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Printmedia: Book Arts & Letterpress Studio

Press + Binding = Book Art

Last updated on May 13, 2022

This studio is closed over the summer of 2022 as we relocate to San Francisco. We look forward to seeing you in the Fall!

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

For authorized students only.

Priority in the space is given to students currently enrolled in Bookworks.
Students must contact the Studio Manager for access and Orientation.
Access is granted on a per person or per project basis. Students must have been previously enrolled in a Bookworks or Letterpress class, or demonstrate applicable knowledge.

COVID-19 Policy:

Masks are required in all parts of the studios at all times.


Orientations are granted after the Studio Manager has reviewed students’ project proposal.
Contact the Studio Manager to being the process.
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Meri Brin

Print Studio Manager

About the Printmedia: Book Arts & Letterpress Studio

Founders 103 is a combination Book Arts workspace for creating hand-bound works, and a Letterpress space.

The space specializes in:
Asahi and Iris Bookcloth
Vanson Rubber-based and Oil-based Letterpress ink

Specializing in These Materials

  • Paper

Tools and Equipment

  • 2 Vandercook SP-15 letterpresses with 14” x 18” sheet size
  • Kutrimmer paper cutter
  • Lasco Corner Rounder with ½” die
  • Polymer platecutter
  • 3 book presses
  • 22” x 28” Signmaster Showcard flatbed press
  • Drying rack
  • Chandler & Price paper guillotine
  • Over a hundred cases of wood and metal type



Orientations are closed.

Contact the Studio Manager regarding Orientations. Time on the Vandercook Letterpress machines is booked through Webcheckout. You must be enrolled in a class or be given Webcheckout access from the SM to book press time.



November 15, 2021, 1:10 PM by Meri Brin

Updated: November 22, 2021, 2:20 PM

24-hour Studio/Classroom Access and Holiday Schedules

The expanded schedule for general-access studios and classrooms, as well as holiday break closures, is:

Nov. 15 – Nov. 24: 24-hour access

Nov. 25 – Nov. 27: Closed from 1am on the 25th. Open at 8am on the ...