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MEMBERSHIP

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JOIN US TO WRITE, WORK & PRINT

The Bindery provides 2,000 square feet of workspace, and hundreds of tools for book and print folk. Membership is your key to the castle, whether you're looking for a casual place to plop with a computer, or a fully equipped bindery and print shop to call your own.

Membership is a core way to connect with other creatives, expand your own practice, and find inspiration in a synergistic work environment. Join us!

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YOUR SPACE
TO CREATE.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Membership runs on a flexible month-to-month system with three plans to choose from. Each provides access to our beautiful workspace and amenities. Equipment use varies from plan to plan depending on your needs, plus an à la carte menu allows for expansion.

 

A full residency option is available for folks who just want it all! 

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Step 1: Review the plan options below.
Step 2: Complete any required training for shop certification.
Step 3: Come in for a general orientation to get signed up for the month.
Step 4: Welcome! You're all set with access and an equipment calendar.

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ALL MEMEBERSHIPS AT THE BINDERY INCLUDE:

Secure, keyed access.

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High speed wifi

Locally roasted coffee

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Large, inspiring workspace

PLUS:

- 10% off Bindery events and programs.

- 10% off Anchor Press shop access.

- Private, all-gender restrooms.

- Free on-street parking.

- Chance to sell items in our retail area.

