About Blackbird Press

Established in 1982 by Jean Gillingwators, Blackbird Press is situated at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in Upland, California. We print on a Vandercook Universal I flatbed press, using metal and wood type, and photopolymer plates. Recently, we obtained a Golding Pearl platen press and are trying to find room for it. Our projects include limited-edition, letterpress-printed books, broadsides, and ephemera, including invitations for weddings, birthdays, holidays, and other celebrations. We also design and cut linoleum-block illustrations. Please inquire about becoming a regular patron of the press to receive substantial savings on books.

Blackbird Press books are in the collections of private collectors, Iowa State University, Scripps College, Brown University, Northwestern University, and the Getty.


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