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Intima Press




Learn the ART of the BOOK

See your own 
POETRY in metal type

Print Elegant  

Images and Text

Create a
BROADSIDE Poster Edition


Make your IDEAS a REALTY. . .

. . . our little mascot is allergy-free!

Learn Twice as Much in Half the Time at
Studio on the Square
New York, New York 

Studio on the Square
is committed to helping artists develop their work in book form. We continue the tradition of teaching elegant letterpress printing, as it has been handed down for over 500 years. Our intimate class sizes (most limited to 4 students) allow for individual attention much like an apprenticeship in Gutenberg's shop. With an emphasis on the Art of the Book, we encourage students to free up their thinking & experiment through their art. The Studio prides itself on cultivating creativity within a unique environment where all engage in the rewarding processes of combining text and imagery (whether you want to create stationery or art prints). Our teachers are friendly professionals, who have been practicing their Art for years. They are at home in the studio, generous with their knowledge, and eager to share. Open dialogue, & process along with product, distinguishes Studio on the Square workshops (as does our refreshing snack time!). Try our classes in letterpress printing, intaglio, & bookbinding. We welcome Artists & students with all levels of interest and experience.

Get in touch with your Imagination & Creativity!

FALL 2010
Class Schedule

Additional workshops To Be Announced...

We offer one-on-one Private Instruction
& How to start your own Letterpress Business Consulting
Let us Customize a Tutorial that's right for you!


Give Yourself or Someone You Love the GIFT of ART

Check out our New Blog & see
What's going on in the Studio!

Ask about Custom Letterpress Wedding Invitations & Announcements (since 1996)!
Visit our newly launched parent company at

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Mindy Belloff, Intima Press
received an Honorable Mention from the University of Texas Hertzog Award for book design - for W2LZX, fine press book edition

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See this unique, historic
re-creation of
Mary Katharine Goddard's
Declaration of Independence

(printed January 1777)
Hand set in Caslon and printed on custom handmade paper in a limited edition. See information and images on our blog at

The re-written, contemporary version went to press July 4, 2010. Order yours for a limited time at the $400-publication price: Makes a great gift!

News from the Studio:

Come see us & view our fine press artist's books
& letterpress printed broadsides

Saturday October 2, noon-5pm
& Sunday October 3, noon-3:30pm
at the Oak Knoll Book Fair in Delaware

Sunday, September 12 at the Brooklyn Book Fair!
Brooklyn Borough Hall 10am-6pm

Independence Weekend Presentation on

"Mary Katharine Goddard's Declaration of Independence printed in 1777 & 2010 by Intima Press"

at The Maryland Historical Society
Saturday, July 3, 2010, 12:15 or 2:00 p.m.

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Hear an interview with Mindy Belloff about the Goddard Declaration on NPR's local Baltimore station 88.1 on
Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast.

You may listen to the podcast at or go to:

From WYPR: Many of the names associated with the Declaration of Independence-John Hancock, Samuel Adams, Samuel Chase-are household names. Another one-Mary Katherine Goddard-is probably not. But Goddard played a central role in this foundational American document-she printed it. At the time she was living in Baltimore and was in fact Baltimore’s Postmistress. Mindy Belloff, an artist who runs Intima Press in New York City, has spent a year recreating Mary Katherine Goddard’s printing of the Declaration of Independence. She joins Sheilah from the Argot Studios in New York.

Learn twice as much in half the time
with unsurpassed individual instruction & crazy-small class sizes
at Studio on the Square!
. . .

with Mindy Belloff
(Beginning Letterpress)

Friday eve 6:30-9:30PM
October 15
$80 plus $30 studio fee

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Description: Do it yourself as you make your own personalized stationery! Learn the elegant printing of the 15th century letterpress:you will hand set real metal type, understand the origins of our alphabet, learn press lock-up, inking & printing and edition on our Vandercook Uni III. A great introduction to printing beautiful impressions.

