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The Clinker Press

The Clinker Press Clinker Press is a private letterpress studio in Tualatin, Oregon.

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Beautiful sad evidence of the nearby fires.
09/11/2022

Beautiful sad evidence of the nearby fires.

They knew it in 1924!
02/25/2022

They knew it in 1924!

08/23/2021

For those who may be interested I have a shortboresentatiin for the Alcuin Society entitled Clinker Press Shavings on YouTube. You may need to add Alcuin to get it.

Dave Seat, linecaster machinist extraordinaire, came to visit The Clinker Press and solved a number of problems with the...
06/02/2021

Dave Seat, linecaster machinist extraordinaire, came to visit The Clinker Press and solved a number of problems with the Intertype. We should no so thankful that he is willing to repair, adjust and teach you how not to need him. Too bad, we like him and want him to return. Thanks Dave.

Well, it’s my printing shop, so if Klipshorn speakers are desired they get chosen. Incredible sound is this large room. ...
04/11/2021

Well, it’s my printing shop, so if Klipshorn speakers are desired they get chosen. Incredible sound is this large room. Big enough for the Klipsh.

Binsey Poplars printed last year.I just love Hopkins after I read enough times to understand him.
04/11/2021

Binsey Poplars printed last year.I just love Hopkins after I read enough times to understand him.

Most recent Clinker Press pamphlet.
03/29/2021

Most recent Clinker Press pamphlet.

03/29/2021
Project from hell, but not for me. Asked to print the cremation of Sam McGee by Robert Service. They want the typeset pi...
03/01/2021

Project from hell, but not for me. Asked to print the cremation of Sam McGee by Robert Service. They want the typeset piece and the printed sheet to be framed together. I sai: it's going to be a little heavy 🧐

For the cognoscenti only...
12/08/2020

For the cognoscenti only...

09/30/2020

I acquired this tablet representing two pages of the Analects of Confucius, all hand carved. I haven't found a typo yet...just kidding. It is beautiful as it it but I'm planning to print it as a wood block and have it translated.

Now that I have a new printing press I can start printing my new projects.πŸ˜‚
08/16/2020

Now that I have a new printing press I can start printing my new projects.πŸ˜‚

Sexism in History. Quote from an article in The Progressive Printer, 1909 about the Linotype. "The rapid increase in the...
02/26/2020

Sexism in History. Quote from an article in The Progressive Printer, 1909 about the Linotype. "The rapid increase in the number of lady operators on the Linotype has induced an inventor to perfect an attachment which contains a mirror and a can of complexion powder. The merits of this invention are very apparent (!), if however the office devil should transpose the complexion powder can with a graphite can, the result would be deplorable.

This is my  current Website with my Webmaster.
01/17/2020

This is my current Website with my Webmaster.

I love to design a poster and go to the press and play with colors...unfortunately this is not a computer so after each ...
12/13/2019

I love to design a poster and go to the press and play with colors...unfortunately this is not a computer so after each change of color I have to clean the press

Broadside and booklet with a James Joyce poem "Fire from a Burner". He wrote this as if he were the printer (Falconer)wh...
11/05/2019

Broadside and booklet with a James Joyce poem "Fire from a Burner". He wrote this as if he were the printer (Falconer)who agreed to print Dubliners and then read it and burned the edition. Satiric and scatological but great. Dated 1912. I printed it on a Brazilian handmade paper by Moinho Brasil.

Preparation for a future project: Leaves of Grass as a prose poem...I do have my reasons.
10/06/2019

Preparation for a future project: Leaves of Grass as a prose poem...I do have my reasons.

My grandson contemplating his next job on the V50 Miehle Vertical.
08/06/2019

My grandson contemplating his next job on the V50 Miehle Vertical.

Every once in a while a man comes up with an idea that, at first, seems most reasonable but in just a short time he find...
06/26/2019

Every once in a while a man comes up with an idea that, at first, seems most reasonable but in just a short time he finds that he wished he had had a momentary fail in the brain neuron connexion and had not come up with this cockamany idea of stripping the old Albion and painting it. More to come (if I survive the endeavor).