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MEMBERSHIP & RESIDENCY OPTIONS
  • Overview:
    A great starting point for writers and creatives who want space access, but don't need a bunch of equipment. Work amongst your peers in a casual, inspiring environment away from your home office. This simple plan has the option to get trained on our professional-grade laser printer/scanner/copier for those who want to create tangible printed work. $40/month ​ Ideal for: writing, zine making, graphic design, and other creative computer work.
  • Available Equipment:
    Without Training/Certification: - Basic bindery hand tools including scissors, X-Acto knives, cutting mats, bone folders, rulers, and staplers. *Note: no other bindery or print tools are available at this level. Please join our Core Creator membership to access more equipment. With Training/Certification: - High resolution laser printing (up to 2400 dpi) via our Xerox C-9065. - Print job management, color adjustments, and easy booklet printing via Fiery Command Workstation. *Please see the training tab for more information on certification.
  • Available Add-Ons:
    - Days can be added for just $10/day as many times as needed per month. - Additional meeting room time can be rented at $5/hour. - Private studios with 24/7 access are available for a total of $350/mo, including membership. Please inquire if you'd like a tour of our studio pod. - Basic book and print supplies that we carry in house may be purchased. Please inquire regarding our selection of book cloth, board, and standard in-stock papers.
  • Space access includes:
    - Three days per month. - Days can be added for just $10/day as many times as needed per month. - One hour of meeting room time included. - Private studios with 24/7 access are available for a total of $350/mo, including membership. Please inquire if you'd like a tour of our studio pod.
  • Is shop certification needed prior to joining?
    No, not at this level, unless laser printing is desired. (See optional trainings below.) However, we are a space for creatives in book and print arts or adjacent fields. Potential members will asked to self-identify as doing work that is aligned with this mission.
  • Optional Add-On Trainings Available:
    Digital Laser Printing Orientation 30min session: $20.00 Members may register here. This training quickly reviews the features and use of our high-end Xerox C-9060 laser printer, as well as its management system, Fiery Command Workstation. The training covers printing, scanning, and copying procedures for various scenarios. Once certified, members are assigned an accounting key that tracks usage, billed monthly. Standard letter-sized copy paper is provided to members with this certification. Scanning: Free Black and white printing: $0.07 per side. Color printing: $0.15 per side.
  • Want to join us? Here's what to do:
    Please contact us to schedule a time to come by for sign up and a brief orientation. 414-482-3630 or info@binderymke.com. Keep in mind that we schedule orientations throughout the month but the next one may not be happening for several days. A scheduled space orientation is required for your comfort and safety. After joining, if you would like to sign up for printer training/certification, please check our calendar or reach out regarding the next session.
  • Overview:
    Our main, foundational plan with access to the space and most of the equipment needed to make a variety of books with a mix of print technologies. A step up from our Explorer plan, this membership allows access to all binding and paper cutting equipment as well as Risographic printing through our in-house partner, bearbear. $60/month ​ Ideal for: Riso printing, specialty zine making, chapbooks, self-publishing, bookbinding.
  • Space access includes:
    - Three days per month. - Days can be added for just $10/day as many times as needed per month. - One hour of meeting room time included. - Private studios with 24/7 access are available. Please inquire if you'd like a tour of our studio pod.
  • Available Add-Ons:
    Access: Days can be added for just $10/day as many times as needed per month. A flat file storage drawer can be rented for $10/month. Additional meeting room time can be rented at $5/hour. Private studios with 24/7 access are available. Please inquire if you'd like a tour of our studio pod. Materials: Basic book and print supplies that we carry in house may be purchased. Please inquire regarding our selection of book cloth, board, and standard in-stock papers. bearbear carries 11 specialty Riso ink colors, available for upgrade.
  • Available Equipment:
    Certification training is required at this level for access to any of the following. Please see the training tab for more info on how to get certified. Risography: Access to single-color, RZ 1090U Risograph through bearbear. Includes low-cost masters and 15 amazing Riso inks. BYO paper stock or purchase some on site. $1 per master $0.20 per Riso impression Laser printing, copying and scanning: High resolution laser printing (up to 2400 dpi) via our Xerox C-9065. Print job management, color adjustments, and easy booklet printing via Fiery Command Workstation. Standard 8.5x11 copy paper included. $0.07 per black and white side $0.25 per color side Bindery: Challenge 28" hydraulic guillotine Jacques 40" board shear Duplo high-speed, multi-function paper folder Electric saddle stapler Advanced traditional bindery tools: book weights, nipping, standing, and laying presses, standing backer, Hickok sewing frame All standard bindery hand tools: scissors, rulers, cutting mats, staplers, etc. *Option to add industrial binding, foiling and typecasting certifications
  • Optional Add-On Trainings Available:
    Digital Laser Printing Orientation 30min session: $20.00 Members may register here. This training quickly reviews the features and use of our high-end Xerox C-9060 laser printer, as well as its management system, Fiery Command Workstation. The training covers printing, scanning, and copying procedures for various scenarios. Once certified, members are assigned an accounting key that tracks usage, billed monthly. Standard letter-sized copy paper is provided to members with this certification. Scanning: Free Black and white printing: $0.07 per side. Color printing: $0.15 per side. Industrial Binding Equipment Training $30 training/$10 per month for use. This training covers safe use of our high capacity wire stitcher, paper drill, and manual spiral and comb binders. Members may reach out to schedule. Foil Stamping for Paper, Cloth and Leather $30 training/$10 per month for use. This training covers safe use of our Kwikprint foil stamper and related typefaces. Black, white, silver and gold foils are included in use. Members may reach out to schedule. Hot Metal Typecasting: Ludlow Foundry Pricing based on project specifics. This training covers safe use of our two Ludlow Typograph Machines and accessories during open foundry hours. Ludlow machines are used to easily make new, custom lead type for letterpress printing or foil stamping. Members may reach out for more information regarding the foundry, and to schedule training.
  • Is shop certification needed prior to joining?
    Yes. This membership requires certification before joining. Optional trainings can be added at any time for further access (see below). Required Training for Certification: Riso Technics 2 hours: $80.00 (Our calendar lives here to sign up.) Shop orientation including paper cutting equipment 1 hour: free
  • Want to join us? Here's what to do:
    Training and orientation are required for this membership level. These sessions run at various times throughout each month. Please follow these steps to join us: Sign up for Riso Technics on our class calendar.* Attend and pass the course. If you don't pass, you'll be asked to take a gap lesson to brush up on your skills. At the end of your Riso course, sign up for a shop orientation. (Orientation is where you officially join, tour the entire space, pay your membership fee, and get certified on the paper cutters if needed.) Keep in mind that we schedule orientations throughout the month but the next one may not be happening for several days. A scheduled space orientation is required for your comfort and safety. Once you have completed your training certification, your shop orientation, and officially registered as a member, you're all set! You'll have access to our secure facility and the ability to sign out space and equipment whenever you need. Your membership is month-to-month and can be canceled any time. * Experienced risographers may test out of this course by contacting us. Please contact us if you think you already have the skills needed to run this equipment. 414-482-3630 or info@binderymke.com.
  • Overview:
    For the print-mastermind, this level builds on our Core plan to include letterpress access in addition to Risography, laser printing, and all bindery/finish equipment. Great for makers who want a bit of everything and anticipate doing a variety of project work--or want to focus deeply on their letterpress skills and practice. $80/month ​ Ideal for: Letterpress posters, broadsides and chapbooks, Linocut printing, Riso printing, specialty zine making, artist book projects that involve multiple print styles, curious beings who want to "know it all!"
  • Available Equipment:
    Certification training is required at this level for access to any of the following. Please see the training tab for more info on how to get certified. Letterpress Printing: 1932 Vandercook No. 4 flatbed cylinder press 1963 Vandercook SP-15 flatbed cylinder press (limited access: pls inquire) 1935 Vandercook No. 099 flatbed tabletop proof press 1960 Showcard 8x11 tabletop proof press Collection of several dozen historic wood and metal typefaces 13"x19" Boxcar base 6"x9" Boxcar base All letterpress accessories: furniture, reglets, quoins, drying rack, etc. Rubber-based black ink (additional colors available for purchase) Option to order polymer plates via our educational discount Risography: Access to single-color, RZ 1090U Risograph through bearbear. Includes low-cost masters and 15 amazing Riso inks. BYO paper stock or purchase some on site. $1 per master $0.20 per Riso impression Laser printing, copying and scanning: High resolution laser printing (up to 2400 dpi) via our Xerox C-9065. Print job management, color adjustments, and easy booklet printing via Fiery Command Workstation. Standard 8.5x11 copy paper included. $0.07 per black and white side $0.25 per color side Bindery: Challenge 28" hydraulic guillotine Jacques 40" board shear Duplo high-speed, multi-function paper folder Electric saddle stapler Advanced traditional bindery tools: book weights, nipping, standing, and laying presses, standing backer, Hickok sewing frame All standard bindery hand tools: scissors, rulers, cutting mats, staplers, etc. *Option to add industrial binding, foiling and typecasting certifications
  • Space access includes:
    - Three days per month. - Days can be added for just $10/day as many times as needed per month. - One hour of meeting room time included. - Private studios with 24/7 access are available. Please inquire if you'd like a tour of our studio pod.
  • Available Add-Ons:
    Access: Days can be added for just $10/day as many times as needed per month. A flat file storage drawer can be rented for $10/month. Additional meeting room time can be rented at $5/hour. Private studios with 24/7 access are available. Please inquire if you'd like a tour of our studio pod. Materials: Basic book and print supplies that we carry in house may be purchased. Please inquire regarding our selection of book cloth, board, and standard in-stock papers. Additional rubber-based ink colors for letterpress are available for purchase--or ask about joining our ink-share club! bearbear carries 11 specialty Riso ink colors, available for upgrade.
  • Is shop certification needed prior to joining?
    Yes. This membership requires certification before joining. Optional trainings can be added at any time for further access (see below). Required Training for Certification: Letterpress Technics 2 sessions, 3 hours each: $160.00 total (for both sessions) Shop orientation including paper cutting equipment 1 hour: free
  • Optional Add-On Trainings Available:
    Digital Laser Printing Orientation 30min session: $20.00 Members may register here. This training quickly reviews the features and use of our high-end Xerox C-9060 laser printer, as well as its management system, Fiery Command Workstation. The training covers printing, scanning, and copying procedures for various scenarios. Once certified, members are assigned an accounting key that tracks usage, billed monthly. Standard letter-sized copy paper is provided to members with this certification. Scanning: Free Black and white printing: $0.07 per side. Color printing: $0.15 per side. Riso Technics for Risograph Printing Access. 2 hour session: $80.00 Members may register here. This training with bearbear covers the safe use of the RZ1090U Risograph machine to create multi-layered prints via both the scanning bed and through digital means. This class is run once a month with limited capacity: please see details on the registration page. Per page printing fee applies depending on colors used. Industrial Binding Equipment Training $30 training/$10 per month for use. This training covers safe use of our high capacity wire stitcher, paper drill, and manual spiral and comb binders. Members may reach out to schedule. Foil Stamping for Paper, Cloth and Leather $30 training/$10 per month for use. This training covers safe use of our Kwikprint foil stamper and related typefaces. Black, white, silver and gold foils are included in use. Members may reach out to schedule. Hot Metal Typecasting: Ludlow Foundry Pricing based on project specifics. This training covers safe use of our two Ludlow Typograph Machines and accessories during open foundry hours. Ludlow machines are used to easily make new, custom lead type for letterpress printing or foil stamping. Members may reach out for more information regarding the foundry, and to schedule training.