You will go home with a set of two dozen personalized notecards with matching envelopes, in type you set and printed yourself!

with Mindy Belloff
(Letterpress All Levels)
4 Monday eves, 6-9PM
September 20, 27, Oct 4 & 18, Nov 1
(no class October 11)
$295 plus $40 studio fee

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: Discover the elegance of working with movable metal and wood type. Extend your current art making practice, integrate your own ideas and narrative elements into a broadside edition poster, cards, or print series. Experiment with hand painting & combining digital, photographic and painterly images utilizing multiple colors and overlays + add lyrical writing and poetry, as you develop your individual projects. Learn composition, inking, impression, & press adjustment on the Vandercook. Come get your hands dirty, and make beautiful, multiple impressions!

Do it Yourself in Letterpress
with Mindy Belloff
(All Levels Letterpress)

5 Monday eves, 6-9:30PM
September 27, October 4, 18, 25
$595 plus $40 studio fee

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Description: With close guidance, you will make your own personalized, custom wedding invitations as you learn to design your cards, hand set your text using “real” fonts from our metal foundry type collection, and print them with perfection, one at a time on our awesome press. You will gain an understanding of planning, paper qualities, and specialized printing. You will create a one-color main invitation + reply card for your special day, on paper you will choose on your own, and print them in elegant letterpress! If you would like to combine this with a design from your home computer, we will guide you in this too. This is perfect for a quantity of 50-100. If you are planning on a larger edition or complex design, you may rent additional time outside of class (please inquire).

(Suggested: Introduction to Letterpress)

Printing From Plates

Stationery, Greeting Cards, Art Prints, & More!
with Mindy Belloff
(Letterpress Printing All Levels)*
5 Wednesday eves, 6:30-9:30PM
October 13, 20, 27, November 3 & 10
 (+ outside plate costs)

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: Polymer plates allow flexibility in printing image and text. Combine digital design with classic letterpress printing. Learn how to set up your computer files, consider typography and composition, and set up specs for plates. You will gain an understanding of multiple color printing. Complete a number of independent projects - many beginning students have printed their holiday cards, so come see what all the fuss is about! (Basic computer knowledge required of Word, Adobe PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign, or Quark.)


with Mindy Belloff
(Letterpress AII Levels)
5 Thursday evenings: 6:00-9:00PM
October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11
$360 plus $25 studio fee

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: Create classic looking broadsides with our wood & metal foundry type in the tradition of musical posters, poetry and art prints. You will learn how to print on our Vandercook press and will play with various hand printing techniques on and off press, creating colorful, painterly prints. Experiment with handmade papers, collage, and overprinting on existing images. Each student will create a series of prints or small edition broadsides. A class print exchange is encouraged for a unique portfolio of prints.


with Mindy Belloff
(Book Arts Level I)
Saturday/Sunday 10:00AM-4:30PM
October 16 & 17

$295 plus materials fee $40

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Combine text & images to effectively communicate ideas, emotions and stories in the form of an artist's book. For the binding component, you will make 4 different bookbinding structures. For the printing component, you will set type, print letterpress or create a drypoint image that you will print on our etching press. Printmaking processes will be demystified and digital techniques revealed. We will view and discuss over 50 artist books from the instructor's collection. The wealth of information in this weekend is like our 12-week semester in only two-days! You will emerge with a solid understanding of processes involved in producing an editioned book, your own book mock-up, and new ideas to jump start your artist's books and editions.

