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Book Arts & Letterpress Studio

Press + Binding = Book Art

8am-12am from 9/3/19 - 9/15/19
8am-4am from 9/16/19 - 12/13/19

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

Access to undergrads enrolled in a Bookworks, Letterpress, or other classes at CCA held in the Book Arts & Letterpress Studio and to undergrads who have taken a Bookworks or Letterpress class with permission from the Studio Manager.

Access to grads enrolled in Bookworks, Letterpress, or other class at CCA held in the Book Arts & Letterpress Studio, grads working with a Printmaking Faculty Member to complete a unit, and grads who have been given permission from the Studio Manager and Department Chair.

Book Arts & Letterpress Studio Access Policy

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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 FRIDAYS AT 2:30PM FOR THE FIRST FOUR WEEKS OF THE SEMESTER.

These dates are 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, and 9/27 at 2:30pm.

Please sign up on the Book Arts & Letterpress Studio Orientation sheet posted next to the door to Founders 103 or email the Studio Manager, Kate Goyette, 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 up to 1 hour.

If no one signs up or contacts 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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Fall 2019 Semester Hours

August 27, 2019, 4:39 PM by Kate Goyette

During the first 2 weeks of the semester, September 3, 2019 - September 15, 2019, all Printmaking Studios will open from 8am - 12am.

After the first 2 weeks of the semester, the Print Studios will be open from 8am - 4am.


April 24, 2019, 12:11 PM by Kate Goyette


All work and materials located in flat files, lockers, & storage must be removed by

5pm on SUNDAY, MAY 12th from:


- SCREEN STUDIO in Founders (Classroom, Burn Room, & ...

2019 Spring Break Printmaking Studio Schedule

March 15, 2019, 2:39 PM by Kate Goyette

Saturday, March 23 - Sunday, March 31

*Please refer to the Spring Break Printmaking Studio Hours Below for Access*

  • Saturday, 3/23: All Printmaking Studios are CLOSED
  • Sunday, 3/24: All Printmaking Studios are CLOSED
  • Monday, 3/25: Open 10am - 4pm ...