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15.-Visions-of-Peace-and-Justice

JANUARY 2016 UPDATE FROM INKWORKS PRESS

Dear customers, friends and colleagues:

Inkworks Press has closed our business as of 12/31/2015.

We are referring new work to Community Printers. They have opened a Berkeley office staffed by long time Inkworker Ranil Abeysekera. Community Printers is a worker-managed cooperative and union shop that provides high quality digital, offset and wide-format printing as well as bindery, fulfillment and packaging services. They will continue Inkworks’ history of collaboration with Design Action Collective and New Solidarity.

For all new estimates and any questions you may have, please contact Ranil:
ranil [at ] comprinters.com / 510.455.2700

We are also referring customers to former Inkworker Wakean MacLean and New Solidarity for union-made buttons, stickers, business forms and other specialty promotional materials. Please contact Wakean at info [at] newsolidarity.com / 510-652-2076

For updates and background please continue to visit our website.

Thanks for your support over the years.

We look forward to seeing you at our grand finale party early 2016

The Inkworks Press Collective


 

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM INKWORKS PRESS

Dear customers, friends and colleagues:

As you may have heard, Inkworks Press will close shop at the end of this year. We are open for business through December 18, 2015.

We are pleased to announce some very good news!  Community Printers of Santa Cruz, a sister shop to Inkworks, will open a Berkeley office December 21, 2015, staffed by long time Inkworker Ranil Abeysekera.

We are working closely with Community Printers to insure that our customers will continue to receive superior printing and excellent customer service.

Community Printers is a worker-managed cooperative and union shop that provides high quality digital, offset and wide-format printing as well as bindery, fulfillment and packaging services. They will continue Inkworks’ history of collaboration with Design Action Collective and New Solidarity.

For all new estimates and any questions you may have, please contact Ranil at Community Printers:

ranil@comprinters.com
510.455.2700

For updates, please continue to visit our website.

Thanks for your support over the years.
We look forward to seeing you at our grand finale party in early 2016,
The Inkworks Press Collective

Letter to our customers – August 2015

Dear Friend:

Thank you for all the support you have shown us.  Working with you, we have been able to print for peace and justice for the last 41 years! It is a proud accomplishment that we share with you.

After much difficult discussion, Inkworks has decided to end operations at the end of this year. We are continuing to print through December and we are counting on you to help us keep going.

Until then, we would like to do all your usual printing and, if you have other additional projects, we welcome them.  This is a great time to stock up on all your stationery, business forms, and other items that have a long shelf life.

We want to make full use of our last half year. There are still many projects we wish to fulfill. One important goal is to document our printing history and our connection to the progressive community which we will post on our website, our facebook page, and in some printed form. We want to collaborate with you to make the visual and written record of that connection.

We are developing our plans for the transition and will let you know as things progress. We will assist you to make sure your printing needs will continue to be met. While most of us will be retiring or pursuing other endeavors, a few will remain in printing. There is an effort to build a new business that includes printing as a component. Print brokering is also an option, which will let you continue to work with people you trust. We can also provide you with referrals.

We are grateful that we have been able to serve you over the years. We look forward to working with you as Inkworks prints its last chapter, and celebrating with you when we have our grand finale party.

In solidarity,
your friends at Inkworks Press

OPEN LETTER TO OUR COMMUNITY

Dear Customers and Community:

Many of you have heard that Inkworks recently sold our building to the Cheeseboard, in a friendly agreement that allows Inkworks to get out of a cash flow bind and gives us the time to plan our future. (For more information, go to this article by Judith Scherr.)

We Are Open For Business, and we ask that you continue to Send Us Yours!

We will be in our current location until March 2016, and we’re discussing what happens after that. We all want to see the legacy and vision of Inkworks continue in some form, and invite your suggestions, which will be invaluable in helping us to determine our future.

This year Inkworks celebrates our 40th Anniversary!

Inkworks was born out of the people’s movements of the ‘60s and ‘70s, with the mission of serving the printing needs of the progressive/left communities. We appreciate the years of collaboration, and thank you for your business and on-going support.

In solidarity,
The Inkworks Press Collective

The Living New Deal lives on!

city lightsThe Living New Deal is a group dedicated to documenting, preserving and commemorating the legacy of the 1930s and the scope and impact of FDR’s New Deal on Americans’ lives and landscapes. The people at LND bring this history up to date as they attempt to educate today’s policymakers about the proven effectiveness of this economic model.

Inkworks is glad to be able to help this historical and visionary organization out with their printing! We’ve printed their postcards, a fantastic map detailing WPA art and architecture,  fundraising brochures, posters, and more.

Give Inkworks Press a call today to help get YOUR organization the collateral it needs to fundraise and get the word out! 510.845.7111 or estimating@inkworkspress.org.

Kudos to International Rivers!

 

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Bittersweet, to see the final issue of World Rivers Review roll off the presses. This powerful review has been in print since 1985, and Inkworks Press is proud to have been a part of getting the word out there for such a great and effective organization dedicated to protecting rivers and appropriate freshwater management worldwide. Thank you International Rivers!

Congratulations to Ying Lee!

J10611_YingLee_CoverWe at Inkworks Press congratulate Ying Lee for being honored as Woman of the Year for Assembly District 15!

Ying has been an inspiration to all who have worked with her.  We are glad we can call her our friend; she was kind enough to write an introduction to one of the chapters in the Inkworks book: Visions of Peace and Justice.

We are also very happy that  we were able to print Ying’s memoir:  Ying Lee: From Shanghai to Berkeley. Keep up the great work, Ying!

#BLACKLIVESMATTER

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Inkworks Press is proud to donate poster printing for the massive popular response to the deaths of unarmed black men Eric Garner and Mike Brown and the failure of the American judicial system to prosecute racist police.

These beautiful posters were designed by DignidadRebelde and printed on our 29″ Heidelberg Speedmaster. We hope they have helped with the efforts to raise public consciousness around the issues of police brutality and institutionalized racism in America!