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From History Colorado

New Life for Old Printing Press

From Durango Local News

Colorado Experience:  Press of the West

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From the Local News Network Durango

Field Guide

Recent coverage on Mancos and the Mancos Common Press


We hope you enjoy these videos done on the Mancos Common Press over the last several years.


Herstory Print Collective & Mancos Common Press present: Artists of the Four Corners: Celebrating Women Through Printmaking Eight local artists came together to create posters of inspiring women in their lives or in history. Created in a workshop led by the women of the Herstory Print Collective and hosted by the Mancos Common Press, the […]

Grand [re] Opening of the Mancos Common Press

SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR GRAND OPENING PARTY! Please join us the evening of July 20th as we celebrate our Grand [re]Opening of the Mancos Common Press. Our Historic Preservation project is nearly complete and the presses are up and running. Come learn about all the programs and plans happening as the Common Press moves […]

Mancos Arts classes were a huge success!

This spring Mancos Common Press included in its programming a series of classes for the Mancos Re-6 School district. Classes varied by age group but in total 190 students were introduced to the art of Letterpress. Each class included a basic explanation of the history of relief printing and the profound effect the invention of […]

Mancos Common Press gets grant to restore building

By Jacob Klopfenstein The Journal Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 8:47 AM Updated: Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 12:07 AM Mancos Common Press gets grant to restore building $89,000 used primarily for restoration of building’s interior After four attempts, the Mancos Common Press has finally been awarded a grant to restore the building that houses its prized […]

New press arrives at the Common Press

A new press comes to the Press! In spring of this year one of our Board members discovered a Challenge proof press for sale in New Mexico. It was offered at a reasonable price with a lot of attendant letterpress materials including lead and wood type. Being so close it was irresistible, so a group [...]


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