The purpose of the Bergen Letterpress Atelier is to make available to letterpress artists (or those who wish they were) a wide variety of letterpress equipment and supplies. By this summer, the Atelier will be in operation with the following letterpress tools:
- Adana 8 x 5 tabletop press
- Chandler & Price platen presses: 8 x 10, 10 x 15 and 14 x 22
- Heidelberg “Windmill” press 10 x 15
- Vandercook press SP-15
Workers at the Atelier have access to these presses, as well as metal and wood type, decorative typecuts, guillotine paper cutters, and all the supplies necessary for fine printing.
In addition, Bergen Fine Print has in operation a very rare Monotype display caster, along with the matrices to cast dozens of fonts and dingbats in sizes from 14pt – 36pt.
Come explore your passion for letterpress, or learn more about what makes the process–and the result–totally unique. Equipment at the Atelier is also suitable for printing from lino blocks and woodcuts.