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Thanks for helping us Celebrate 50 Years of Letterpress at History Park!
2023 S.F. Bay Area Printers’ Fair & Wayzgoose April 29, 2023

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BAPF-04-2023The Bay Area Printers’ Fair & Wayzgoose returned on April 29, 2023 at History Park, 635 Phelan Ave, San Jose, CA. Thanks so much to our exhibitors and our record-setting number of visitors!

The annual event is sponsored by the San Jose Printers’ Guild and History San Jose. April 29 marks the exact 50th anniversary of the opening of the Printing Office at History Park. We are celebrating 50 years of letterpress printing at History San Jose!

PARKING: There is ample parking in the city lot at the end of Phelan Avenue, just next to History Park. The fee is $6 to buy a permit from the machine in the lot, payable by cash or credit card. There is also limited free parking on nearby streets.

This is a FREE and public event celebrating letterpress printing, typography, book arts, ephemera, fine paper, printmaking, and allied arts.

Peruse the marketplace with over 40 vendors and exhibitors, offering letterpress printed cards, art prints, book arts, fine papers, ink, handset type, vintage books, jewelry, and ephemera, as well as printing presses, tools, supplies, and equipment for printing and related crafts

Print enthusiasts, students, educators, graphic designers, typophiles, artists, and printers new or old will enjoy the sights and hands-on demos. Print your own wood type poster!


Special thanks goes to Skyline Type Foundry for their generous support as our Gold Sponsor.
And to our Bronze Sponsors, Visual Media Alliance and APHA NorCal (American Printing History Association, NorCal Chapter).
Hot Lead Sponsors: Ink in Tubes, and La Perla Druckwerkstatt, Santa Rosa, Kalifornien USA

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cards2023 Exhibitor List:

As of 4/20/23

Type Anatomy T-Shirts now available!

Our 2022 T-shirts for the Printers’ Fair & Wayzgoose are now available to order online. Select from six colors and all sizes. Available in men’s and women’s cuts.

This 100% cotton t-shirt features Type Anatomy artwork adapted from American Type Founders’ marketing material circa 1950, detailing the parts of a piece of metal foundry type. Redrawn by Dennis Peterson, with modifications by Tom Colson. Created for the 2022 Bay Area Printers’ Fair & Wayzgoose.

Sales benefit the San Jose Printers’ Guild to help underwrite costs for the 2023 event. Priced at $24.99 plus tax and shipping. Order here:


Type at Play collective book

For the thirteenth year, members of the San Jose Printers’ Guild have created a collective book, with pages printed in each member’s shop. This year the collection is titled Type at Play: A Collection of Playful Printing. It contains 20 pages plus cover, side bound with brass brads. The pages measure 4.5″ x 6″. A donation of $6 is requested plus $3 for shipping. To order go to the following link (Note: We may substitute a similar recent edition if this one is sold out.)