(Follow-up recommended: The
Artist's Book: A Personal Journey.)


with Mindy Belloff
(Book Arts All Levels)
Saturday 10:00AM-5:00PM

One day Intensive: October 23
$150 plus $30 materials fee

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Description: Print a small book edition in one day, combining text & image with hand printing & waterbased inks. Even if you have never made an image before, you will gain confidence and amaze yourself and your friends when you show off your very own book! Create and design your image, transfer the image, plan the printing sequence, carve a soft block, and print it by hand with a brayer and waterbased inks. Each letter of text will be set in rubber fonts. Collage elements will be encouraged. Soon you'll have no more blank books collecting dust on the shelf. All aspects of this green printshop can be re-created at home.

with Mindy Belloff
(Prints/Letterpress All Levels)
Sunday 10:00AM-4:30PM

October 24
$150 plus $30 materials fee

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Description: Create an image and print an edition in one day! Using a linoleum relief block, learn secrets for carving your image & print it in 1 or 2-colors in perfect registration on our letterpress. Image printing is demystified in this one-day workshop, as you create a print series in the studio. You will also be shown the "green" way to create additional images at home for your art prints and greeting cards.


with Mindy Belloff
(Letterpress Printing All Levels)*
Friday eve, 6:30-9:30 PM October 29
Sat/Sun 10AM-4PM November 13 & 14

$440 (+ outside plate costs)


: Polymer plates allow flexibility in printing image and text. Combine digital design with classic letterpress printing. Learn how to set up your computer files, consider typography and composition, and utilize the correct specs for plates. You will gain an understanding of paper properties and color printing, as you complete a couple of small independent projects to get you started: note cards, poetry broadside, business cards or letterhead. (Basic computer knowledge required of Word, Adobe PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign, or Quark.)

with Mindy Belloff
(Letterpress - All Levels)


October 30
$150 plus $35 studio fee

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: In this intensive you will have a block of time to print with metal and wood type. Create beautiful note cards, print a quotation, and work on an art poster - all in one day! Increase your knowledge of operating a Vandercook proof press, learning composition, inking and impression. A great way to begin or extend your letterpress journey, and sign up for future independent class sessions.

Book Restoration Marathon

with Joseph A. Osina
(Bookbinding & Repair - All Levels)

Sunday, 10AM-4PM October 31
$150 plus $25 studio fee

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Focus on traditional restoration techniques as you learn paper repairs using Japanese tissue, spine and hinge repairs, re-sewing loose sections, and cloth re-backing. Pull all those broken books from your shelves and get them looking like new in a few days of fun & intense work. Familiarize yourself with the structure of the book while learning bookbinding & restoration, proper use of tools, materials and adhesives. Please bring several damaged cloth bound volumes to class. All the books will have different structural loss which we will explore as a class, learning from these various mends together.

with Joseph A. Osina
(Binding All Levels)
Sat/Sun 10AM-4PM
November 6 & 7
$285 plus materials fee $40

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Description: Gain all the basic skills of binding in this fun weekend. You will complete 3 finished books to use as journals or drawing books including an accordion fold structure with hard covers, an Asian binding, and an album with multiple sewn signatures inside silk covered boards. Learn proper adhesive applications, use of archival materials, professional techniques of folding, cutting, sewing and tool usage.

with Joseph A. Osina
(Bookbinding All Levels)
Saturday 10:00AM-4:00PM
November 20

$145 plus 35 materials fee

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: Construct a box with a separate lid, covered with silk book cloth. The box will be sized 4" x 6" (or similar) for photos, books, jewelry, or personal objects. Learn the proper way to measure and cut. Then customize your piece, as you play with new, fanciful additions to our enclosure.

with Mindy Belloff (Book Arts Level II)*
Tuesday eves.

* Dates Ongoing *

(4 or 6-session class)

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Description: Turn your conceptual ideas into an incredible object, & expand your knowledge of designing & printing as you gain the skills to formulate your unique or editioned book. Work independently as you are guided to develop your vision & choose the best techniques for your project: letterpress, wood or linoleum relief, intaglio, drypoint, typesetting, digital processes and/or polymer plate printing. Create an intimate artwork, explore narrative sequencing, & release your inner voice.

