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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

Kudos to International Rivers!



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!


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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!

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Inkworks Press teamed up with Cloven Hoof Press to host a table at the SF Center for the Book’s Roadworks Steamroller Printing Fair! We were happy to support the SF Center for the Book and the local book arts and letterpress printing community, and it was a thrill to watch the giant 3′ x 3′ linoleum cuts get printed in the street with a 7-ton antique steamroller!

Book artists, zine authors, craftspeople, printmakers, and small publishers, consider Inkworks Press for your short-run printing needs!

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.


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

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!