Posts Categorized: Book Arts

Studio Access Training: Post Production Tools

This authorization can get you authorized to operate the many “post production” tools available at Spudnik Press Cooperative, including book binding and publication tools. The following equipment is available:

  • Spiral Binder
  • Duplexer (Dry Mount Press)
  • Thermal Binder
  • Corner Rounder
  • Manual Guillotine
  • Electric Guillotine
  • Copy Stand & Digital SLR
  • Button Maker
  • Laminator

In addition, there are bountiful resources available ranging from PVA to a nipping press to a type writer, all available for use through our studio programs. We will also address related resale materials, including paper, and various tools available for check-out.

This training session is ideal for book artists, comic and zine producers, stationary printers, and anyone who needs to document their artwork or product line.

To remain as accessible and welcoming as possible while ensuring the health and safety of both staff and visitors, we are currently offering private trainings that are part online / part in-person. More Details

Private Lessons: Gap Lessons

“Gap Lessons” are designed to support people transitioning from taking classes to using our Open Studio program, and to offer efficient and focused one-on-one support for people embarking on new projects or who need help working through a particular printing issue.

Taught by our in-house staff of skilled printers/artists, these one-hour lessons can help fill in any gaps that have held you back from getting the most out of your time at the studio.

Lessons are often scheduled preceding an Open Studio session to allow students to work with staff for an hour before their full studio session.

Email info@spudnikpress.org to schedule a lesson. Lessons are typically scheduled at least one-two weeks in advance. Instead of enrolling through our website, an online invoice will be sent once a lesson is confirmed. Please include in the email:

  • The specific topic or skill you would like help with
  • Any particular staff you would like to be paired with
  • Availability: days, evenings, weekends, etc.

Please note that gap lessons are not designed to provide authorization, but instead boost your confidence within the studio. Based on the skill or topic you would like to focus on, we may recommend a longer lesson.

Meet our Staff:

Gap lessons are $45 for a 1-hour session. Members of Spudnik receive a discounted rate of $40/hour.