  • Want to join us? Here's what to do:
    Training and orientation are required for this membership level. These courses run at various times throughout each month. Please follow these steps to join us: Sign up for Letterpress Technics on our class calendar.* Attend and pass the course. If you don't pass, you'll be asked to take a gap lesson to brush up on your skills. At the end of your letterpress course, sign up for the next shop orientation. (Orientation is where you officially join, tour the entire space, pay your membership fee, and get certified on the paper cutters if needed.) Keep in mind that we schedule orientations throughout the month but the next one may not be happening for several days. A scheduled space orientation is required for your comfort and safety. Once you have completed your training certification, your shop orientation, and officially registered as a member, you're all set! You'll have access to our secure facility and the ability to sign out space and equipment whenever you need. Your membership is month-to-month and can be canceled any time. * Experienced letterpress printers and/or Risographers may test out of our trainings by contacting us. Please contact us if you think you already have the skills needed to run this equipment. 414-482-3630 or info@binderymke.com.
  • Overview:
    Residency is a special type of membership for deeper involvement, longer projects, or learning steadily over time. Residency includes full space and equipment access--but at a reduced cost per day, and for initial training. Other special perks include flat file storage, the option to show work in an annual gallery night, and some fancy Bindery swag! After one month, residents are eligible to request off-hours shop time to work in the space beyond The Bindery's normal operating hours. $120/month with a 3 month commitment ​ Ideal for: Longer-term or recurring project work, Letterpress posters, broadsides and chapbooks, Linocut printing, Riso printing, specialty zine making, artist book projects that involve multiple print styles, folks who want to learn it all!
  • Available Add-Ons:
    Access: Days can be added for just $10/day as many times as needed per month. Additional meeting room time can be rented at $5/hour. Private studios with 24/7 access are available. Please inquire if you'd like a tour of our studio pod. Materials: Basic book and print supplies that we carry in house may be purchased. Please inquire regarding our selection of book cloth, board, and standard in-stock papers. Additional rubber-based ink colors for letterpress are available for purchase--or ask about joining our ink-share club! bearbear carries 11 specialty Riso ink colors, available for upgrade.
  • Space access includes:
    - Six days per month, recurring monthly for 3 months. - Days can be added for just $10/day as many times as needed per month. - Flat file storage is included, if desired. - Option to request off-hours access, after a one-month trial period. - Two hours of meeting room time included. - Private studios with 24/7 access are available. Please inquire if you'd like a tour of our studio pod.
  • Available Equipment:
    Certification training is required at this level for access to any of the following. Please see the training tab for more info on how to get certified. Letterpress Printing: 1932 Vandercook No. 4 flatbed cylinder press 1963 Vandercook SP-15 flatbed cylinder press (limited access: pls inquire) 1935 Vandercook No. 099 flatbed tabletop proof press 1960 Showcard 8x11 tabletop proof press Collection of several dozen historic wood and metal typefaces 13"x19" Boxcar base 6"x9" Boxcar base All letterpress accessories: furniture, reglets, quoins, drying rack, etc. Rubber-based black ink (additional colors available for purchase) Option to order polymer plates via our educational discount Risography: Access to single-color, RZ 1090U Risograph through bearbear. Includes low-cost masters and 15 amazing Riso inks. BYO paper stock or purchase some on site. $1 per master $0.20 per Riso impression Laser printing, copying and scanning: High resolution laser printing (up to 2400 dpi) via our Xerox C-9065. Print job management, color adjustments, and easy booklet printing via Fiery Command Workstation. Standard 8.5x11 copy paper included. $0.07 per black and white side $0.25 per color side Bindery: Challenge 28" hydraulic guillotine Jacques 40" board shear Duplo high-speed, multi-function paper folder Electric saddle stapler Advanced traditional bindery tools: book weights, nipping, standing, and laying presses, standing backer, Hickok sewing frame All standard bindery hand tools: scissors, rulers, cutting mats, staplers, etc. *Option to add industrial binding, foiling and typecasting certifications
  • Optional Add-On Trainings Available:
    Digital Laser Printing Orientation 30min session: $20.00 Members may register here. This training quickly reviews the features and use of our high-end Xerox C-9060 laser printer, as well as its management system, Fiery Command Workstation. The training covers printing, scanning, and copying procedures for various scenarios. Once certified, members are assigned an accounting key that tracks usage, billed monthly. Standard letter-sized copy paper is provided to members with this certification. Scanning: Free Black and white printing: $0.07 per side. Color printing: $0.15 per side. Riso Technics for Risograph Printing Access. 2 hour session: $72.00 total Members may register here. This training with bearbear covers the safe use of the RZ1090U Risograph machine to create multi-layered prints via both the scanning bed and through digital means. This class is run once a month with limited capacity: please see details on the registration page. Per page printing fee applies depending on colors used. Letterpress Technics for Letterpress Printing Access 2 sessions, 3 hours each: $144 total Members may register here. Letterpress Technics is a two-part training that covers the ins’n’outs of printing at The Bindery using our Vandercook No. 4, and Vandercook table-top No 099. These presses can be used with our selection of wooden type, metal type, and Ludlow slugs, or they can be set to do other kinds of relief printing such as linocuts, wood cuts, or polymer plates for those that wish to bring their own! Industrial Binding Equipment Training $30 training/$10 per month for use. This training covers safe use of our high capacity wire stitcher, paper drill, and manual spiral and comb binders. Members may reach out to schedule. Foil Stamping for Paper, Cloth and Leather $30 training/$10 per month for use. This training covers safe use of our Kwikprint foil stamper and related typefaces. Black, white, silver and gold foils are included in use. Members may reach out to schedule. Hot Metal Typecasting: Ludlow Foundry Pricing based on project specifics. This training covers safe use of our two Ludlow Typograph Machines and accessories during open foundry hours. Ludlow machines are used to easily make new, custom lead type for letterpress printing or foil stamping. Members may reach out for more information regarding the foundry, and to schedule training.
  • Is shop certification needed prior to joining?
    Yes. This membership requires certification before joining. Optional trainings can be added at any time for further access (see below). Required Training for Certification: Letterpress Technics 2 sessions, 3 hours each: $144.00 total (for both sessions: including 10% Resident Discount) (Our calendar lives here to sign up.) **OR** Riso Technics 1 session, 2 hours: $72 (including 10% Resident Discount) (Our calendar lives here to sign up.) **PLUS** Shop orientation including paper cutting equipment 1 hour: free ***** * A note for clarity: either of the above technics trainings is required to be a resident, but the other may be added at any time (along with our other optional trainings below). Shop orientation is required regardless.
  • Want to join us? Here's what to do:
    Training and orientation are required for this membership level. These courses run at various times throughout each month. Please follow these steps to join us: Sign up for either Letterpress Technics or Riso Technics on our class calendar.* Attend and pass the course. If you don't pass, you'll be asked to take a gap lesson to brush up on your skills. At the end of your course, sign up for the next shop orientation. (Orientation is where you officially join, tour the entire space, pay your membership fee, and get certified on the paper cutters if needed.) Keep in mind that we schedule orientations throughout the month but the next one may not be happening for several days. A scheduled space orientation is required for your comfort and safety. Once you have completed your training certification, your shop orientation, and officially registered as a resident, you're all set! You'll have access to our secure facility and the ability to sign out space and equipment whenever you need. Your residency runs on a quarterly cycle and can be canceled or renewed every three months. * Experienced letterpress printers and/or Risographers may test out of our trainings by contacting us. Please contact us if you think you already have the skills needed to run this equipment. 414-482-3630 or info@binderymke.com.
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  • Overview:
    A great starting point for writers and creatives who want space access, but don't need a bunch of equipment. Work amongst your peers in a casual, inspiring environment away from your home office. This simple plan has the option to get trained on our professional-grade laser printer/scanner/copier for those who want to create tangible printed work. $40/month ​ Ideal for: writing, zine making, graphic design, and other creative computer work.
  • Available Equipment:
    Without Training/Certification: - Basic bindery hand tools including scissors, X-Acto knives, cutting mats, bone folders, rulers, and staplers. *Note: no other bindery or print tools are available at this level. Please join our Core Creator membership to access more equipment. With Training/Certification: - High resolution laser printing (up to 2400 dpi) via our Xerox C-9065. - Print job management, color adjustments, and easy booklet printing via Fiery Command Workstation. *Please see the training tab for more information on certification.
  • Available Add-Ons:
    - Days can be added for just $10/day as many times as needed per month. - Additional meeting room time can be rented at $5/hour. - Private studios with 24/7 access are available for a total of $350/mo, including membership. Please inquire if you'd like a tour of our studio pod. - Basic book and print supplies that we carry in house may be purchased. Please inquire regarding our selection of book cloth, board, and standard in-stock papers.
  • Space access includes:
    - Three days per month. - Days can be added for just $10/day as many times as needed per month. - One hour of meeting room time included. - Private studios with 24/7 access are available for a total of $350/mo, including membership. Please inquire if you'd like a tour of our studio pod.
  • Is shop certification needed prior to joining?
    No, not at this level, unless laser printing is desired. (See optional trainings below.) However, we are a space for creatives in book and print arts or adjacent fields. Potential members will asked to self-identify as doing work that is aligned with this mission.
  • Optional Add-On Trainings Available:
    Digital Laser Printing Orientation 30min session: $20.00 Members may register here. This training quickly reviews the features and use of our high-end Xerox C-9060 laser printer, as well as its management system, Fiery Command Workstation. The training covers printing, scanning, and copying procedures for various scenarios. Once certified, members are assigned an accounting key that tracks usage, billed monthly. Standard letter-sized copy paper is provided to members with this certification. Scanning: Free Black and white printing: $0.07 per side. Color printing: $0.15 per side.
  • Want to join us? Here's what to do:
    Please contact us to schedule a time to come by for sign up and a brief orientation. 414-482-3630 or info@binderymke.com. Keep in mind that we schedule orientations throughout the month but the next one may not be happening for several days. A scheduled space orientation is required for your comfort and safety. After joining, if you would like to sign up for printer training/certification, please check our calendar or reach out regarding the next session.
  • Overview:
    Our main, foundational plan with access to the space and most of the equipment needed to make a variety of books with a mix of print technologies. A step up from our Explorer plan, this membership allows access to all binding and paper cutting equipment as well as Risographic printing through our in-house partner, bearbear. $60/month ​ Ideal for: Riso printing, specialty zine making, chapbooks, self-publishing, bookbinding.