{Required: The Art of the Book weekend intensive

with Mindy Belloff
(Bookbinding All Levels)
Friday 6-8:30PM, Saturday 10:00AM-4:30PM

$190 plus $35 materials fee

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Description: Learn to sew a blank book of multiple signatures in this classic, versatile codex binding. This is a great workshop for the beginner or more advanced binder. Working with archival papers (watercolor paper is optional), learn proper scoring and folding, the use of templates, and sewing techniques. Then case in your pages with archival boards and adhesives, creating a lovely silk wrapped hardcover book. A great structure for journal writings, drawings & collage.


with Mindy Belloff
(Book Arts/Letterpress All Levels)
Weekend Intensive:
Friday 6-8PM, Saturday & Sunday 10AM-4PM

$310 plus materials fee $30

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Description: In the tradition of the hand printed, illustrated book a la Gutenberg, print a series of relief blocks with 3 images and 3 pages of text. Learn all phases of creating & printing an image: designing, planning, & transferring the image; cutting the blocks; mixing colored inks; and operating a press. You will set your text in metal foundry type and print it on the letterpress. In this intensive, you will make beautiful impressions in 2-colors, completing an edition of 10 printed books in one weekend!

with Mindy Belloff
(Bookbinding All Level
Saturday & Sunday 10:00AM-4:00PM
Weekend Intensive


$285 plus materials fee $40

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Description: A complicated box structure, in this weekend we will break it all down as you learn to measure, cut, and glue with precision, constructing a sturdy 2-tray clamshell box. This beautiful structure is an art object in itself. You may use it to house a rare book, artist book, album, or portfolio of prints. Trays will be lined with Japanese papers and the box will be covered in silk bookcloth. The size will be approximately 6" x 8". (Recommended: Bookbinding)

with Mindy Belloff
(Beginning Letterpress)

Sunday, 12:00-3:30PM
September 19
$80 plus $30 studio fee

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Description: Get a taste of the elegant printing of the 15th century. Experience the fun & fundamentals of letterpress: learn how to hand set real metal type, the origins of our alphabet, lock-up, inking & printing on our Vandercook Uni III. A great introduction to printing beautiful impressions.

You will go home with a dozen bookmarks in type you set yourself, of your favorite quote!

with Mindy Belloff
(Letterpress - All Levels)
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00-4:00PM

September 25 & 26
$295 plus $30 studio fee

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: In this weekend you will explore basic to advanced hand typesetting. Whether you are a beginner discovering the elegance of working with movable metal and wood type, or more advanced, extending your current art making practice, you will have a block of time to experiment and create beautiful cards, prints, & art posters. You will also increase your knowledge of operating a Vandercook proof press.

Read what our students have to say about our Workshops:

"What a resource! I am in awe of the specialized knowledge
you have been able to amass, and the individual
care you are able to give all your students."
- Jim E.

"Thanks sooooo much for such a fabulous workshop.
It was really great to meet you and all the other wonderful people in class.
You are truly inspiring !!!!" - Cherie Z.

Click here for more Student Comments

Register Now for these Unique Book Arts Classes. . .


Artist Mindy Belloff, mixed media installation and book artist, has also taught at the: School of Visual Arts, New School University, Metropolitan Museum; Center for Book Arts, Pyramid Atlantic, & WSW. Permanent collections include the Victoria & Albert Museum and NMWA; MacDowell Fellow; NEA Book Grant recipient.

Artist Steven Daiber, book artist (Red Trillium Press), & student of nature; teaches at Hampshire College & printmaking in Cuba; public & private collections.

Artist Joseph A. Osina, printmaker, book artist; book & paper conservator at NYPL; founding member of Manhattan Graphics Center; teaches monoptype & binding; exhibited internationally; collections include the Metropolitan Museum & Library of Congress.

Gaylord Schanilec, former artist in residence at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts; special collections include the Getty Museum, the British National Art Library, and NYPL.

Thank you for making the Studio so successful.
We look forward to continuing to nurture your creativity in 2010

Please check this website for additions to class
in the Art of the Book & Letterpress Printing.

