Meet the talented group of artisans participating in the Print Expo & Fair 2019 in the field of bookbinding, letterpress, printmaking, papermaking, and book arts.
The Aliquando Press, founded in 1962 by owner William Rueter, is specializing in handmade letterpress-printed books. Multiple award winner, Rueter's work graced many public and private libraries in Canada, US, UK and the Netherlands. Rueter has also designed various stamps for Canada Post.
Book Arts, Bookbinding
Website : www.allsortspress.com
Sara Froese owns and operates a letterpress print shop called All Sorts Press out of industrial Hamilton, ON, where she specializes in producing hand-crafted printed matter using an antique human-powered printing press. She prints customs work as well as her own cards, notebooks, calendars and prints using a combination of illustration, traditional typesetting, and line block carving.
Website : www.anykeypress.ca
Any Key Press is a small family-run print studio in Toronto. While our motto is 'we will print anything on any surface', the true love and passion is in letterpress and designing for it. Running a C&P platen handfed, a recently-acquired Heidelberg windmill and with access to a fleet of finishing equipment, Any Key Press offers wedding invitations, stationery and sassy greeting cards. Staying true to the history of the presses, the designs incorporate vintage type, public domain illustrations from our extensive library, or custom illustrations made by the studio owner. Recent projects have included reviving illustrations of Toronto from the 1930s, a custom-crafted set of hardcover books, and hand-drawn wedding invitations.
Website : www.backyardpaperco.com
A creative studio and printingmaking shop whose focus is on creating wonderfully fun and smile inducing letterpress and paper related products and goods. Also the home of the whimsical and wonderful illustrations and assorted goods by Shauna Buck.
Website : www.cbbag.ca
The Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild, founded in 1983, attracts members from all quarters of the book arts community: binders, printers, paper decorators and marblers, calligraphers, and papermakers. CBBAG offers workshops and courses in most book arts subjects. Its core curriculum bookbinding courses constitute the only comprehensive bookbinding education in Canada.
Book Arts, Bookbinding
Website : www.ex-pressart.com
Limited edition linocuts of animals and handmade Japanese Kozo paper. Hand-carved linos, primarily printed on an SP15 Vandercook letterpress.
Website : www.feltonbookbinding.com
Hand book restoration, repair and complete rebinding projects. Also custom boxes and slip cases.
Website : www.georgehillco.com
Wholesaler of tools and materials for the book binding and print fields.
Supplier of materials
Website : www.george-walker.com
Private press operating since 1984. George Walker is a multiple award winner for his illustration work, a print-maker using engraved wood as his medium. Walker has created books on Pierre Elliot Trudeau, Leonard Cohen, Tom Thomson, etc, and his latest, Mary Pickford.
Website : www.gracenotespress.com
Graceful combination of design aesthetic, modern computer techniques with traditional bookbinding methods, beautiful paper and fabric from around the world create books, journals and albums that are made meaningful when filled with your words, photographs, art, collages and memories.
Website : www.hanneloreandmore.blogspot.com
Hannelore is an indepedent artisan bookbinder, in business for 10 years. She creates blank books from high-quality materials--North American text paper, Irish linen thread, and fine cover papers, and handbinds them. Hannelore also repurposes vintage books, as well as works in fabric and leather.
Website : www.inkpetals.com
Small letterpress studio located in the historical district of Woodbridge. I create all things letterpress, prints, cards and some textile products.
Website : www.japanesepaperplace.com
The Japanese Paper Place imports paper from Japan for distribution internationally. It is our goal to encourage creativity through the use of Japanese paper. We host exhibitions and workshops, lecture worldwide, and strive to bring Japanese papermakers and washi-users together. Our papers range from luscious, decorative printed papers, to the most extraordinary fine, natural papers for art making and conservation.
Supplier of materials
Website : www.mackenzieprintery.org
Preserving the craft & artifacts of letterpress printing with an emphasis on the publication of newspapers printed by this methodology.
Website : www.papertrail.ca
The Papertrail is Canada's foremost supplier of materials and equipment for hand papermaking. We also sell marbling and bookbinding supplies, our own handmade paper and marbling, and some supplies for letterpress printing, including new metal type.
Bookbinding, Letterpress, Papermaking, Supplier of materials
Website : www.pomegranateletterpress.com
Two type devils who love typography, letterpress and the fun things you can create with them.
Website : www.porcupinesquill.ca
The Porcupine's Quill is an artisanal publisher that values the art and craft of the book, both in content and in form. Our mandate is to preserve the culture of the printed word by using our expertise in the art of 20th-century offset printing to create quality books that look and feel like 19th-century letterpress products. We specialize in Canadian art and design, book history, memoirs and selectively acquired collections of poetry and fiction from edgy new authors as well as pillars of the canon.
Website : www.clivelewisprintmaker.com
Printmakers whose specialty is engraving. Clive Lewis spent his career in the advertising/marketing business and in both the printing and colour separation/film industries.
Letterpress, Book Arts, Engraving
Website : www.ryerson.ca/gcm
The School of Graphic Communications (GCM) at Ryerson University offers a Bachelor of Technology degree in printing management. Courses include letterpress printing, bookbinding and the Art of The Book.
Website : www.lizmenard.ca
Original Artist’s Books are the hallmark of Skunkcabbage Press. Skunkcabbage’s hand-bound Artist’s Books include original handset letterpress text, etchings, silkscreen prints and woodcuts. Primarily, the focus is upon nature, the environment, native and invisible species that may be found in urban, rural and wilderness watersheds.
Letterpress, Book Arts, Supplier of materials
Website : www.snowbirdart.ca
Artist and printmaker. I make linoleum and woodblock limited edition prints and greeting cards with wood engraving and letterpress techniques.
TotemWorks offers supplies and papermaking kits for making your own handmade paper and creates a multitude of products made with handmade paper. Other products available include handbound books, embellished journals,various sized sheets of handmade paper, bookmarks, magnets gift items, mini art books and small artworks usinghandmade paper collages.
Website : unionarts.weebly.com
Union arts strives to get people back to pen and paper - through unique journals, book necklaces, travel journals, and by offering classes in bookbinding and paper book arts.
Book Arts, Bookbinding