Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

All events take place at The International Printing Museum unless otherwise noted. (Directions)

The Conference Schedule is not final and is subject to change.
To register by mail download this form and send to the Museum



Thursday, July 20


  • Ornamental Letterpress Workshop with Jen Farrell/Starshaped Press with Jessica Spring/Springtide Press
  • Freestyle Letterpress Monoprinting with Kevin Bradley at Church of Type, Santa Monica
  • Printing on the Windmill, For Beginners to Intermediate
  • Ludlow Typecasting  & Maintenance
  • Platen Press Make-Ready Techniques & Printing
  • Thompson Typecasting Workshop with Sky Shipley of
  • Foil Stamping Process & Techniques
  • Introduction to Linotype Typecasting

Local Outings on Thursday

  • Getty Museum, Santa Monica (great manuscript collection, art, best views of LA and the ocean!)
  • Huntington Library, Pasadena area, (Gutenberg Bible, early manuscripts and books, Kelmscot Chaucer)
  • Archetype Press at Art Center School of Design, Pasadena (great book arts letterpress lab and exhibits)
  • Kater Craft Bookbinders, Pico Rivera and Whittier area (large hand bindery with collection of special bindings on exhibit)

Evening Reception

  • Kevin Bradley’s Church of Type in Santa Monica, 7:30 pm, one of the truly amazing and spiritual letterpress destinations in the county. Kevin will be our host for the evening in his sanctuary, probably in his kilt and coon hat, with his bold and colorful posters up to 10 feet in height surrounding you on all sides of his printing shop and store (including the ceiling!) This is a rare opportunity to see the Church of Type so plan to arrive early to the Wayzgoose (we will have a shuttle van leaving from Carson for those interested).

Friday, July 21

8:30 am Welcome & Announcements
8:45 am Lindner’s Gold: The Collections of the International Printing Museum — Mark Barbour
9:30 am 19thCentury Letterpress Masters: International Specimen Exchange — Gregory Walters
10:00 am Windmills on my Mind: The Wonders & History of this German Masterpiece
10:30 am Break
10:45 am The Chicago Ornaments Casting Project — Jen Ferrell
11:30 am The New England Connection: Hand Presses to the Platen
12:15 pm Kevin Bradley and The Church of Type: 25 Years of American Letterpress
1:00 pm Lunch (included with registration)
2:00 pm Lessons from the Masters: Platen Press Make-Ready Tips Breakout Discussion
2:30 pm Demonstrations & Printing on Platen Presses of Every Type, Typecasting Demonstrations: Linotype & Intertype, Linograph, Ludlow, APL, Thompson Monotype, Elrod
5:00 pm Large Letterpress Printing of Movie Posters (design & bring something to print!)
7:00 pm Taco Truck Dinner (included with registration)
8:00 pm Pressing On: The Letterpress Film: Erin Beckloff (movie snacks and refreshments included with registration)
10:00 pm Hospitality

Saturday, July 22

8:30 am Letterpress Swap Meet & Museum Tours / Demonstrations
11:30 am Lunch on your own
1:30 pm The Los Angeles Letterpress Scene: Panel Presentation
2:00 pm APA Auction
4:00 pm Group Photo in Museum Galleries
6:30 pm Reception & Dinner (included with registration)
8:00 pm Program: LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION! The Printing Press on the Silver Screen — Mark Barbour
10:00 pm Hospitality Room

Sunday, July 23

8:30 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 am Inspirational Treasures from the Prinitng Museum’s Library
9:45 am Typographic Discursions: A Celebration of Dave Peat’s 50 Calendars
10:45 am Richard Hoffman, Printer: Los Angeles Master of Ornaments — Dr. Ethan Lipton