Full list of 2017 Fair Vendors

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The REDD Ecotrust Building is fairly large, and to accommodate our record number of vendors (woo!) we have them sitting in three different areas of the same floor space.

Here is a full list of our Vendors:
(subject to slight changes)

1. Adventure Stories Print Shop
2. Gann Bros. Printing
3. Archie’s Press
4. Quail Lane Press
5. PlatemarkX
7. Pope Press
8. Tiger Food Press
9. Stargazer of the Sea
10. Avaric Letterpress
11. Scantron Press
12. Twin Ravens Press
13. Monograph Bookwerks
14. Ilfant Press
15. Lettuce Press
16. Eugene Georgetta
17. Letterpress PDX
18. Cotton Flower Press

19. Rx Letterpress
20. Mind Riot Libraries
21. Ivan D. Snyder
22. Loaded Hips Press
23. Amos Kennedy (DWP speaker)
24. Letra Chueca Press
25. CC Stern Type Foundry
26. Stumptown Printers
27. Triangular Press
28. Possibly Maybe Press
29. The Paper Assembly/Reminisce Papers
30. Pushmepullyou Press
31. Pioneer Press
32. Little Green Cards

33. Ma Nao Books
34. Mt Pleasant Press
35. Aaron Robert Miller
36. Green Bird Press
37. IPRC
38. Monster Songs
39. Artist & Craftsman Supply
40. Focus on Book Arts
41. Michael Schultze

The event is running from 11am-5pm April 23rd 2017.
Come join your Portland Printers Alliance, and all these amazing folks and companies!

2017 Fair Demonstration Schedule

Live and free DEMO SCHEDULE:


12:00 pm - 2:30 pm | C.C. Stern - Hand Type Casting
C.C. Stern Type Foundry will demonstrate the process of casting individual pieces of type using a replica of an early 20th century “fitters mould.” This method of type production was used from the time of Gutenberg until the 1840s and the invention of automated type casting machines.

Ongoing from 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm | IPRC - Table Platen Press
IPRC will demonstrate how to print on a table-top platen press, using handset type and engravings from the IPRC’s collection. You will learn to operate the press and leave with a lovely keepsake print, made by you!

Ongoing from 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm | Monster Songs - Screenprinting
Screenprinting from the powerhouse triple-threat Jillian Barthold (designer/illustrator/printer/+).

2:30pm - 4 pm | Artist & Craftsman Supply - Paper Marbling
Our friends from Artist & Craftsman Supply in North Portland will offer a marbling demonstration using Marabu Marbling Paints, applying colorful patterns of swirls to paper as well as an assortment of dipped objects.

4:00 - 5:00 pm | Tony Marostica - Wood Type Cutting
Come see a demonstration of wood type manufacturing using the traditional method of cutting wood with a pantograph router. Ask questions about wood type and experience how it was made first hand!

2017 Steamroller Printing Schedule


Letterpress Fair Steamroller schedule:


Each team will be printing a 36"x36" block of linoleum, to be printed on a 42"x42" sheet of paper (which was GRACIOUSLY donated to us for this event by an unnamed patron - THANK YOU!) using a 2-ton 47" Dual-drum Virbratory Steamroller! Yew!


Come see! 

SUNDAY 4/23/2017 during Design Week Portland at:
REDD Building
831 SE Salmon St
Portland, OR 97214

!! -- RAIN OR SHINE -- !!

2017 Portland Letterpress Printers Fair is coming!!


We are gearing up for what is likely to be another banner year for Portland's Letterpress Fair!! Join us @ 831 SE Salmon St, PDX for printing, printers, festivities and merriment!

Just like last year, your Portland Printers Alliance is organizing steamroller printing, a marketplace of printed goods and equipment from local/regional shops, live book arts demonstrations, raffle prizes including the fresh steamroller prints, free drinks(!) , and much more.

Stay tuned here and @ DesignWeekPortland.com for the latest details, and to find out how you can help make this year's event a success!! (hint: bring yourself.. and a friend, or volunteer!)

Looking forward to seeing your shining faces April 23rd, rain or shine!

Halloween Wayzgoose

wayzgoose noun wayz·goose \ˈwāzˌgüs\ plural: wayzgooses: 1. :  an annual printers' entertainment traditionally at the end of summer, marking the start of the season of working by candlelight.

noun wayz·goose \ˈwāzˌgüs\

plural: wayzgooses: 1. :  an annual printers' entertainment traditionally at the end of summer, marking
the start of the season of working by candlelight.

Hosted by the Portland Printers Alliance
Tickets $13

Please RSVP by October 20th

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Portland Letterpress Fair

The 7th Annual Letterpress Printers Fair celebrates the historic craft of letterpress printing and the community who sustains it. Letterpress printing is one of the few remaining craft industries where its practitioners are innovating contemporary applications using centuries’ old technology. Browse goods from an array of local printers, book artists, designers, and lovers of type. Experience live printing with a steamroller and hands-on demonstrations. Try your hand at book arts! Win a unique print in our raffle! Enjoy libations and food as we inspire you with the coalescence of 500 years of printing!