Vandercook Workshops led by Paul Moxon. Please contact the institution to register. To schedule a workshop, service call, lecture, or private consult, please use the Contact Form.
Vandercook Concentration: Mastering the Proof Press
Maine Media Workshops + College, May 1-7, 2016
This comprehensive workshop delves into the minutiae of Vandercookery. Using presses in the print studio, participants will gain hands-on maintenance experience as preparation for future problems and repairs. (We will also discuss all models of interest and other brands as warranted.) Once the presses have been serviced, we will investigate materials and methods to improve the technical quality of presswork. With a focus on production printing using proof presses, we will examine the control of inking, cylinder packing, proper height of plates, form imposition, lockup and registration aids. By standardizing materials (as much as possible) we will do “minimum makeready” to achieve maximum results — just like Vandercook intended.
Participants will learn all the points of maintenance, cleaning and lubrication so as to be prepared for potential problems and make or direct repairs. We will also discuss all models of interest and other brands as warranted. Whether you use a school press, own one, or are planning to buy, this workshop will provide excellent direction for your future presswork. Bring your questions, photos and/or broken parts. Paul will also share examples from his collection of Vandercook literature.
Proof Press Finesse
May 28-29 Southwest School of Art, San Antonio