LA WAYZGOOSE 2017, APA’s annual letterpress celebration, will be held at the International Printing Museum in Carson, CA (Los Angeles Metro Area) on July 20th-23rd.

Hosted by Mark Barbour APA 662 and his team at the Printing Museum, this year’s Wayzgoose will be a very full weekend of letterpress printing, type and typecasting, among the backdrop of one of the world’s largest collections of antique printing machinery.

Given the Printing Museum’s involvement in renting presses to the studios for more than 50 years, this year’s Wayzgoose will have a special Hollywood theme to it. Rumors aren’t confirmed yet, but there may even be a Hollywood-style screening of PRESSING ON: THE LETTERPRESS FILM, complete with letterpress steam-roller printing of movie posters!

Schedule details and presenters are still being confirmed, but here are some basics to help you plan for a July sojourn to Los Angeles:

THURSDAY Workshops on Platen Press Makeready Techniques, Operating a Windmill, Ludlow Operation & Maintenance, Paper Marbling, Designing & Printing with Metal Type Ornaments, Thompson Typecasting, open house at Kevin Bradley’s Church of Type.

FRIDAY 19th c. Printers Letterpress Specimen Exchange (Gregory Walters); Gordon’s Dream: Platen Presses Large & Small in the Museum Collection; Windmills on My Mind: Heidelberg’s Masterpiece; Demonstrations and Printing on Platen Presses of Every Type in the Museum; Typecasting (Linotype, Intertype, Monotype, Ludlow, APL, Hand-casting, Thompson, Elrod); Steam Roller Printing of Movie Posters; screening of a letterpress film.

SATURDAY Large Letterpress Swap Meet, APA Letterpress Auction, 50 Years of Dave Peat’s Calendars, Banquet with presentation LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION! Printing Presses in Hollywood.

SUNDAY MORNING Treasures from the Printing Museum’s Library; Lessons from the Masters: Makeready Tips; Beyond Monochromatic: Adding Color to Your Printing.

If you have any ideas, thoughts or questions, feel free to communicate directly to Mark Barbour  This website will be updated with further information about the annual event as details develop….

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