This site succeeds Mark Wilden's immensely useful Vandercook Proof Press website (2003–2005). On behalf of all Vandercook enthusiasts, I thank him for his good work. Mark (with the help of his son Bert) based his site on data and commentary provided by Harold E. Sterne, former co-owner of Vandersons, and by Fritz Klinke owner of NA Graphics.
Mark was also guided by Gerald Lange, author of Printing Digital Type on the Hand-Operated Flatbed Cylinder Press and moderator of the PPLetterpress Discussion List, and by Robert R. Vandercook, Jr., great-grandson of Robert O. Vandercook and grandson of Fred Vandercook.
Other Helpful Vandercook people to Mark were: Mel Ristau, Casey McGarr, Bill Wetzel, George Hentea, Jeffrey Loop, Martha Chiplis, Emily Johnson, Nels Johnson, Paul Moxon, Eric Holub, Lance Williams, John Horn, Dave Celani, Neil Giroux, Bill Litfin, Rich Campbell, Arie C. Koelewyn, Greg Shattenberg, and Walker Rumble.
See also Bibliography:Sources of Images on this Site.
As of March 2005, this site is maintained by Paul Moxon. I am grateful for the continuing support of Fritz Klinke and NA Graphics and Hal Sterne.
I also wish to thank the following persons and organizations: Paul Aken, Paul Alessini, Michael Babcock, Rocky Baranowski, Paul Brown, Eric Brunvand, Dave Buchen, Simon Caquard, Katherine Case, Martha Chiplis, Terry Chouinard, Kate Clapper, Jason Davis, Robert Finkel, Scott Fisk, Colin Frazer, Sandra Fritz & Illinois State Library, Julie Gibb & Christian Morrison, Margaret Nolan Hay, Eric Holub, John Horn, M'Lissa Kesterman & Cincinnati Historical Society, Ellen Knudson, Harold Kyle, Gerald Lange, Kevin B. Leonard & Northwestern University Library Archives, Elisabeth Long, Jeffrey Loop, Eric May, Steve Miller & The University of Alabama MFA in Book Arts Program, Andrew Miller-Brown, Mike O'Conner & Amalgamated Printers Association, Martyn Ould, Asa Peavy, Steve Pittelkow & Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Marnie Powers-Torrey, Gunars Prande, Pulaski (NY) Historical Society, Paul Romaine, David S. Rose, Nathan Rose, Emil Rozek, Alan Runfeldt, Champe Smith, Jennifer Sorensen, Jessica Spring, Stacey Stern, Chuck Sumner, Steve Sylvester, Luis Miguel Valdes, Linda Wilbur, Wilmette (Illinois) Public Library, Gretchen Winger, David Wolske, and Yellowstone National Park Archives Service.
Also these former Vandercook & Sons employees: Bill Critchlow, Stanley Metza, Dick Tower and Gene Wenderski.
I encourage all persons with information to share to contact me. All errors and omissions are mine.
Vandercookpress.info is a free resource for operators of Vandercook Proof Presses and is not legally affiliated with any owner of the name Vandercook.
For press parts and printing supplies please contact NA Graphics.