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Bay Area Printers’ Fair & Wayzgoose
May 6, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pmFree
The 2017 S. F. Bay Area Printers’ Fair & Wayzgoose is coming to San Jose’s History Park on May 6, 2017. Sponsored by the San Jose Printers’ Guild, this free event celebrates letterpress printing and allied arts.
2017 marks the fourth year of the Printers’ Fair and Wayzgoose at History San Jose. Print enthusiasts, students, educators, graphic designers, typophiles, artists, and printers new or old will enjoy the demonstrations, tours, and array of vendors and exhibitors. All ages are welcome!
Letterpress Demonstrations & Shop Tours: Museum Print Shop
San Jose Printers’ Guild members will help visitors print keepsakes on several vintage presses from handset wood and metal type, and lead tours of a 1900s era print shop.
Letterpress Printers’ Market & Shopping Letterpress Supplies and Printed Goods, Book Arts, etc.
Exhibitors will be offering letterpress printed goods, artist books, fine papers, ink, handset type, and reference materials, as well as printing presses, tools, and equipment for printing and related crafts.
Exhibitors and featured artists and craftsmen will demonstrate the skills related to printing and book arts, and show visitors how to set type and impress ink onto paper. Demonstrations include hand papermaking, linocut and woodblock printing, and hand-setting metal type to print on a tabletop press. Visitors can print their own poster from wood type courtesy of the San Jose Printers’ Guild. Don’t forget to ride the historic trolley for free!
Food and Drink
Lunch will be available from a food truck on the grounds. Cold drinks and frozen treats will be available at O’Brien’s Candy Store & Ice Cream Parlor in the Pacific Hotel.