  • Space access includes:
    - Three days per month. - Days can be added for just $10/day as many times as needed per month. - One hour of meeting room time included. - Private studios with 24/7 access are available. Please inquire if you'd like a tour of our studio pod.
  • Available Add-Ons:
    Access: Days can be added for just $10/day as many times as needed per month. A flat file storage drawer can be rented for $10/month. Additional meeting room time can be rented at $5/hour. Private studios with 24/7 access are available. Please inquire if you'd like a tour of our studio pod. Materials: Basic book and print supplies that we carry in house may be purchased. Please inquire regarding our selection of book cloth, board, and standard in-stock papers. bearbear carries 11 specialty Riso ink colors, available for upgrade.
  • Available Equipment:
    Certification training is required at this level for access to any of the following. Please see the training tab for more info on how to get certified. Risography: Access to single-color, RZ 1090U Risograph through bearbear. Includes low-cost masters and 15 amazing Riso inks. BYO paper stock or purchase some on site. $1 per master $0.20 per Riso impression Laser printing, copying and scanning: High resolution laser printing (up to 2400 dpi) via our Xerox C-9065. Print job management, color adjustments, and easy booklet printing via Fiery Command Workstation. Standard 8.5x11 copy paper included. $0.07 per black and white side $0.25 per color side Bindery: Challenge 28" hydraulic guillotine Jacques 40" board shear Duplo high-speed, multi-function paper folder Electric saddle stapler Advanced traditional bindery tools: book weights, nipping, standing, and laying presses, standing backer, Hickok sewing frame All standard bindery hand tools: scissors, rulers, cutting mats, staplers, etc. *Option to add industrial binding, foiling and typecasting certifications
  • Optional Add-On Trainings Available:
    Digital Laser Printing Orientation 30min session: $20.00 Members may register here. This training quickly reviews the features and use of our high-end Xerox C-9060 laser printer, as well as its management system, Fiery Command Workstation. The training covers printing, scanning, and copying procedures for various scenarios. Once certified, members are assigned an accounting key that tracks usage, billed monthly. Standard letter-sized copy paper is provided to members with this certification. Scanning: Free Black and white printing: $0.07 per side. Color printing: $0.15 per side. Industrial Binding Equipment Training $30 training/$10 per month for use. This training covers safe use of our high capacity wire stitcher, paper drill, and manual spiral and comb binders. Members may reach out to schedule. Foil Stamping for Paper, Cloth and Leather $30 training/$10 per month for use. This training covers safe use of our Kwikprint foil stamper and related typefaces. Black, white, silver and gold foils are included in use. Members may reach out to schedule. Hot Metal Typecasting: Ludlow Foundry Pricing based on project specifics. This training covers safe use of our two Ludlow Typograph Machines and accessories during open foundry hours. Ludlow machines are used to easily make new, custom lead type for letterpress printing or foil stamping. Members may reach out for more information regarding the foundry, and to schedule training.
  • Is shop certification needed prior to joining?
    Yes. This membership requires certification before joining. Optional trainings can be added at any time for further access (see below). Required Training for Certification: Riso Technics 2 hours: $80.00 (Our calendar lives here to sign up.) Shop orientation including paper cutting equipment 1 hour: free
  • Want to join us? Here's what to do:
    Training and orientation are required for this membership level. These sessions run at various times throughout each month. Please follow these steps to join us: Sign up for Riso Technics on our class calendar.* Attend and pass the course. If you don't pass, you'll be asked to take a gap lesson to brush up on your skills. At the end of your Riso course, sign up for a shop orientation. (Orientation is where you officially join, tour the entire space, pay your membership fee, and get certified on the paper cutters if needed.) Keep in mind that we schedule orientations throughout the month but the next one may not be happening for several days. A scheduled space orientation is required for your comfort and safety. Once you have completed your training certification, your shop orientation, and officially registered as a member, you're all set! You'll have access to our secure facility and the ability to sign out space and equipment whenever you need. Your membership is month-to-month and can be canceled any time. * Experienced risographers may test out of this course by contacting us. Please contact us if you think you already have the skills needed to run this equipment. 414-482-3630 or info@binderymke.com.
  • Overview:
    For the print-mastermind, this level builds on our Core plan to include letterpress access in addition to Risography, laser printing, and all bindery/finish equipment. Great for makers who want a bit of everything and anticipate doing a variety of project work--or want to focus deeply on their letterpress skills and practice. $80/month ​ Ideal for: Letterpress posters, broadsides and chapbooks, Linocut printing, Riso printing, specialty zine making, artist book projects that involve multiple print styles, curious beings who want to "know it all!"
  • Available Equipment:
    Certification training is required at this level for access to any of the following. Please see the training tab for more info on how to get certified. Letterpress Printing: 1932 Vandercook No. 4 flatbed cylinder press 1963 Vandercook SP-15 flatbed cylinder press (limited access: pls inquire) 1935 Vandercook No. 099 flatbed tabletop proof press 1960 Showcard 8x11 tabletop proof press Collection of several dozen historic wood and metal typefaces 13"x19" Boxcar base 6"x9" Boxcar base All letterpress accessories: furniture, reglets, quoins, drying rack, etc. Rubber-based black ink (additional colors available for purchase) Option to order polymer plates via our educational discount Risography: Access to single-color, RZ 1090U Risograph through bearbear. Includes low-cost masters and 15 amazing Riso inks. BYO paper stock or purchase some on site. $1 per master $0.20 per Riso impression Laser printing, copying and scanning: High resolution laser printing (up to 2400 dpi) via our Xerox C-9065. Print job management, color adjustments, and easy booklet printing via Fiery Command Workstation. Standard 8.5x11 copy paper included. $0.07 per black and white side $0.25 per color side Bindery: Challenge 28" hydraulic guillotine Jacques 40" board shear Duplo high-speed, multi-function paper folder Electric saddle stapler Advanced traditional bindery tools: book weights, nipping, standing, and laying presses, standing backer, Hickok sewing frame All standard bindery hand tools: scissors, rulers, cutting mats, staplers, etc. *Option to add industrial binding, foiling and typecasting certifications
  • Space access includes:
    - Three days per month. - Days can be added for just $10/day as many times as needed per month. - One hour of meeting room time included. - Private studios with 24/7 access are available. Please inquire if you'd like a tour of our studio pod.
  • Available Add-Ons:
    Access: Days can be added for just $10/day as many times as needed per month. A flat file storage drawer can be rented for $10/month. Additional meeting room time can be rented at $5/hour. Private studios with 24/7 access are available. Please inquire if you'd like a tour of our studio pod. Materials: Basic book and print supplies that we carry in house may be purchased. Please inquire regarding our selection of book cloth, board, and standard in-stock papers. Additional rubber-based ink colors for letterpress are available for purchase--or ask about joining our ink-share club! bearbear carries 11 specialty Riso ink colors, available for upgrade.
  • Is shop certification needed prior to joining?
    Yes. This membership requires certification before joining. Optional trainings can be added at any time for further access (see below). Required Training for Certification: Letterpress Technics 2 sessions, 3 hours each: $160.00 total (for both sessions) Shop orientation including paper cutting equipment 1 hour: free
  • Optional Add-On Trainings Available:
    Digital Laser Printing Orientation 30min session: $20.00 Members may register here. This training quickly reviews the features and use of our high-end Xerox C-9060 laser printer, as well as its management system, Fiery Command Workstation. The training covers printing, scanning, and copying procedures for various scenarios. Once certified, members are assigned an accounting key that tracks usage, billed monthly. Standard letter-sized copy paper is provided to members with this certification. Scanning: Free Black and white printing: $0.07 per side. Color printing: $0.15 per side. Riso Technics for Risograph Printing Access. 2 hour session: $80.00 Members may register here. This training with bearbear covers the safe use of the RZ1090U Risograph machine to create multi-layered prints via both the scanning bed and through digital means. This class is run once a month with limited capacity: please see details on the registration page. Per page printing fee applies depending on colors used. Industrial Binding Equipment Training $30 training/$10 per month for use. This training covers safe use of our high capacity wire stitcher, paper drill, and manual spiral and comb binders. Members may reach out to schedule. Foil Stamping for Paper, Cloth and Leather $30 training/$10 per month for use. This training covers safe use of our Kwikprint foil stamper and related typefaces. Black, white, silver and gold foils are included in use. Members may reach out to schedule. Hot Metal Typecasting: Ludlow Foundry Pricing based on project specifics. This training covers safe use of our two Ludlow Typograph Machines and accessories during open foundry hours. Ludlow machines are used to easily make new, custom lead type for letterpress printing or foil stamping. Members may reach out for more information regarding the foundry, and to schedule training.
  • Want to join us? Here's what to do:
    Training and orientation are required for this membership level. These courses run at various times throughout each month. Please follow these steps to join us: Sign up for Letterpress Technics on our class calendar.* Attend and pass the course. If you don't pass, you'll be asked to take a gap lesson to brush up on your skills. At the end of your letterpress course, sign up for the next shop orientation. (Orientation is where you officially join, tour the entire space, pay your membership fee, and get certified on the paper cutters if needed.) Keep in mind that we schedule orientations throughout the month but the next one may not be happening for several days. A scheduled space orientation is required for your comfort and safety. Once you have completed your training certification, your shop orientation, and officially registered as a member, you're all set! You'll have access to our secure facility and the ability to sign out space and equipment whenever you need. Your membership is month-to-month and can be canceled any time. * Experienced letterpress printers and/or Risographers may test out of our trainings by contacting us. Please contact us if you think you already have the skills needed to run this equipment. 414-482-3630 or info@binderymke.com.
  • Overview:
    Residency is a special type of membership for deeper involvement, longer projects, or learning steadily over time. Residency includes full space and equipment access--but at a reduced cost per day, and for initial training. Other special perks include flat file storage, the option to show work in an annual gallery night, and some fancy Bindery swag! After one month, residents are eligible to request off-hours shop time to work in the space beyond The Bindery's normal operating hours. $120/month with a 3 month commitment ​ Ideal for: Longer-term or recurring project work, Letterpress posters, broadsides and chapbooks, Linocut printing, Riso printing, specialty zine making, artist book projects that involve multiple print styles, folks who want to learn it all!
  • Available Add-Ons:
    Access: Days can be added for just $10/day as many times as needed per month. Additional meeting room time can be rented at $5/hour. Private studios with 24/7 access are available. Please inquire if you'd like a tour of our studio pod. Materials: Basic book and print supplies that we carry in house may be purchased. Please inquire regarding our selection of book cloth, board, and standard in-stock papers. Additional rubber-based ink colors for letterpress are available for purchase--or ask about joining our ink-share club! bearbear carries 11 specialty Riso ink colors, available for upgrade.
  • Space access includes:
    - Six days per month, recurring monthly for 3 months. - Days can be added for just $10/day as many times as needed per month. - Flat file storage is included, if desired. - Option to request off-hours access, after a one-month trial period. - Two hours of meeting room time included. - Private studios with 24/7 access are available. Please inquire if you'd like a tour of our studio pod.
  • Available Equipment:
