2016 S.F. Bay Area Printers’ Fair

 & Wayzgoose

April 9, 2016, 10 AM to 3 PM
The 2016 S.F. Bay Area Printers’ Fair & Wayzgoose is coming to San Jose’s History Park on April 9, 2016. Sponsored by the San Jose Printers’ Guild, this free event celebrates letterpress printing and allied arts. 2016 marks the third 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!

Rain or shine we will be printing! The forecast is for a chance of showers. If conditions dictate, we will move all exhibitors inside. What else can you do on a damp day than come and print with us! It will be almost like printing on dampened paper, always the sweetest way.


2016 S.F. Bay Area Printers’ Fair & Wayzgoose
Event Date: April 9, 2016
Event Time: 10 AM to 3 PM
Event Location: History Park, 635 Phelan Ave., San Jose, CA 95112

Activities running throughout the day include:
LP-ThingsLetterpress 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.

WikiupArtist/Exhibitor Demonstrations
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!

Confirmed exhibitors through March 29, 2016:

  • skylineAmerican Bookbinders Museum
  • Book Club of California
  • Bryan Kring
  • Crown Flexo Graphics
  • Dean Drumheller
  • Dutch Poet Press
  • Eleanor Murray
  • Guild of Saint Alban, Protomartyr
  • gutwrench press
  • Hicks Brothers Printing Equipment, LLC
  • Hungry Ronin Press
  • Ink in Tubes
  • Johanna Shipley
  • Letterpress Things – John Barrett
  • Littoral Press
  • Mobile Mill, a traveling paper studio
  • Peter and Donna Thomas
  • Pillowface Press
  • Printers National
  • Ramco Roller Products
  • San Jose Printers’ Guild
  • School of Visual Philosophy
  • SJSU Printmaking Club
  • Skyline Type Foundry LLC
  • Sonoma County Letterpress Studio
  • TechShop Inc.
  • Turtlesilk Press
  • Viviane Schupbach — Collage Artist
  • Wikiup Press

script-woodtypeFood 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.

Location, Parking and Admission
Admission is free!
History Park is located at 635 Phelan Ave., San Jose, CA 95112
Park for free on local streets or use the San Jose city parking lot on Phelan Ave. for $6.

EatsShootsLeavesDirections: Exit Highway 280 at 10th St., then go south on 10th., left on Keyes St., right on Senter Rd., left on Phelan Ave. History San Jose is ahead on left; visitor parking lot ($6) is straight ahead at end of Phelan Ave.

For more information about the event, contact info@sjprintersguild.com.

Thanks to all the exhibitors, visitors, and volunteers who made the 2015 Bay Area Printers’ Fair & Wayzgoose a big success! The event featured two dozen exhibitors and vendors, with numerous demonstrations throughout the day. Several hundred visitors attended. Download the 2015 exhibitor list and map in PDF format, or view 2015 exhibitor list online.