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The elegant woodcut illustration by chapter member, Chris Manson,
for the “print your own keepsake” celebrating our annual Wayzgoose | see story


The 2016 Denker Fellows symposium will be
held on Thursday, November 17th, 3:00 pm in the
Rosenwald Room (LJ205) of the Library of Congress.

The Denker Fellowship Program was established as a memorial to former Chesapeake Chapter president Mike Denker.


Fellows do a presentation on a topic of their choosing having to do with printing or the book arts. The presentations are much anticipated with an impressive range of interesting topics being presented in the past.

Denker Fellows are offered a 1-year membership for their involvement.

Iron handpress for sale
by Greg Robison

Greg Robison, a member of the APHA / Chesapeake Chapter is interested in selling his iron handpress

Press details:
A.B. Taylor iron hand press
Platen: 19″ x 25″
Bed: 22.5″ x 29.75″

Asking price: $5,000 FOB Bethesda (i.e., I will help you load it into your truck or onto your trailer)

Includes a Chase (ID): 19.5″ x 23.5″, tympan, frisket & all operational parts.

The press was manufactured in NYC before 1865 (when company is known to have moved to Chicago and castings changed to “A.B. Taylor & Son”).  A.B. Taylors are relatively rare.  History of press is documented from mid-1880s, when it was owned by I.P. Kieffer and used to published an 8pp German-language Democratic weekly in Remson, Iowa (“Die Glocke”) for the Luxembourger community there.

Greg is principally interested in selling the press but will include in the price other accoutrements as may be necessary to complement destination shop (quoins, furniture & rack, imposing stone on small cabinet, a same-period 16 in. Challenge paper cutter, samples of printing from the press, some printable curiosities, etc.). Photos of most of the major additional pieces are available on request.

Greg can be contacted directly about this equipment at