Expanded Retail

So many great Things are happening at the Common press!

We are expanding: The Mancos Commons

Mancos Commons is a proposed mixed-use building sponsored by Mancos Common Press. The new building will enhance Mancos and the Mancos Common Press in so many wonderful ways:

  • Workshop, retail, and office space for the Press
  • Expanded Press programming and engagement
  • Three single-bedroom living units

We are active: Learn about our programs and more

The Mancos Common Press is a hub of creativity with a robust schedule of programs and events, including:

  • Public School Classes
  • Community Classes
  • Artists In Residencies
  • Demo Days and Pop Up Shops
  • So much more!

Stay tuned for these upcoming events

  • Ongoing monthly Press Club Gathering – 4th Thursday of every month, 5-7pm.
  • Printing for Community Change – rescheduling soon w/Annie Seder
  • Visiting Artists – Herstory Community Printmaking – June 2-4
  • Herstory Evening Artist Talk at the Community Center June 2nd 7pm
  • BurroFest Print Demos – June 17th
  • Grand Summer Nights Hands on printing events July 8, 15, & 22
  • Artist in Residence – July 22-30 w/- Melissa Morgan
  • Letterpress 101 – July 14-16 & Sept. 8-10 w/Rosie Carter
  • Printers Pop-up – August 12th
  • Moku Hanga Japanese Printmaking – Oct. 19-22 w/Leon Loughridge
Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation

This project is paid for in part by a History Colorado State Historical Fund grant.

Artists in Residence

Artists in Residence

Take a peek at our newest project from our Artists in Residence.

Our Programs

Our Programs

Our programming aims to bring the history of letterpress into the present.

The Mural

The Mural

Our building features an amazing mural. See how it happened.

Press Club

Press Club

Learn about our new Press Club and start printing at the Mancos Common Press.

Join Us

Join Us

See all the ways you can be a part of the Mancos Common Press.

Even a small contribution makes a big impact.

Every contribution helps.
The Mancos Commons is an approved CO Enterprise Zone Project

The Cranston Press

Our working Cranston Press stands close to 8 feet tall and few still exist nationwide. This press is capable of producing prints of up to 24-by-36 inches, the size of a full newspaper spread. It is a rare privilege to have access to a huge letterpress like this and a wonder to see it in action.


• This project is paid for in part by a History Colorado – State Historical Fund grant. •

Contact Us

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