An invitation to join:

Book Arts Santa Cruz is organization for everyone interested in the book arts.

In the early 1980s a group of Santa Cruz letterpress printers actively involved in making fine press books formed the Printers' Chappel of Santa Cruz. Today, because the world of the book has changed, and there are so many people interested in the book arts who are not letterpress printers, members of the SCPC have decided to create a new organization, Book Arts Santa Cruz. We welcome and want to include printers, printmakers, graphic designers, marblers, calligraphers, scrap bookers, binders, papermakers, book collectors, artists… in other words, everyone interested in the book arts, novices and professionals alike.

If you want to be part of BASC, send an email to Matt at, or call Peter at 475-1455

Friday, January 27, 2012

Book Arts Santa Cruz, Keeping the momentum going...

Gary Kohler and the folks at Shoreline Press will be hosting our next Book Arts Santa Cruz meeting on Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 from 5-8 PM. If you need further directions, please call Shoreline Press at (831) 475-6387. Any and all interested in the book arts are invited to come socialize and see the operations. Mr. Kohler and staff plan to have ink on the presses in "production" for the first hour, followed by tours and mingling. Please bring pot-luck finger food. Here is some info about Shoreline Press with photos:

Shoreline Press, old school—letterpress equipment dating from 1890, new school-2.5 kw solar system that has generated over 33240 kilowatt hours of electricity since 2004. We do letterpress printing, die cutting, scoring, perforating, numbering, foil stamping, embossing, de-bossing and kiss cutting.

Shoreline Press has been in business in Santa Cruz County since 1982 and currently has eight letterpresses. Equipment includes 1 Chandler & Price, 2 Kluges, 1 Heidelberg GTP, 4 Heidelberg TP , 1 Nu Aru Process Camera, 1 AV photo polymer plate maker, and a 36” Senator cutter.

The letterpress equipment will be in operation from 5:00 pm to about 6:00 pm before the meeting.

Shoreline Press is located at: 2551 South Rodeo Gulch Road, #12

Soquel, California

Please RSVP to confirm your attendance to

For more information about Book Arts Santa Cruz, call Peter Thomas (831) 475-1455

Monday, January 23, 2012

Book Arts Santa Cruz at the SC MAH

Here are some pictures from Jim MacKenzie, taken at our recent event at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History.