bookRoom press was established in 2012 to publish and disseminate critical surveys of current thinking and innovative practice by key international practitioners and thinkers, as well as artists’ publications: 2 anthologies/surveys of writings by key international practitioners and thinkers /the book is alive ! (2012), Code X (2015), one publication on working with archive and art activism / RISE WITH YOUR CLASS (2016) and 9 artists publications by UCA researchers and invited artists: all in major public collections and mostly out of print. Some of these publications have become reference points in the field of postdigital publishing, cited and quoted in subsequent specialist publications, MA and PhD theses.
Established in October 2010, Book Room bookbiding and bookmaking facilities are housed in R54 on the Farnham campus, combining traditional and digital print and production technology to produce limited edition of book and other print work (photogravure, letterpress..).
The facilities offers BA ,MA, Research students, academics and artists in residence the opportunity to experiment with designs and processes in a specialist environment.
Book Room equipment and tools
A4 Laser printer- A2 and large inkjet printer, negative and paper scanner, reprographic unit.
letterpress and intaglio plate maker, proofing and editioning.
photopolymer plate making, proofing and editioning.
Electric Guillotine – Electric Trimmer – Automatic Booklet maker – Automatic Setup Folding Machine – Automatic Saddle Stapling Machine – Perfect binder machine – Crease Easy machine – Corner Rounder – electric Paper Drill – Automatic Saddle Stapling Machine – Hotfoil stamping and embossing.
Metal nipping Press – Wooden Nipping Press – Sewing Frames – Finishing/lying Press – Finishing Press.