    Certification training is required at this level for access to any of the following. Please see the training tab for more info on how to get certified. Letterpress Printing: 1932 Vandercook No. 4 flatbed cylinder press 1963 Vandercook SP-15 flatbed cylinder press (limited access: pls inquire) 1935 Vandercook No. 099 flatbed tabletop proof press 1960 Showcard 8x11 tabletop proof press Collection of several dozen historic wood and metal typefaces 13"x19" Boxcar base 6"x9" Boxcar base All letterpress accessories: furniture, reglets, quoins, drying rack, etc. Rubber-based black ink (additional colors available for purchase) Option to order polymer plates via our educational discount Risography: Access to single-color, RZ 1090U Risograph through bearbear. Includes low-cost masters and 15 amazing Riso inks. BYO paper stock or purchase some on site. $1 per master $0.20 per Riso impression Laser printing, copying and scanning: High resolution laser printing (up to 2400 dpi) via our Xerox C-9065. Print job management, color adjustments, and easy booklet printing via Fiery Command Workstation. Standard 8.5x11 copy paper included. $0.07 per black and white side $0.25 per color side Bindery: Challenge 28" hydraulic guillotine Jacques 40" board shear Duplo high-speed, multi-function paper folder Electric saddle stapler Advanced traditional bindery tools: book weights, nipping, standing, and laying presses, standing backer, Hickok sewing frame All standard bindery hand tools: scissors, rulers, cutting mats, staplers, etc. *Option to add industrial binding, foiling and typecasting certifications
  • Optional Add-On Trainings Available:
    Digital Laser Printing Orientation 30min session: $20.00 Members may register here. This training quickly reviews the features and use of our high-end Xerox C-9060 laser printer, as well as its management system, Fiery Command Workstation. The training covers printing, scanning, and copying procedures for various scenarios. Once certified, members are assigned an accounting key that tracks usage, billed monthly. Standard letter-sized copy paper is provided to members with this certification. Scanning: Free Black and white printing: $0.07 per side. Color printing: $0.15 per side. Riso Technics for Risograph Printing Access. 2 hour session: $72.00 total Members may register here. This training with bearbear covers the safe use of the RZ1090U Risograph machine to create multi-layered prints via both the scanning bed and through digital means. This class is run once a month with limited capacity: please see details on the registration page. Per page printing fee applies depending on colors used. Letterpress Technics for Letterpress Printing Access 2 sessions, 3 hours each: $144 total Members may register here. Letterpress Technics is a two-part training that covers the ins’n’outs of printing at The Bindery using our Vandercook No. 4, and Vandercook table-top No 099. These presses can be used with our selection of wooden type, metal type, and Ludlow slugs, or they can be set to do other kinds of relief printing such as linocuts, wood cuts, or polymer plates for those that wish to bring their own! Industrial Binding Equipment Training $30 training/$10 per month for use. This training covers safe use of our high capacity wire stitcher, paper drill, and manual spiral and comb binders. Members may reach out to schedule. Foil Stamping for Paper, Cloth and Leather $30 training/$10 per month for use. This training covers safe use of our Kwikprint foil stamper and related typefaces. Black, white, silver and gold foils are included in use. Members may reach out to schedule. Hot Metal Typecasting: Ludlow Foundry Pricing based on project specifics. This training covers safe use of our two Ludlow Typograph Machines and accessories during open foundry hours. Ludlow machines are used to easily make new, custom lead type for letterpress printing or foil stamping. Members may reach out for more information regarding the foundry, and to schedule training.
  • Is shop certification needed prior to joining?
    Yes. This membership requires certification before joining. Optional trainings can be added at any time for further access (see below). Required Training for Certification: Letterpress Technics 2 sessions, 3 hours each: $144.00 total (for both sessions: including 10% Resident Discount) (Our calendar lives here to sign up.) **OR** Riso Technics 1 session, 2 hours: $72 (including 10% Resident Discount) (Our calendar lives here to sign up.) **PLUS** Shop orientation including paper cutting equipment 1 hour: free ***** * A note for clarity: either of the above technics trainings is required to be a resident, but the other may be added at any time (along with our other optional trainings below). Shop orientation is required regardless.
  • Want to join us? Here's what to do:
    Training and orientation are required for this membership level. These courses run at various times throughout each month. Please follow these steps to join us: Sign up for either Letterpress Technics or Riso Technics on our class calendar.* Attend and pass the course. If you don't pass, you'll be asked to take a gap lesson to brush up on your skills. At the end of your course, sign up for the next shop orientation. (Orientation is where you officially join, tour the entire space, pay your membership fee, and get certified on the paper cutters if needed.) Keep in mind that we schedule orientations throughout the month but the next one may not be happening for several days. A scheduled space orientation is required for your comfort and safety. Once you have completed your training certification, your shop orientation, and officially registered as a resident, you're all set! You'll have access to our secure facility and the ability to sign out space and equipment whenever you need. Your residency runs on a quarterly cycle and can be canceled or renewed every three months. * Experienced letterpress printers and/or Risographers may test out of our trainings by contacting us. Please contact us if you think you already have the skills needed to run this equipment. 414-482-3630 or info@binderymke.com.
coworking, private office, workspace rental
  • Overview:
    A great starting point for writers and creatives who want space access, but don't need a bunch of equipment. Work amongst your peers in a casual, inspiring environment away from your home office. This simple plan has the option to get trained on our professional-grade laser printer/scanner/copier for those who want to create tangible printed work. $40/month ​ Ideal for: writing, zine making, graphic design, and other creative computer work.
  • Available Equipment:
    Without Training/Certification: - Basic bindery hand tools including scissors, X-Acto knives, cutting mats, bone folders, rulers, and staplers. *Note: no other bindery or print tools are available at this level. Please join our Core Creator membership to access more equipment. With Training/Certification: - High resolution laser printing (up to 2400 dpi) via our Xerox C-9065. - Print job management, color adjustments, and easy booklet printing via Fiery Command Workstation. *Please see the training tab for more information on certification.
  • Available Add-Ons:
    - Days can be added for just $10/day as many times as needed per month. - Additional meeting room time can be rented at $5/hour. - Private studios with 24/7 access are available for a total of $350/mo, including membership. Please inquire if you'd like a tour of our studio pod. - Basic book and print supplies that we carry in house may be purchased. Please inquire regarding our selection of book cloth, board, and standard in-stock papers.
  • Space access includes:
    - Three days per month. - Days can be added for just $10/day as many times as needed per month. - One hour of meeting room time included. - Private studios with 24/7 access are available for a total of $350/mo, including membership. Please inquire if you'd like a tour of our studio pod.
  • Is shop certification needed prior to joining?
    No, not at this level, unless laser printing is desired. (See optional trainings below.) However, we are a space for creatives in book and print arts or adjacent fields. Potential members will asked to self-identify as doing work that is aligned with this mission.
  • Optional Add-On Trainings Available:
    Digital Laser Printing Orientation 30min session: $20.00 Members may register here. This training quickly reviews the features and use of our high-end Xerox C-9060 laser printer, as well as its management system, Fiery Command Workstation. The training covers printing, scanning, and copying procedures for various scenarios. Once certified, members are assigned an accounting key that tracks usage, billed monthly. Standard letter-sized copy paper is provided to members with this certification. Scanning: Free Black and white printing: $0.07 per side. Color printing: $0.15 per side.
  • Want to join us? Here's what to do:
    Please contact us to schedule a time to come by for sign up and a brief orientation. 414-482-3630 or info@binderymke.com. Keep in mind that we schedule orientations throughout the month but the next one may not be happening for several days. A scheduled space orientation is required for your comfort and safety. After joining, if you would like to sign up for printer training/certification, please check our calendar or reach out regarding the next session.
  • Overview:
    Our main, foundational plan with access to the space and most of the equipment needed to make a variety of books with a mix of print technologies. A step up from our Explorer plan, this membership allows access to all binding and paper cutting equipment as well as Risographic printing through our in-house partner, bearbear. $60/month ​ Ideal for: Riso printing, specialty zine making, chapbooks, self-publishing, bookbinding.
  • Space access includes:
    - Three days per month. - Days can be added for just $10/day as many times as needed per month. - One hour of meeting room time included. - Private studios with 24/7 access are available. Please inquire if you'd like a tour of our studio pod.
  • Available Add-Ons:
    Access: Days can be added for just $10/day as many times as needed per month. A flat file storage drawer can be rented for $10/month. Additional meeting room time can be rented at $5/hour. Private studios with 24/7 access are available. Please inquire if you'd like a tour of our studio pod. Materials: Basic book and print supplies that we carry in house may be purchased. Please inquire regarding our selection of book cloth, board, and standard in-stock papers. bearbear carries 11 specialty Riso ink colors, available for upgrade.
  • Available Equipment:
    Certification training is required at this level for access to any of the following. Please see the training tab for more info on how to get certified. Risography: Access to single-color, RZ 1090U Risograph through bearbear. Includes low-cost masters and 15 amazing Riso inks. BYO paper stock or purchase some on site. $1 per master $0.20 per Riso impression Laser printing, copying and scanning: High resolution laser printing (up to 2400 dpi) via our Xerox C-9065. Print job management, color adjustments, and easy booklet printing via Fiery Command Workstation. Standard 8.5x11 copy paper included. $0.07 per black and white side $0.25 per color side Bindery: Challenge 28" hydraulic guillotine Jacques 40" board shear Duplo high-speed, multi-function paper folder Electric saddle stapler Advanced traditional bindery tools: book weights, nipping, standing, and laying presses, standing backer, Hickok sewing frame All standard bindery hand tools: scissors, rulers, cutting mats, staplers, etc. *Option to add industrial binding, foiling and typecasting certifications
  • Optional Add-On Trainings Available:
    Digital Laser Printing Orientation 30min session: $20.00 Members may register here. This training quickly reviews the features and use of our high-end Xerox C-9060 laser printer, as well as its management system, Fiery Command Workstation. The training covers printing, scanning, and copying procedures for various scenarios. Once certified, members are assigned an accounting key that tracks usage, billed monthly. Standard letter-sized copy paper is provided to members with this certification. Scanning: Free Black and white printing: $0.07 per side. Color printing: $0.15 per side. Industrial Binding Equipment Training $30 training/$10 per month for use. This training covers safe use of our high capacity wire stitcher, paper drill, and manual spiral and comb binders. Members may reach out to schedule. Foil Stamping for Paper, Cloth and Leather $30 training/$10 per month for use. This training covers safe use of our Kwikprint foil stamper and related typefaces. Black, white, silver and gold foils are included in use. Members may reach out to schedule. Hot Metal Typecasting: Ludlow Foundry Pricing based on project specifics. This training covers safe use of our two Ludlow Typograph Machines and accessories during open foundry hours. Ludlow machines are used to easily make new, custom lead type for letterpress printing or foil stamping. Members may reach out for more information regarding the foundry, and to schedule training.
  • Is shop certification needed prior to joining?
    Yes. This membership requires certification before joining. Optional trainings can be added at any time for further access (see below). Required Training for Certification: Riso Technics 2 hours: $80.00 (Our calendar lives here to sign up.) Shop orientation including paper cutting equipment 1 hour: free
