Letterpress Associations

The network of letterpress printers is a tightly knit group of artists with a passion for their craft as well as the community at large. The association of letterpress printers reaches in all directions around the globe.

Briar Press

Proudly introducing the bleeding-edge world of personalized desktop publishing circa 1820. Briar Press is a community of over 72,000 printers and artists dedicated to the preservation of letterpress.

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Letterpress Commons

Letterpress Commons is built by the community, for the community and fosters the exchange of accessible, authoritative, and inspirational letterpress information for letterpress printers by providing a free venue for online articles and multimedia.

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Ladies of Letterpress

Ladies of Letterpress is an international trade organization for letterpress printers and print enthusiasts.  Our mission is to promote the art and craft of letterpress printing and to encourage the voice and vision of women printers. We strive to maintain the cultural legacy of fine press printing while advancing it as a living, contemporary art form as well as a viable commercial printing method. Membership is open to both men and women.

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Amalgamated Printers' Association

The Amalgamated Printers’ Association was organized in 1958 as a hobby printers group so that members could improve their skills, expand their knowledge, and exchange samples of their letterpress work. Today, the APA consists of both professional and amateur letterpress printers, but our emphasis is still on the exchange of members’ letterpress printing and information on sources of equipment and better printing practices.

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American Printing History Association

The American Printing History Association (APHA) is a membership organization that encourages the study of the history of printing and related arts and crafts, including calligraphy, typefounding, typography, papermaking, bookbinding, illustration, and publishing.

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Fine Press Book Association

The FPBA was formed by a group of individuals sharing common interests in the art of printing, the matching of worthwhile texts with significant images and artistic expression through the structure of a book. Its goal is to promote the appreciation of such books and encourage their production. These aims are to be pursued in a number of ways including enhanced dialogue between book printers, designers and others in the book arts and the inspiration of the public at large.

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