Vandercook Press Maintenance
Instructor Paul Moxon

In House Workshop at JCBA
Saturday June 17, 2023
9 AM to 5 PM
JCBA Printshop at FAU's Wimberly Library, Room 350

Come learn how your press really works: Participants will learn all the points of maintenance, cleaning, and lubrication so as to be prepared for potential problems and to make or direct repairs. We have a Vandercook 4 and 4T at the JCBA Printshop, but we will discuss all Vandercook models of interest and other brands of presses, as warranted. Whether you use studio presses, own a press, or are thinking of buying one, this workshop will provide excellent direction for your future presswork. Bring your questions, photos, and/or broken parts. Paul will also share examples from his collection of Vandercook literature.


$150 general public / $140 FAU faculty & staff and students from other institutions / $125 FAU students. Advance registration is required for all JCBA workshops. To register, email JCBA Director John Cutrone ( Class limit: 10.


Paul Moxon is a studio letterpress printer and independent educator (MFA, MLIS Alabama). He has lectured at over sixty book arts centers and universities throughout the US and Canada. He is the author of Vandercook Presses: Maintenance, History, and Resources and moderates Paul is the website editor for the American Printing History Association and has held fellowships at Rare Book School and the Newberry Library. He is the proprietor of Fame or Shame Press.