  • Want to join us? Here's what to do:
    Training and orientation are required for this membership level. These sessions run at various times throughout each month. Please follow these steps to join us: Sign up for Riso Technics on our class calendar.* Attend and pass the course. If you don't pass, you'll be asked to take a gap lesson to brush up on your skills. At the end of your Riso course, sign up for a shop orientation. (Orientation is where you officially join, tour the entire space, pay your membership fee, and get certified on the paper cutters if needed.) Keep in mind that we schedule orientations throughout the month but the next one may not be happening for several days. A scheduled space orientation is required for your comfort and safety. Once you have completed your training certification, your shop orientation, and officially registered as a member, you're all set! You'll have access to our secure facility and the ability to sign out space and equipment whenever you need. Your membership is month-to-month and can be canceled any time. * Experienced risographers may test out of this course by contacting us. Please contact us if you think you already have the skills needed to run this equipment. 414-482-3630 or info@binderymke.com.
  • Overview:
    For the print-mastermind, this level builds on our Core plan to include letterpress access in addition to Risography, laser printing, and all bindery/finish equipment. Great for makers who want a bit of everything and anticipate doing a variety of project work--or want to focus deeply on their letterpress skills and practice. $80/month ​ Ideal for: Letterpress posters, broadsides and chapbooks, Linocut printing, Riso printing, specialty zine making, artist book projects that involve multiple print styles, curious beings who want to "know it all!"
  • Available Equipment:
    Certification training is required at this level for access to any of the following. Please see the training tab for more info on how to get certified. Letterpress Printing: 1932 Vandercook No. 4 flatbed cylinder press 1963 Vandercook SP-15 flatbed cylinder press (limited access: pls inquire) 1935 Vandercook No. 099 flatbed tabletop proof press 1960 Showcard 8x11 tabletop proof press Collection of several dozen historic wood and metal typefaces 13"x19" Boxcar base 6"x9" Boxcar base All letterpress accessories: furniture, reglets, quoins, drying rack, etc. Rubber-based black ink (additional colors available for purchase) Option to order polymer plates via our educational discount Risography: Access to single-color, RZ 1090U Risograph through bearbear. Includes low-cost masters and 15 amazing Riso inks. BYO paper stock or purchase some on site. $1 per master $0.20 per Riso impression Laser printing, copying and scanning: High resolution laser printing (up to 2400 dpi) via our Xerox C-9065. Print job management, color adjustments, and easy booklet printing via Fiery Command Workstation. Standard 8.5x11 copy paper included. $0.07 per black and white side $0.25 per color side Bindery: Challenge 28" hydraulic guillotine Jacques 40" board shear Duplo high-speed, multi-function paper folder Electric saddle stapler Advanced traditional bindery tools: book weights, nipping, standing, and laying presses, standing backer, Hickok sewing frame All standard bindery hand tools: scissors, rulers, cutting mats, staplers, etc. *Option to add industrial binding, foiling and typecasting certifications
  • Space access includes:
    - Three days per month. - Days can be added for just $10/day as many times as needed per month. - One hour of meeting room time included. - Private studios with 24/7 access are available. Please inquire if you'd like a tour of our studio pod.
  • Available Add-Ons:
    Access: Days can be added for just $10/day as many times as needed per month. A flat file storage drawer can be rented for $10/month. Additional meeting room time can be rented at $5/hour. Private studios with 24/7 access are available. Please inquire if you'd like a tour of our studio pod. Materials: Basic book and print supplies that we carry in house may be purchased. Please inquire regarding our selection of book cloth, board, and standard in-stock papers. Additional rubber-based ink colors for letterpress are available for purchase--or ask about joining our ink-share club! bearbear carries 11 specialty Riso ink colors, available for upgrade.
  • Is shop certification needed prior to joining?
    Yes. This membership requires certification before joining. Optional trainings can be added at any time for further access (see below). Required Training for Certification: Letterpress Technics 2 sessions, 3 hours each: $160.00 total (for both sessions) Shop orientation including paper cutting equipment 1 hour: free
  • Optional Add-On Trainings Available:
    Digital Laser Printing Orientation 30min session: $20.00 Members may register here. This training quickly reviews the features and use of our high-end Xerox C-9060 laser printer, as well as its management system, Fiery Command Workstation. The training covers printing, scanning, and copying procedures for various scenarios. Once certified, members are assigned an accounting key that tracks usage, billed monthly. Standard letter-sized copy paper is provided to members with this certification. Scanning: Free Black and white printing: $0.07 per side. Color printing: $0.15 per side. Riso Technics for Risograph Printing Access. 2 hour session: $80.00 Members may register here. This training with bearbear covers the safe use of the RZ1090U Risograph machine to create multi-layered prints via both the scanning bed and through digital means. This class is run once a month with limited capacity: please see details on the registration page. Per page printing fee applies depending on colors used. Industrial Binding Equipment Training $30 training/$10 per month for use. This training covers safe use of our high capacity wire stitcher, paper drill, and manual spiral and comb binders. Members may reach out to schedule. Foil Stamping for Paper, Cloth and Leather $30 training/$10 per month for use. This training covers safe use of our Kwikprint foil stamper and related typefaces. Black, white, silver and gold foils are included in use. Members may reach out to schedule. Hot Metal Typecasting: Ludlow Foundry Pricing based on project specifics. This training covers safe use of our two Ludlow Typograph Machines and accessories during open foundry hours. Ludlow machines are used to easily make new, custom lead type for letterpress printing or foil stamping. Members may reach out for more information regarding the foundry, and to schedule training.
  • Want to join us? Here's what to do:
    Training and orientation are required for this membership level. These courses run at various times throughout each month. Please follow these steps to join us: Sign up for Letterpress Technics on our class calendar.* Attend and pass the course. If you don't pass, you'll be asked to take a gap lesson to brush up on your skills. At the end of your letterpress course, sign up for the next shop orientation. (Orientation is where you officially join, tour the entire space, pay your membership fee, and get certified on the paper cutters if needed.) Keep in mind that we schedule orientations throughout the month but the next one may not be happening for several days. A scheduled space orientation is required for your comfort and safety. Once you have completed your training certification, your shop orientation, and officially registered as a member, you're all set! You'll have access to our secure facility and the ability to sign out space and equipment whenever you need. Your membership is month-to-month and can be canceled any time. * Experienced letterpress printers and/or Risographers may test out of our trainings by contacting us. Please contact us if you think you already have the skills needed to run this equipment. 414-482-3630 or info@binderymke.com.
  • Overview:
    Residency is a special type of membership for deeper involvement, longer projects, or learning steadily over time. Residency includes full space and equipment access--but at a reduced cost per day, and for initial training. Other special perks include flat file storage, the option to show work in an annual gallery night, and some fancy Bindery swag! After one month, residents are eligible to request off-hours shop time to work in the space beyond The Bindery's normal operating hours. $120/month with a 3 month commitment ​ Ideal for: Longer-term or recurring project work, Letterpress posters, broadsides and chapbooks, Linocut printing, Riso printing, specialty zine making, artist book projects that involve multiple print styles, folks who want to learn it all!
  • Available Add-Ons:
    Access: Days can be added for just $10/day as many times as needed per month. Additional meeting room time can be rented at $5/hour. Private studios with 24/7 access are available. Please inquire if you'd like a tour of our studio pod. Materials: Basic book and print supplies that we carry in house may be purchased. Please inquire regarding our selection of book cloth, board, and standard in-stock papers. Additional rubber-based ink colors for letterpress are available for purchase--or ask about joining our ink-share club! bearbear carries 11 specialty Riso ink colors, available for upgrade.
  • Space access includes:
    - Six days per month, recurring monthly for 3 months. - Days can be added for just $10/day as many times as needed per month. - Flat file storage is included, if desired. - Option to request off-hours access, after a one-month trial period. - Two hours of meeting room time included. - Private studios with 24/7 access are available. Please inquire if you'd like a tour of our studio pod.
  • Available Equipment:
    Certification training is required at this level for access to any of the following. Please see the training tab for more info on how to get certified. Letterpress Printing: 1932 Vandercook No. 4 flatbed cylinder press 1963 Vandercook SP-15 flatbed cylinder press (limited access: pls inquire) 1935 Vandercook No. 099 flatbed tabletop proof press 1960 Showcard 8x11 tabletop proof press Collection of several dozen historic wood and metal typefaces 13"x19" Boxcar base 6"x9" Boxcar base All letterpress accessories: furniture, reglets, quoins, drying rack, etc. Rubber-based black ink (additional colors available for purchase) Option to order polymer plates via our educational discount Risography: Access to single-color, RZ 1090U Risograph through bearbear. Includes low-cost masters and 15 amazing Riso inks. BYO paper stock or purchase some on site. $1 per master $0.20 per Riso impression Laser printing, copying and scanning: High resolution laser printing (up to 2400 dpi) via our Xerox C-9065. Print job management, color adjustments, and easy booklet printing via Fiery Command Workstation. Standard 8.5x11 copy paper included. $0.07 per black and white side $0.25 per color side Bindery: Challenge 28" hydraulic guillotine Jacques 40" board shear Duplo high-speed, multi-function paper folder Electric saddle stapler Advanced traditional bindery tools: book weights, nipping, standing, and laying presses, standing backer, Hickok sewing frame All standard bindery hand tools: scissors, rulers, cutting mats, staplers, etc. *Option to add industrial binding, foiling and typecasting certifications
  • Optional Add-On Trainings Available:
    Digital Laser Printing Orientation 30min session: $20.00 Members may register here. This training quickly reviews the features and use of our high-end Xerox C-9060 laser printer, as well as its management system, Fiery Command Workstation. The training covers printing, scanning, and copying procedures for various scenarios. Once certified, members are assigned an accounting key that tracks usage, billed monthly. Standard letter-sized copy paper is provided to members with this certification. Scanning: Free Black and white printing: $0.07 per side. Color printing: $0.15 per side. Riso Technics for Risograph Printing Access. 2 hour session: $72.00 total Members may register here. This training with bearbear covers the safe use of the RZ1090U Risograph machine to create multi-layered prints via both the scanning bed and through digital means. This class is run once a month with limited capacity: please see details on the registration page. Per page printing fee applies depending on colors used. Letterpress Technics for Letterpress Printing Access 2 sessions, 3 hours each: $144 total Members may register here. Letterpress Technics is a two-part training that covers the ins’n’outs of printing at The Bindery using our Vandercook No. 4, and Vandercook table-top No 099. These presses can be used with our selection of wooden type, metal type, and Ludlow slugs, or they can be set to do other kinds of relief printing such as linocuts, wood cuts, or polymer plates for those that wish to bring their own! Industrial Binding Equipment Training $30 training/$10 per month for use. This training covers safe use of our high capacity wire stitcher, paper drill, and manual spiral and comb binders. Members may reach out to schedule. Foil Stamping for Paper, Cloth and Leather $30 training/$10 per month for use. This training covers safe use of our Kwikprint foil stamper and related typefaces. Black, white, silver and gold foils are included in use. Members may reach out to schedule. Hot Metal Typecasting: Ludlow Foundry Pricing based on project specifics. This training covers safe use of our two Ludlow Typograph Machines and accessories during open foundry hours. Ludlow machines are used to easily make new, custom lead type for letterpress printing or foil stamping. Members may reach out for more information regarding the foundry, and to schedule training.
