Author: Barbara Hauser

Hello! I am new to letterpress, though I was involved in publishing for many years as an editor/writer. I have taken the "Introduction to Letterpress" class at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles (three times), the "Digital Letterpress" class at Otis, and a two-day Vandercook maintenance workshop, all taught by Mr. Gerald Lange. In the spring of 2007 I purchased a Vandercook No. 4, SN 18794, from the International Printing Museum in Carson, California. I am in the process of setting up a small home studio with the intention of producing broadsides and small editions of handbound books -- someday! I may do just enough commercial ephemera to offset the considerable expenses one incurs in this undertaking -- does it ever stop? :-) The press was in farily decent shape but needed quite a bit of cleaning. I documented the restoration project on Flickr under the name Lunada Bay Letterpress. My Flickr page also shows how my little studio is shaping up.