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  • Ava Sayaka Rosen
    3 years, 2 months ago


    Material Print Machine is a new artist-run community print studio and bindery at the Omni Commons in Oakland. We are a collective of people dedicated to the art of print and publishing who have come together to share skills, knowledge, and resources. Material Print Machine supports small presses and individual artists by hosting free trainings, workshops, and events, and by providing reasonably priced monthly memberships and weekly public Open Hours. Our goal is to create an accessible space that fosters radical creative engagement and collaboration between a variety of literary micro-communities. 

    We could really use your support! We have been getting the space ready for the past 3 months and are so close to being ready to open to the public. We just need a few last things… if you have any to spare, we promise they will be used often and with enthusiasm!

    WE NEED:

    Slug cutter

    Coppers and Brasses (various pt. sizes)

    Speed Quoins and Keys

    Furniture cabinet

    Type cabinets (w/o type)

    Oil can


    Pica poles / Line gauges

    Gauge pins / Grippers for platen press

    Boxcar Bases

    Fireproof storage cabinet (for chemicals)


    Specific Equipment Needs:

    15? Lockup bar for Vandercook 215

    Cotter pin for Wheel of C&P 8×12? Treadle press (approx. 9mm, square end)

    New rollers for Kelsey Excelsior 9×13? Model F Tabletop Press

    Feel free to come by and/or spread the word! We are looking for more collective members.

    You can contact us at

    More about us:

    Thanks ladies!

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