  • Is shop certification needed prior to joining?
    Yes. This membership requires certification before joining. Optional trainings can be added at any time for further access (see below). Required Training for Certification: Letterpress Technics 2 sessions, 3 hours each: $144.00 total (for both sessions: including 10% Resident Discount) (Our calendar lives here to sign up.) **OR** Riso Technics 1 session, 2 hours: $72 (including 10% Resident Discount) (Our calendar lives here to sign up.) **PLUS** Shop orientation including paper cutting equipment 1 hour: free ***** * A note for clarity: either of the above technics trainings is required to be a resident, but the other may be added at any time (along with our other optional trainings below). Shop orientation is required regardless.
  • Want to join us? Here's what to do:
    Training and orientation are required for this membership level. These courses run at various times throughout each month. Please follow these steps to join us: Sign up for either Letterpress Technics or Riso Technics on our class calendar.* Attend and pass the course. If you don't pass, you'll be asked to take a gap lesson to brush up on your skills. At the end of your course, sign up for the next shop orientation. (Orientation is where you officially join, tour the entire space, pay your membership fee, and get certified on the paper cutters if needed.) Keep in mind that we schedule orientations throughout the month but the next one may not be happening for several days. A scheduled space orientation is required for your comfort and safety. Once you have completed your training certification, your shop orientation, and officially registered as a resident, you're all set! You'll have access to our secure facility and the ability to sign out space and equipment whenever you need. Your residency runs on a quarterly cycle and can be canceled or renewed every three months. * Experienced letterpress printers and/or Risographers may test out of our trainings by contacting us. Please contact us if you think you already have the skills needed to run this equipment. 414-482-3630 or info@binderymke.com.
  • Overview:
    A great starting point for writers and creatives who want space access, but don't need a bunch of equipment. Work amongst your peers in a casual, inspiring environment away from your home office. This simple plan has the option to get trained on our professional-grade laser printer/scanner/copier for those who want to create tangible printed work. $40/month ​ Ideal for: writing, zine making, graphic design, and other creative computer work.
  • Available Equipment:
    Without Training/Certification: - Basic bindery hand tools including scissors, X-Acto knives, cutting mats, bone folders, rulers, and staplers. *Note: no other bindery or print tools are available at this level. Please join our Core Creator membership to access more equipment. With Training/Certification: - High resolution laser printing (up to 2400 dpi) via our Xerox C-9065. - Print job management, color adjustments, and easy booklet printing via Fiery Command Workstation. *Please see the training tab for more information on certification.
  • Available Add-Ons:
    - Days can be added for just $10/day as many times as needed per month. - Additional meeting room time can be rented at $5/hour. - Private studios with 24/7 access are available for a total of $350/mo, including membership. Please inquire if you'd like a tour of our studio pod. - Basic book and print supplies that we carry in house may be purchased. Please inquire regarding our selection of book cloth, board, and standard in-stock papers.
  • Space access includes:
    - Three days per month. - Days can be added for just $10/day as many times as needed per month. - One hour of meeting room time included. - Private studios with 24/7 access are available for a total of $350/mo, including membership. Please inquire if you'd like a tour of our studio pod.
  • Is shop certification needed prior to joining?
    No, not at this level, unless laser printing is desired. (See optional trainings below.) However, we are a space for creatives in book and print arts or adjacent fields. Potential members will asked to self-identify as doing work that is aligned with this mission.
  • Optional Add-On Trainings Available:
    Digital Laser Printing Orientation 30min session: $20.00 Members may register here. This training quickly reviews the features and use of our high-end Xerox C-9060 laser printer, as well as its management system, Fiery Command Workstation. The training covers printing, scanning, and copying procedures for various scenarios. Once certified, members are assigned an accounting key that tracks usage, billed monthly. Standard letter-sized copy paper is provided to members with this certification. Scanning: Free Black and white printing: $0.07 per side. Color printing: $0.15 per side.
  • Want to join us? Here's what to do:
    Please contact us to schedule a time to come by for sign up and a brief orientation. 414-482-3630 or info@binderymke.com. Keep in mind that we schedule orientations throughout the month but the next one may not be happening for several days. A scheduled space orientation is required for your comfort and safety. After joining, if you would like to sign up for printer training/certification, please check our calendar or reach out regarding the next session.
  • Overview:
    Our main, foundational plan with access to the space and most of the equipment needed to make a variety of books with a mix of print technologies. A step up from our Explorer plan, this membership allows access to all binding and paper cutting equipment as well as Risographic printing through our in-house partner, bearbear. $60/month ​ Ideal for: Riso printing, specialty zine making, chapbooks, self-publishing, bookbinding.
  • Space access includes:
    - Three days per month. - Days can be added for just $10/day as many times as needed per month. - One hour of meeting room time included. - Private studios with 24/7 access are available. Please inquire if you'd like a tour of our studio pod.
  • Available Add-Ons:
    Access: Days can be added for just $10/day as many times as needed per month. A flat file storage drawer can be rented for $10/month. Additional meeting room time can be rented at $5/hour. Private studios with 24/7 access are available. Please inquire if you'd like a tour of our studio pod. Materials: Basic book and print supplies that we carry in house may be purchased. Please inquire regarding our selection of book cloth, board, and standard in-stock papers. bearbear carries 11 specialty Riso ink colors, available for upgrade.
  • Available Equipment:
    Certification training is required at this level for access to any of the following. Please see the training tab for more info on how to get certified. Risography: Access to single-color, RZ 1090U Risograph through bearbear. Includes low-cost masters and 15 amazing Riso inks. BYO paper stock or purchase some on site. $1 per master $0.20 per Riso impression Laser printing, copying and scanning: High resolution laser printing (up to 2400 dpi) via our Xerox C-9065. Print job management, color adjustments, and easy booklet printing via Fiery Command Workstation. Standard 8.5x11 copy paper included. $0.07 per black and white side $0.25 per color side Bindery: Challenge 28" hydraulic guillotine Jacques 40" board shear Duplo high-speed, multi-function paper folder Electric saddle stapler Advanced traditional bindery tools: book weights, nipping, standing, and laying presses, standing backer, Hickok sewing frame All standard bindery hand tools: scissors, rulers, cutting mats, staplers, etc. *Option to add industrial binding, foiling and typecasting certifications
  • Optional Add-On Trainings Available:
    Digital Laser Printing Orientation 30min session: $20.00 Members may register here. This training quickly reviews the features and use of our high-end Xerox C-9060 laser printer, as well as its management system, Fiery Command Workstation. The training covers printing, scanning, and copying procedures for various scenarios. Once certified, members are assigned an accounting key that tracks usage, billed monthly. Standard letter-sized copy paper is provided to members with this certification. Scanning: Free Black and white printing: $0.07 per side. Color printing: $0.15 per side. Industrial Binding Equipment Training $30 training/$10 per month for use. This training covers safe use of our high capacity wire stitcher, paper drill, and manual spiral and comb binders. Members may reach out to schedule. Foil Stamping for Paper, Cloth and Leather $30 training/$10 per month for use. This training covers safe use of our Kwikprint foil stamper and related typefaces. Black, white, silver and gold foils are included in use. Members may reach out to schedule. Hot Metal Typecasting: Ludlow Foundry Pricing based on project specifics. This training covers safe use of our two Ludlow Typograph Machines and accessories during open foundry hours. Ludlow machines are used to easily make new, custom lead type for letterpress printing or foil stamping. Members may reach out for more information regarding the foundry, and to schedule training.
  • Is shop certification needed prior to joining?
    Yes. This membership requires certification before joining. Optional trainings can be added at any time for further access (see below). Required Training for Certification: Riso Technics 2 hours: $80.00 (Our calendar lives here to sign up.) Shop orientation including paper cutting equipment 1 hour: free
  • Want to join us? Here's what to do:
    Training and orientation are required for this membership level. These sessions run at various times throughout each month. Please follow these steps to join us: Sign up for Riso Technics on our class calendar.* Attend and pass the course. If you don't pass, you'll be asked to take a gap lesson to brush up on your skills. At the end of your Riso course, sign up for a shop orientation. (Orientation is where you officially join, tour the entire space, pay your membership fee, and get certified on the paper cutters if needed.) Keep in mind that we schedule orientations throughout the month but the next one may not be happening for several days. A scheduled space orientation is required for your comfort and safety. Once you have completed your training certification, your shop orientation, and officially registered as a member, you're all set! You'll have access to our secure facility and the ability to sign out space and equipment whenever you need. Your membership is month-to-month and can be canceled any time. * Experienced risographers may test out of this course by contacting us. Please contact us if you think you already have the skills needed to run this equipment. 414-482-3630 or info@binderymke.com.
  • Overview:
    For the print-mastermind, this level builds on our Core plan to include letterpress access in addition to Risography, laser printing, and all bindery/finish equipment. Great for makers who want a bit of everything and anticipate doing a variety of project work--or want to focus deeply on their letterpress skills and practice. $80/month ​ Ideal for: Letterpress posters, broadsides and chapbooks, Linocut printing, Riso printing, specialty zine making, artist book projects that involve multiple print styles, curious beings who want to "know it all!"
  • Available Equipment:
    Certification training is required at this level for access to any of the following. Please see the training tab for more info on how to get certified. Letterpress Printing: 1932 Vandercook No. 4 flatbed cylinder press 1963 Vandercook SP-15 flatbed cylinder press (limited access: pls inquire) 1935 Vandercook No. 099 flatbed tabletop proof press 1960 Showcard 8x11 tabletop proof press Collection of several dozen historic wood and metal typefaces 13"x19" Boxcar base 6"x9" Boxcar base All letterpress accessories: furniture, reglets, quoins, drying rack, etc. Rubber-based black ink (additional colors available for purchase) Option to order polymer plates via our educational discount Risography: Access to single-color, RZ 1090U Risograph through bearbear. Includes low-cost masters and 15 amazing Riso inks. BYO paper stock or purchase some on site. $1 per master $0.20 per Riso impression Laser printing, copying and scanning: High resolution laser printing (up to 2400 dpi) via our Xerox C-9065. Print job management, color adjustments, and easy booklet printing via Fiery Command Workstation. Standard 8.5x11 copy paper included. $0.07 per black and white side $0.25 per color side Bindery: Challenge 28" hydraulic guillotine Jacques 40" board shear Duplo high-speed, multi-function paper folder Electric saddle stapler Advanced traditional bindery tools: book weights, nipping, standing, and laying presses, standing backer, Hickok sewing frame All standard bindery hand tools: scissors, rulers, cutting mats, staplers, etc. *Option to add industrial binding, foiling and typecasting certifications
  • Space access includes:
    - Three days per month. - Days can be added for just $10/day as many times as needed per month. - One hour of meeting room time included. - Private studios with 24/7 access are available. Please inquire if you'd like a tour of our studio pod.
  • Available Add-Ons:
