Friday, November 9, 2012

Master Printer Workshop with Gerald Lange

Offered is a special advanced one-day workshop with me(!) at the Irvine Fine Arts Center.

From the announcement: This course is designed to expose participants to Gerald Lange's years of knowledge on the operation and maintenance of the Vandercook printing press. Explore the finer points of composition, typographic design, and presswork. Special attention will be paid to proper make-ready, press adjustments, ink and inking, preparation of printing surfaces, press editioning, and more [and I should add, the improbable stories will flow].
Saturday, November 17, 2012
9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Course #116234
Register today at or call us at 949.724.6880
14321 Yale Ave Irvine, CA 92604 | 949-724-6880

Bieler tee-shirts

I have it on good authority that JJ Abrams (Bad Robot) was seen wearing one of our tee-shirts!!!.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Printing Letterpress for Over a Quarter of a Century Exhibition

Printing Letterpress for Over a Quarter of a Century

Exhibition at Denison Library in Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the Scripps College Press.

Scripps College, Claremont, California. October 24 to December 4, 2012

Includes The Bieler Press!!!

Friday, October 12, 2012

New Deadline for submitting files to Tamburello

Our photopolymer plate clients should note that a new deadline for submitting e-files to Tamburello Productions, is 3 pm, for early morning delivery the next business day. Please also note that all film negatives submitted to us by USPS need to arrive by 10:30 am for same day processing.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Letterpress Roundtable III

I participated in Boxcar Press's The Letterpress Roundtable, Part III: Shop Tool Star. I like this little thing they have going.

For more tips on tools and ad hoc solutions, go to our Tips and Tricks page.

Monday, June 4, 2012

The Vandercook 100

Heather Mitchell's anthology of Vandercook Printers, The Vandercook 100, is recently released by JustVandy. It is available from Amazon. Extraordinarily fine production. I'm one of those lucky 100.

Richard Bigus fonts

Back in March of 2010, The Bieler Press produced a broadside showing a specimen of the metal foundry typeface Claudius Fraktur. It also introduced (as the colophon) the first showing and letterpress printing of a digital font, BigSpur, designed by Richard Bigus, the highly respected fine press printer/publisher (Labyrinth Editions). It has the best built-in kerning I have ever had the pleasure of setting with. Recent news is that his second typeface, BigSans, has been accepted by Monotype Imaging for distribution later this year on their site.

Richard is currently working on a new typeface, OldStyle Roman, a Jensen, and we will be printing some letterpress specimens of this in the near future. It is possible that these and other material could evolve into the publication of a small pamphlet showing the proof states and revisions of the font. Stay tuned.

Friday, May 11, 2012

The RAS Press Ray Bradbury book available

The RAS Press trade edition of Ray Bradbury′s The Nefertiti-Tut Express is now available.

‟The NEFERTITI-TUT EXPRESS is a beautiful and fantastic book!″—Ray Bradbury