Inkworks Press

Please contact Ranil [at] comprinters.com or call 510.455.2700 for all printing inquiries.

Community Printers of Santa Cruz, a sister shop to Inkworks, opened a Berkeley office on December 21, 2015, staffed by long time Inkworker Ranil Abeysekera. We are working closely with Community Printers to insure that our customers will continue to receive superior printing and excellent customer service. Community Printers is a worker-managed cooperative and union shop that provides high quality digital, offset and wide-format printing as well as bindery, fulfillment and packaging services. They will continue Inkworks’ history of collaboration with Design Action Collective and New Solidarity.

Design Action Collective began in 2002 as an independent design and communications spin-off of Inkworks Press Collective. The following is from Inkworks Press after their closure in 2015.

INKWORKS PRESS WAS STARTED BY A SMALL GROUP OF ACTIVISTS IN 1974, TO BE A RESOURCE FOR THE PRINTING NEEDS OF THE MANY PROGRESSIVE ORGANIZATIONS ACTIVE IN THE BAY AREA.
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We worked hard to develop our skills and, as a democratically managed work collective, maintained a union job shop which served a broad spectrum of the movements for social change until we closed at the end of 2015.

We’re grateful for 42 years of collaboration with so many good people. Thousands of pages of information, calls to action, stunning graphics and amazing art rolled off our presses. Our poster books are a testament to the breadth of the larger community of effort and a clear reminder that the work for social justice continues.

Books For Sale

visions2Visions of Peace & Justice: 42 years of political posters from the archives of Inkworks Press in two volumes.

We are happy to announce that PM Press is now carrying both volumes of our book Visions of Peace and Justice. They are a great resource for radical literature. You can also get the books at Eastwind Books at 2066 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704. 510-548-2350

Visions of Peace & Justice VOL 1, a 150-page full color book, contains over 400 reproductions of political posters from the archives of Inkworks Press from 1974 – 2007. Chapters include Peace, Labor, Racial Justice, Women’s Liberation, Queer Liberation and more. Featuring essays by David Bacon, Lincoln Cushing, Angela Davis, Anuradha Mittal, Carol Wells. published 2008

Visions of Peace & Justice VOL 2, a 130-page full color book, continues with posters from the Inkworks archives from 2008 –2015. Chapters include: Occupy Wall Street/We are the 99%, Peace/International Solidarity, Racism/ Immigration/Black Lives Matter, Women’s Rights, LBGBTQ Rights, and more. Continuing the Inkworks Tradition – profiles of Design Action, Community Printers, New Solidarity. published 2016

Poster Archives

The Inkworks Press online poster archive was created by former Inkworker and political poster archivist Lincoln Cushing. It allows you to view many of the political posters that have been printed at Inkworks Press since 1974.

Most of the artists represented here have been working in the community arts for many years, devoting their work toward the ongoing struggle for peace and justice.

The archive can be accessed online at: http://www.docspopuli.org/IWwebcat/gallery-01.html

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