    Access: Days can be added for just $10/day as many times as needed per month. A flat file storage drawer can be rented for $10/month. Additional meeting room time can be rented at $5/hour. Private studios with 24/7 access are available. Please inquire if you'd like a tour of our studio pod. Materials: Basic book and print supplies that we carry in house may be purchased. Please inquire regarding our selection of book cloth, board, and standard in-stock papers. Additional rubber-based ink colors for letterpress are available for purchase--or ask about joining our ink-share club! bearbear carries 11 specialty Riso ink colors, available for upgrade.
  • Is shop certification needed prior to joining?
    Yes. This membership requires certification before joining. Optional trainings can be added at any time for further access (see below). Required Training for Certification: Letterpress Technics 2 sessions, 3 hours each: $160.00 total (for both sessions) Shop orientation including paper cutting equipment 1 hour: free
  • Optional Add-On Trainings Available:
    Digital Laser Printing Orientation 30min session: $20.00 Members may register here. This training quickly reviews the features and use of our high-end Xerox C-9060 laser printer, as well as its management system, Fiery Command Workstation. The training covers printing, scanning, and copying procedures for various scenarios. Once certified, members are assigned an accounting key that tracks usage, billed monthly. Standard letter-sized copy paper is provided to members with this certification. Scanning: Free Black and white printing: $0.07 per side. Color printing: $0.15 per side. Riso Technics for Risograph Printing Access. 2 hour session: $80.00 Members may register here. This training with bearbear covers the safe use of the RZ1090U Risograph machine to create multi-layered prints via both the scanning bed and through digital means. This class is run once a month with limited capacity: please see details on the registration page. Per page printing fee applies depending on colors used. Industrial Binding Equipment Training $30 training/$10 per month for use. This training covers safe use of our high capacity wire stitcher, paper drill, and manual spiral and comb binders. Members may reach out to schedule. Foil Stamping for Paper, Cloth and Leather $30 training/$10 per month for use. This training covers safe use of our Kwikprint foil stamper and related typefaces. Black, white, silver and gold foils are included in use. Members may reach out to schedule. Hot Metal Typecasting: Ludlow Foundry Pricing based on project specifics. This training covers safe use of our two Ludlow Typograph Machines and accessories during open foundry hours. Ludlow machines are used to easily make new, custom lead type for letterpress printing or foil stamping. Members may reach out for more information regarding the foundry, and to schedule training.
  • Want to join us? Here's what to do:
    Training and orientation are required for this membership level. These courses run at various times throughout each month. Please follow these steps to join us: Sign up for Letterpress Technics on our class calendar.* Attend and pass the course. If you don't pass, you'll be asked to take a gap lesson to brush up on your skills. At the end of your letterpress course, sign up for the next shop orientation. (Orientation is where you officially join, tour the entire space, pay your membership fee, and get certified on the paper cutters if needed.) Keep in mind that we schedule orientations throughout the month but the next one may not be happening for several days. A scheduled space orientation is required for your comfort and safety. Once you have completed your training certification, your shop orientation, and officially registered as a member, you're all set! You'll have access to our secure facility and the ability to sign out space and equipment whenever you need. Your membership is month-to-month and can be canceled any time. * Experienced letterpress printers and/or Risographers may test out of our trainings by contacting us. Please contact us if you think you already have the skills needed to run this equipment. 414-482-3630 or info@binderymke.com.
  • Overview:
    Residency is a special type of membership for deeper involvement, longer projects, or learning steadily over time. Residency includes full space and equipment access--but at a reduced cost per day, and for initial training. Other special perks include flat file storage, the option to show work in an annual gallery night, and some fancy Bindery swag! After one month, residents are eligible to request off-hours shop time to work in the space beyond The Bindery's normal operating hours. $120/month with a 3 month commitment ​ Ideal for: Longer-term or recurring project work, Letterpress posters, broadsides and chapbooks, Linocut printing, Riso printing, specialty zine making, artist book projects that involve multiple print styles, folks who want to learn it all!
  • Available Add-Ons:
    Access: Days can be added for just $10/day as many times as needed per month. Additional meeting room time can be rented at $5/hour. Private studios with 24/7 access are available. Please inquire if you'd like a tour of our studio pod. Materials: Basic book and print supplies that we carry in house may be purchased. Please inquire regarding our selection of book cloth, board, and standard in-stock papers. Additional rubber-based ink colors for letterpress are available for purchase--or ask about joining our ink-share club! bearbear carries 11 specialty Riso ink colors, available for upgrade.
  • Space access includes:
    - Six days per month, recurring monthly for 3 months. - Days can be added for just $10/day as many times as needed per month. - Flat file storage is included, if desired. - Option to request off-hours access, after a one-month trial period. - Two hours of meeting room time included. - Private studios with 24/7 access are available. Please inquire if you'd like a tour of our studio pod.
  • Available Equipment:
    Certification training is required at this level for access to any of the following. Please see the training tab for more info on how to get certified. Letterpress Printing: 1932 Vandercook No. 4 flatbed cylinder press 1963 Vandercook SP-15 flatbed cylinder press (limited access: pls inquire) 1935 Vandercook No. 099 flatbed tabletop proof press 1960 Showcard 8x11 tabletop proof press Collection of several dozen historic wood and metal typefaces 13"x19" Boxcar base 6"x9" Boxcar base All letterpress accessories: furniture, reglets, quoins, drying rack, etc. Rubber-based black ink (additional colors available for purchase) Option to order polymer plates via our educational discount Risography: Access to single-color, RZ 1090U Risograph through bearbear. Includes low-cost masters and 15 amazing Riso inks. BYO paper stock or purchase some on site. $1 per master $0.20 per Riso impression Laser printing, copying and scanning: High resolution laser printing (up to 2400 dpi) via our Xerox C-9065. Print job management, color adjustments, and easy booklet printing via Fiery Command Workstation. Standard 8.5x11 copy paper included. $0.07 per black and white side $0.25 per color side Bindery: Challenge 28" hydraulic guillotine Jacques 40" board shear Duplo high-speed, multi-function paper folder Electric saddle stapler Advanced traditional bindery tools: book weights, nipping, standing, and laying presses, standing backer, Hickok sewing frame All standard bindery hand tools: scissors, rulers, cutting mats, staplers, etc. *Option to add industrial binding, foiling and typecasting certifications
  • Optional Add-On Trainings Available:
    Digital Laser Printing Orientation 30min session: $20.00 Members may register here. This training quickly reviews the features and use of our high-end Xerox C-9060 laser printer, as well as its management system, Fiery Command Workstation. The training covers printing, scanning, and copying procedures for various scenarios. Once certified, members are assigned an accounting key that tracks usage, billed monthly. Standard letter-sized copy paper is provided to members with this certification. Scanning: Free Black and white printing: $0.07 per side. Color printing: $0.15 per side. Riso Technics for Risograph Printing Access. 2 hour session: $72.00 total Members may register here. This training with bearbear covers the safe use of the RZ1090U Risograph machine to create multi-layered prints via both the scanning bed and through digital means. This class is run once a month with limited capacity: please see details on the registration page. Per page printing fee applies depending on colors used. Letterpress Technics for Letterpress Printing Access 2 sessions, 3 hours each: $144 total Members may register here. Letterpress Technics is a two-part training that covers the ins’n’outs of printing at The Bindery using our Vandercook No. 4, and Vandercook table-top No 099. These presses can be used with our selection of wooden type, metal type, and Ludlow slugs, or they can be set to do other kinds of relief printing such as linocuts, wood cuts, or polymer plates for those that wish to bring their own! Industrial Binding Equipment Training $30 training/$10 per month for use. This training covers safe use of our high capacity wire stitcher, paper drill, and manual spiral and comb binders. Members may reach out to schedule. Foil Stamping for Paper, Cloth and Leather $30 training/$10 per month for use. This training covers safe use of our Kwikprint foil stamper and related typefaces. Black, white, silver and gold foils are included in use. Members may reach out to schedule. Hot Metal Typecasting: Ludlow Foundry Pricing based on project specifics. This training covers safe use of our two Ludlow Typograph Machines and accessories during open foundry hours. Ludlow machines are used to easily make new, custom lead type for letterpress printing or foil stamping. Members may reach out for more information regarding the foundry, and to schedule training.
  • Is shop certification needed prior to joining?
    Yes. This membership requires certification before joining. Optional trainings can be added at any time for further access (see below). Required Training for Certification: Letterpress Technics 2 sessions, 3 hours each: $144.00 total (for both sessions: including 10% Resident Discount) (Our calendar lives here to sign up.) **OR** Riso Technics 1 session, 2 hours: $72 (including 10% Resident Discount) (Our calendar lives here to sign up.) **PLUS** Shop orientation including paper cutting equipment 1 hour: free ***** * A note for clarity: either of the above technics trainings is required to be a resident, but the other may be added at any time (along with our other optional trainings below). Shop orientation is required regardless.
  • Want to join us? Here's what to do:
    Training and orientation are required for this membership level. These courses run at various times throughout each month. Please follow these steps to join us: Sign up for either Letterpress Technics or Riso Technics on our class calendar.* Attend and pass the course. If you don't pass, you'll be asked to take a gap lesson to brush up on your skills. At the end of your course, sign up for the next shop orientation. (Orientation is where you officially join, tour the entire space, pay your membership fee, and get certified on the paper cutters if needed.) Keep in mind that we schedule orientations throughout the month but the next one may not be happening for several days. A scheduled space orientation is required for your comfort and safety. Once you have completed your training certification, your shop orientation, and officially registered as a resident, you're all set! You'll have access to our secure facility and the ability to sign out space and equipment whenever you need. Your residency runs on a quarterly cycle and can be canceled or renewed every three months. * Experienced letterpress printers and/or Risographers may test out of our trainings by contacting us. Please contact us if you think you already have the skills needed to run this equipment. 414-482-3630 or info@binderymke.com.

QUICK-GLANCE COMPARISON:

coworking, private office, workspace rental

Space
Explorer

$40/mo.
3+ days
Space access

Laser printing only
(optional)

Core
Creator

$60/mo.*
4+ days
Space access

Risography, laser, & full bindery access.

Letterpress
Operative

$80/mo.*
4+ days
Space access

Letterpress, Riso, laser, & full bindery access.

Resident
 

$120/mo.*
8+ days
Space access

Access to everything plus special perks.

*SPECIAL PRICING

In order to promote access, diversity, and equity in the book arts, The Bindery offers 20% off certification trainings and monthly member fees to our three maker-based levels. This discount applies to those who self-identify as any of the following:

  • Humans who identify as Black, Brown, POC, BIPOC, or non-white.

  • Students enrolled in a full or part time college program within a related field.

  • Recent graduates from a related program (within one year of graduation).

  • Humans who are our respected elders: those 65 or older.


This discount is self-selecting: please let us know if you would like it to apply.

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We can't wait to see you around the shop, writing your next poem, designing a book, or creating wonderful prints!

Not quite sure what membership is right for you, or what the next step should be?

No problem. We're happy to discuss your needs and help make the process smooth and easy. Please be in touch with questions or thoughts.

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