Desktop Publishing of Hobby Journals

Hobby DTP journals in the AAPA bundles are produced with a wide variety of computer-based hardware and software. The Macintosh is often the computer of choice, but just about all makes of computers are now used by the membership. ... Read more »

A.J. Publishing Using Scribus

Would you like to use a free desktop publishing application to produce amateur journals? Then this tutorial is for you! ... Read more »

Graphic Arts on the Web

Graphic Arts resources on the Web; maintained by the American Amateur Press Association. ... Read more »

Letterpress: ATF and BB&S Catalog Information

Detailed information about typeface catalogs from two of America's most prominent foundries. ... Read more »

Letterpress: Golding Printing Presses

In 1869, William Golding (1845 - 1916) began manufacturing printing equipment in Boston. Eventually, Golding's company produced three lines of printing presses ... Read more »

Letterpress: Hobby and Professional Shops

Numerous letterpress printshops have Web pages. Some are hobby shops run for the fun of it. Others are professionals that sell their printing for profit. Many sites include interesting tidbits about printing and typography. ... Read more »

Letterpress: Local Printing Groups

Want to get together with hobby printers in your local area? Check out the listings on this page and see if there's anyone nearby. ... Read more »

Letterpress: Printing Museums

Museums are listed in alphabetical order by museum name. If you are planning a trip to an area (say, Minnesota, Scotland, or Germany), use your browser's Find command to search for that location in this list. ... Read more »

Letterpress: Typefaces Available from U.S. Foundries

This page contains a listing of typefaces that were available for sale in 2000 from six typefounders ... Read more »

Other Amateur Journalism and Printing Groups

In addition to AAPA, there are other hobby groups related to amateur journalism and printing. ... Read more »

Reciprocal Links

These are Web pages that include a link to an AAPA Web page ... Read more »

Resources for Letterpress Printers

Letterpress printing may no longer be a growth industry, but there are numerous people world-wide who pursue it as either a hobby or a business. This page lists some of the places where individuals interested in letterpress printing can find information, services, ... Read more »

Writers' Resources on the World Wide Web

Web sites related to writing, brought to you by the American Amateur Press Association. ... Read more »


Become A Member!

Join AAPA!Amateur journalism is a unique activity. Amateur journalists publish journals on paper & online & come from many perspectives: from deluxe letterpress printed journals, to Xeroxed newsletters, to artistically designed cards and ephemera. We embrace the spirit of being amateurs – loving what we do for pure joy and not financial gain – while creating top quality journals, zines, and homemade publications.

Members receive ...

  • The monthly bundle mailed via the postal service
  • Access to the website and e-journals
  • e-mailed updates
  • Ability to publish your stories on AAPA