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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

For Love and Liberty: New book of artwork by political prisoner Tom Manning


Inkworks Press is proud to have printed a beautiful and powerful book of artwork by political prisoner Tom Manning. This attractive book, designed by Oakland’s Front Group, is peppered with relevant essays amidst Manning’s lush oil paintings. For more information about Tom Manning and his work, contact

And please call Inkworks Press for your next short-run, perfect-bound book of essays, poetry, or artwork.

Large format poster for the American Public Health Association!


We are proud of the four-color 17″ x 24″ poster we printed on our Speedmaster 74 for the American Public Health Association! Designed by Lincoln Cushing of DocsPopuli, this poster helps promote the health and safety rights of workers that the APHA has supported for 100 years.

Consider printing a large-scale poster for your organization with Inkworks Press today — sometimes, size matters!

UC Berkeley School of Law celebrates human rights



Inkworks Press just finished printing this beautiful and poignant booklet of human rights struggles throughout the world for the UC Berkeley School of Law’s Human Rights Center’s 20th anniversary celebration.

The incredible photographs in this 16-page, 8.5″ square booklet are works by renowned photojournalists Jean Marie Simon, Sebastião Salgado, Susan Meiselas, Ken Light, and others, which will be auctioned to benefit the work of the HRC.

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We at Inkworks are happy to help support the HRC and its political mission.

If you are considering printing a short-run booklet for your group or organization, but need more information, paper or format ideas, or just price quotes,  give Inkworks a call.

APHA Bookmarks for web

The American Printing History Association’s NorCal Chapter has been busy this year recruiting members, and the venerable organization needed a memorable giveaway bookmark to entice new people to join. They printed these eye-catching bookmarks here at Inkworks Press.

If you are curious as to what the funny things on the bookmark are, maybe you should consider joining APHA NorCal today!

And give Inkworks Press a call to print full-color bookmarks to promote your organization!


Print historian, poster archivist, and former Inkworker Lincoln Cushing spoke about Bay Area political and countercultural print shops from the 1960s to the present.

This illustrated talk, RED ALL OVER, sponsored by the American Printing History Association’s NorCal Chapter,  took place at the SFPL’s Koret Auditorium.

Click here for a video of the event!

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SF Center for the Book’s latest catalog


Inkworks Press is pleased to be printing this gorgeous catalog for the SFCB’s upcoming Mail Art exhibition! The SF Center for the Book is the Bay Area’s premier letterpress printing and book arts workshop studio. This clever cover collage was executed by Maureen Forys of Happenstance Type-O-Rama, an Oakland-based design firm.

Consider using Inkworks for your catalogs, books, chapbooks, etc., in quantities from 5 to 50,000. Give us a call or email now!




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2014 calendars!

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Vegetable lovers, take note… this mouthwatering Farmers Market calendar featuring delectable watercolors by David Johnson and sensuous recipes by Leslie Stiles was printed on our eco-friendly four-color DI press using vegetable-oil based inks.

And it’s not too late to get your 2014 calendar printed…  give us a call at Inkworks Press today!




INKWORKS PRESS POSTER BOOK, “Visions of Peace and Justice”

Now just $10.00* through December 31!

Get a jump on your holiday giving… our gorgeous and provocative book of posters from the Inkworks Press archives is on sale through December 31, 2013, for just $10 (*plus tax and shipping)!

When you call, email, or just come in, let us know you saw it advertised on our website!


While you’re at it, order your holiday cards, envelopes, and/or notecards now at a 30% discount (maximum discount $200, good through 12.31.13). Just give us the code “winterdiscount” to qualify.

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Amazon Watch: Celebrating 16 years of struggle

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Inkworks Press just finished printing Amazon Watch’s lush and beautiful Annual Report: Amazon in Focus.

Amazon Watch is an organization that has been working for 16 years now to protect the rainforest and advance the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin. They partner with indigenous and environmental organizations in campaigns for human rights, corporate accountability and the preservation of the Amazon’s ecological systems.

We support their mission and are proud they chose us as their printer!