A little inspiration for printing today.
04/09/2019

A little inspiration for printing today.

Finished typesetting a piece on early William Morris written 8 years after his death. Now, prof, proof, proof.
03/10/2019

Finished typesetting a piece on early William Morris written 8 years after his death. Now, prof, proof, proof.

One of the Lectures at the Arts and Crafts Conference in Asheville this year will be on Ruskin...my favorite author (I a...
01/25/2019

One of the Lectures at the Arts and Crafts Conference in Asheville this year will be on Ruskin...my favorite author (I actually read him) so I came up with this for the show. It printed really well on this paper. Remember this is just a photo of the letterpress printed broadside. See you there or at Codex!

Under the recommendation of our son, Eric,  we went to the Willamette Heritage Museum in Salem OR. Wonderful textile mus...
01/23/2019

Under the recommendation of our son, Eric, we went to the Willamette Heritage Museum in Salem OR. Wonderful textile museum with all the great machines still in place. However, I found the only printing item there, one that prints US on to the blankets approved by the military. It made my day!

Preparing for two events. Codex in  Richfield CA (well, Berkeley really) and the Arts and Crafts hoopla at the Grove Par...
01/15/2019

Preparing for two events. Codex in Richfield CA (well, Berkeley really) and the Arts and Crafts hoopla at the Grove Park Inn. This is the first printed item (from the new shop in Tualatin)

12/03/2018

After the complicated (long) move of the Press I'm ready for my first project. A short Biography of Morris written by Elisabeth Luther Cary, who wrote a larger one but published a short version in "The Critic". The piece is very scarce so worthwhile reprinting it. I'll use Janson as the typeface which was favored by Morris and became the bases for his Golden typeface.It may be ready for Codex but probably by the Arts and Crafts Conferencewin Asheville.

06/30/2018

Dave Seat is coming to visit The Clinker Press tomorrow to treat my Intertype which has been sick. Looking forward to having my baby working well.

During our visit to Coimbra to see the wonderful Library we encountered this beautiful and unusual Hand Press (The handl...
04/23/2018

During our visit to Coimbra to see the wonderful Library we encountered this beautiful and unusual Hand Press (The handle is pulled from the back of the machine as far as I could tell.

The only beer a Printer should drink.
03/31/2018

The only beer a Printer should drink.

Clinker Press (well, I) will be giving a lecture for the Double Crown Club in London and I printed a booklet about choos...
03/20/2018

Clinker Press (well, I) will be giving a lecture for the Double Crown Club in London and I printed a booklet about choosing a scientific speaker from the Glasgow Mechanics' Magazine of 1824. It's a hoot!

After many months here is the William Morris Portfolio. Five views of Kelmscott Manor representing five aspects of Morri...
09/07/2017

After many months here is the William Morris Portfolio. Five views of Kelmscott Manor representing five aspects of Morris artistic endeavors.

Clinker Press was well represented at the Rose City Book Show
06/20/2017

Clinker Press was well represented at the Rose City Book Show

Address

4514 SW Trail Rd.
Tulatin, OR
97062

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

(818) 422-2278

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The full recording of our virtual lecture with Andre Chaves of The Clinker Press is out now, preceded by an intro by Peter Hay.
Sign up for our next virtual lecture featuring Andre Chaves of The Clinker Press.

This presentation will include a virtual visit to the Press along with a brief history and definition of what we are about. It will touch extensively on what became known in the 20th century as Typography, addressing the meaning and limitations of the word. It will mention some facts about the Arts and Crafts Movement as a parallel to the Private Press Movement both here and in England. Throughout, it will refer to the inevitable William Morris and his ideas about printing. It is hoped it will be provocative but enjoyable.

Mr. Chaves has prepared an interesting and informative video on this topic, which should be viewed before you attend his presentation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2LtfdIj7-0

Register on EventBrite:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/andre-chaves-clinker-press-shavings-tickets-168419504271
Happy New Year to my dear friends!
Hi Andre - Your website looks great btw. Nicely done :>)
We love the Clinker Press, Harvey and Ellen Knell
Hello Andre! Beautiful page you've started here. Hope to see you soon :>)
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