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VENDOR REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN AT http://www.printmuseum.org/printersfair/vendor-registration/
4th Annual LA Printers Fair
Saturday, October 6, 2012; 9am-5pm
International Printing Museum
315 Torrance Boulevard, Carson, California 90745
ABOUT: The fair supports the non-profit International Printing Museum and its educational mission and is suitable for all ages. Students, Educators, families, enthusiasts, collectors, typophiles, bibliophiles, graphic designers, artists and professionals will enjoy the varied demonstrations and array of vendors. Children are welcome but need to be accompanied by an adult at all times. Even if you’ve been to the Museum before, you’ll see new vendors and materials at the Fair.
ACTIVITIES RUNNING THROUGHOUT THE DAY INCLUDE:
• Letterpress “Swap Meet:” Don’t miss your chance to buy antique letterpress equipment and everything you need for your own print shop. Type-lovers, graphic designers, artists, printers and members of the public are welcome to ogle over hundreds of cases of type and thousands of pounds of equipment and presses.
• General Gallery Tours – experience 500 years of printing history as our knowledgeable docents guide you through our collection. Letterpress demonstrations on various presses will be on-going throughout the day.
• “The 40’s Shop” - Travel back in time to experience a 40’s era working print shop. See Windmills, Ludlows, Linotypes, platen presses, proofing presses, a Miehle Vertical and our vast collection of wood and lead type. See slugs cast on our working Linotype operated by Luis Garcia.
• Purchase beautiful letterpress-printed pieces, artist books, gorgeous handmade and commercial paper/envelopes and more from one of our vendors.
PARKING: Please park across Torrance Blvd. in the K-mart Shopping Center in the truck area and not in front of the store. Use the crosswalk to get to the Museum side. You may also drop off visitors in front of the Museum main entrance.
ADMISSION: $6 General Admission for everybody, all ages. Cash is recommended though we do take credit cards. Exact change is appreciated. You may also purchase your Fair tickets through PayPal and bring your printed receipt as proof of admission, or show your receipt on your mobile device. A link to the PayPal option will be posted here when available.
DRINKS: Cold drinks and food will be available for sale. You may also bring your own snacks and drinks.
WEATHER: We will hold the Fair rain or shine. Wear comfortable clothing.
PURCHASES: Bring your own tote or reusable bag to store items you may be purchasing or to hold free material.
*If you plan on purchasing presses or other equipment you will need to carry your item to your vehicle. A rolling cart might be advisable. You will need to make individual arrangements with Vendors on the delivery of your press or heavier equipment.
Each vendor will handle all payments either by cash, check, credit card or PayPal.
RAFFLE: Raffle tickets are only $1 to win outstanding items such as rare books, letterpress pieces and more.
For more information or comments regarding the 2012 Fair, contact the Fair Director Rachelle W. Chuang at email@example.com.