Fall, Winter, Spring, & Summer Semesters

Studio on the Square - 32 Union Square East, Studio 310
New York, NY 10003 - 917-412-4134
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: You may register by mail, or reserve a place by e-mail or phone. Register early, as space is limited. Full payment reserves your place in class and is due in full before the start of a workshop. Please provide your name and contact information via e-mail and/or mail with check payable to: Intima Press, LLC. Mail to: 32 Union Square East, Suite 310, New York, NY 10003. Or, PayPal payment to E-mail questions to, or call to inquire at 917-412-4134. We're happy to recommend the right workshop for you! Please click below on PDF File for Registration Form & class listing.

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION: Please ask about one-on-one instruction in letterpress printing and the art of the book.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Tuition is non-refundable for cancellations less than 7 days before class. We will do everything we can to schedule you into another session, if possible, within the semester. Cancellations more than 7 days before start of class, tuition is refundable minus $40 processing fee. If class is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, you will be advised and fully refunded.

SUPPLIES: The cost of ink, solvent, rags, and proof paper are included in materials fee. Students are expected to supply their own basic hand tools, or may purchase a bone folder or linocut tool from the Studio. *Additional plate and paper costs may be incurred, depending upon your individual projects.

EQUIPMENT: Studio equpiment includes a Vancercook Universal III automatic motorized letterpress with adjustable press bed - max. sheet size 18x24 for printing linocut, woodcut, engraving plates, photopolymer plates, wood & metal type; antique foot-pedal press (turn-of-the-century, clamshell style from 1888) 9x12 chase; Golding Official clamshell press, 5x7 chase; Ettan Etching Press; Book press; Precision, electric modern Guillotine; Great selection of foundry type, monotype, wood type, ornaments; Library of artist's books, book exhibition catalogues, chapbooks, and books on typography.

STUDIO RENTAL: Studio & press rental available to students in good standing at the discretion of the Studio.

STUDIO POLICIES: All policies of the Studio are subject to the sole discretion of Intima Press LLC, Studio on the Square, its managers, and members.

LOCATION: The Studio is located at 24-32 Union Square East, on Park Avenue South, between 15th & 16th Street, on the 3rd Floor, Studio #310. Trains: 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, W to 14th Street, Union Square. Buses: M 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 14, 101, 102, 103.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Planning to spend the weekend in the City? Ask us about our recommendation for accommodations just around the corner from the Studio!

CALL: Please call the Studio 917-412-4134 to inquire about the best classes for your interests.
(Please note: there are no Studio hours open to the public - By Appointment Only.)

Studio on the Square
32 Union Square East, Studio 310
New York, NY 10003 * 917-412-4134
(by appointment only)

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Vandercook Universal III A/B Letterpress

Click on the links &
Check out our Artists!

Jenna Adams: B Press, Brooklyn NY

Mindy Belloff: Intima Press, NY, NY

Lisa Cirando: Luna Press, Brooklyn, NY

Suzanne Coley, Brooklyn, NY

Pamela Markham: Two Dog Press, NYC

Marianne Petit

Nicole Matthiesen, NYC

Dan Smith: StrikeThree, Brooklyn NY

Rich Turnbul: Furious Day Press, NY, NY

Order your gifts of letterpress
printed note cards & broadsides:

Ask About:
Custom Invitations, Stationery,
Business Cards also

Limited Editon Books
Poetry Broadsides
Custom Clamshell Boxes

The drawings on these cards were created to celebrate the universal themes of
Liberation, Peace and Freedom (by Nikos Stavroulakis).
Please help the rebuilding of Etz Hayyim Synagogue in Crete
after thousands of valuable books were burned
in two fires in January 2010 set by arsonists.

All proceeds go directly to Crete - please stay tuned for more info shortly.
Donations may be made to:
Sign the on-line petition at:
Wall Street Joural article here
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Threats to France's Imprimerie Nationale: This historic collection is a priceless testimony of the history of the written form, from the 16th century to the present. Express your concern over the threatened closing of the Imprimerie by signing this online petition (click Anglais):


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