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Book Arts & Letterpress Studio

Press + Binding = Book Art

As of Monday 3/20/2020, CCA Campuses will be accessible ONLY TO RETRIEVE PERSONAL AND WORK ITEMS.
Students, Faculty, and Staff may access the campuses during the following times:

SF Campus: Tuesday and Thursdays 11a-1p
Oakland Campus: Monday and Wednesdays 11a-1p

When you arrive at campus contact Public Safety:
SF patrol: 415-726-2061, Oakland patrol: 510-385-1821

Public Safety will meet you, check your ID, have you sign in, provide necessary access, and wait until you leave to secure the building.


Book Arts & Letterpress Studio
Founders Hall Rm. 103
Oakland Campus

CCA Shops and Studios remain closed and inaccessible for project work until further notice.

Please contact the Studio Manager with any concerns.

  • The California Department of Public Health has extended the statewide stay at home order through May 3. Do not leave home except for essential activities.
  • CCA has developed a Portal Page link concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Updates available here.
  • CCA has suspended in-person instruction for the remainder of the spring semester. All classes will be taught remotely beginning Monday, March 30, following spring break.

Workplace Guidelines for CCA employees are available here.

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Kate Goyette

Printmaking Studio Manager

About the Book Arts & Letterpress Studio

Founders 103 is a dedicated studio for book arts and letterpress, which offers a full range of bookbinding equipment.

Specializing in These Materials

  • Ink
  • Paint
  • Paper

Tools and Equipment

  • American French tool-etching press (a gift from our benefactor, Yozo Hamaguchi)
  • 3 additional etching presses: 2 Brand presses and 1 Ettan press
  • 3 lithography presses, including a new Takach press
  • 100+ lithography stones (small, medium, large)
  • Acid room
  • 2 sign presses
  • Large-screen exposing table
  • Screen wash-out area
  • Screen-coating facility
  • Hollander beater
  • Hydro-pulper
  • Numerous molds for various handmade paper sheet sizes
  • Couching screens for drying handmade paper
  • 2 Vandercook letterpresses
  • Photopolymer platemaker
  • Several hundred cases of wood and metal type
  • Bookbinding equipment




Book Arts & Letterpress Studio orientations are held on MONDAYS AT 10AM STARTING ON JAN. 27th and then on the next THREE MONDAYS OF THE SEMESTER.

These dates are 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, and 2/17 at 10am.

Please sign up by sending an email to Kate Goyette, Studio Manager, at specifying which orientation you will attend.

Please note that no more than 5 students can attend each orientation.

Please expect the orientation to take 30 minutes - 1 hour.

If no one emails the Studio Manager by 10pm the night before, then the orientation will be cancelled for that date.

If you would like access or continued access to the Book Arts & Letterpress Studio, please email the Studio Manager, Kate Goyette, at


***You MUST have completed a Bookworks I or II, or Intro to Letterpress at CCA previously to gain access.

***If you are a grad student, you MUST have taken a grad unit with Print Media faculty in Bookworks or Letterpress, taken a Bookworks I or II or Intro to Letterpress class at CCA, or have contacted Kate Goyette, Studio Manager, at if you have experience working in Bookmaking or Letterpress to determine your eligibility.

Thank you!

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Print Studios Closed Until Further Notice

April 7, 2020, 11:13 AM by Kate Goyette

In response to statewide shelter in place order through May 3, CCA has suspended all in-person instruction for the rest of the spring term. As such the Print Studios will be CLOSED until further notice.

Please refer to the CCA ...


March 16, 2020, 12:29 PM by Kate Goyette

Due to the county-wide shelter in place order, the CCA campus, shops, and studios will be closed to all students, faculty, and staff after 5pm on Monday, 3/16/2020 until further notice.

If you are unable to retrieve personal belongings, ...

2020 Spring Break Print Studio Hours

March 10, 2020, 10:52 AM by Kate Goyette

For Spring Break 2020 the Print Studios will be CLOSED to all on Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22.

From Monday, March 23 - Friday, March 27 the Print Studios will be open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY between the ...