted tools. 

Membership fee is $150 per month (3-month minimum) for unlimited use of all equipment, we supply the ink, you supply the paper.

Open Studio members will need to be vetted on the equipment prior to use.  Workshops will be offered for those that need additional training before working independently (at an additional cost).

There will be two open houses for interested people in January (dates to be announced in December).  Email questions to


  • Classes will take precedence on use of the equipment.

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