International Printing Museum

2020 LA Printers Fair Vendor Registration Info



Los Angeles Printers Fair | International Printing MuseumThis information will help guide prepare for the Los Angeles Printers Fair on November 14 & 15, 2020 from 10 am to 4 pm.

Your Vendor Fee of $160 applies to both days and includes:

  • One six foot table with two chairs in a 6′ wide x 5′ deep area
  • Two Exhibitor badges
  • Two extra Fair Admission tickets
  • Vendor listing in the Fair’s Show Guide

 COVID-19 CONCERNS: By moving the fair to November we hope to lessen the chance that we will have to cancel the event. Should we need to cancel due to the pandemic you will receive a full refund. 

NOTE: There are a few special tables within the A Section (A8, A9, A28, A29) that are larger than the typical table. Their cost is $200 and includes all of the above, but with an 8′ table instead.

NOTE: Areas in the Swap Meet section are $90. Vendors must supply their own tent, table, and chairs. Your space consists of 8′ x 8′. The rest of the items are included with your fee. Specific spaces in the swap meet area are on a first come basis, The number spot chosen on the map sign up does not apply.

NOTE: Vendors are allowed to split a table or buy more than one table.

NOTE: As an artistic event, The Los Angeles Printers Fair is a celebration of Letterpress Printing, Paper & Paper Arts, Vintage Books, Book Arts, Printmaking, Screenprinting, Type, Typography, and other related arts. Vendors need to be within these fields; approval of vendor applications is subject to the discretion of Museum Management.



Tickets to the Fair for the public are $10 per adult and $5 for 12 years and under and it will take place rain or shine (hopefully no rain and a nice 75 degrees). Parking for the public will be across the street in Carson Town Center parking lot and next door in the church parking lot. Vendors can purchase discounted tickets for their guests and customers at $5 a ticket by purchasing them as Vendor Add-Ons.


Vendor setup for the Fair will be from 8 am on both mornings of the Fair, November 14th and 15th, and goes until the Fair starts at 10 am. The entrance to the Museum’s parking lot will be open during those 2 hours; VEHICLES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO REMAIN IN THE PARKING LOT after your items have been unloaded. It is suggested that you bring some kind of roller cart to help you with unloading and loading of your items since you will not be able to park your vehicle right next to your booth. Vendors purchasing booths inside the Museum (Section A) are invited to pre-setup on Friday from 12 pm to 5 pm. The Museum will be locked and your merchandise should be well protected.


Tear-down will commence at 4 pm when the Fair is over and vehicles will be allowed on the Museum’s parking lot at that time. Between the end of the first day of the fair on Saturday afternoon and the beginning of the second day of the fair Sunday morning there will be a security guard on the premises. The Printing Museum assumes no liability however for lost or stolen items.


Transactions must be handled directly at your booth. The Museum does not offer services, such as cash or credit card access, to the vendors. Wireless Internet availability is going to be limited so plan accordingly.

Registration is as easy as ONE, TWO, THREE.


LAPF 2019 MapDecide on one booth, two booths, three booths or however many you might need.

Click on the map to Download. Using the map you will be able to pick out an appropriate booth before purchasing and permanently choosing your booth. Please remember that this Map is only a visual tool; you have to PROCEED TO REGISTRATION below in order to actually select and purchase a booth!

Booths in the A and B sections are $160 each. Each booth includes a 6′ long table and two chairs. Each table or set of tables that is purchased will be given appropriate signage so that your customers can easily find you. NOTE: Some special tables within this section are larger than the typical table and costs $200 for a 8 foot table along with two chairs.

Swap Meet Booths in the C section are $90 and are 8′ x 8′ in size. The location of the booths are on a FIRST-COME FIRST-SERVED basis the morning of the Fair (no earlier than 7 am please). If you wish to purchase one of these areas you supply the tent, tables, and chairs for each 8′ x 8′ area.


Decide on the kind of ad you might wish to place in the LA Printers Fair Show Guide. You can see sample ad illustrations below, as well as downloadable Fair Guides. These ads will increase your sales by allowing the visitors to the Fair to take home the information needed to contact you after the Fair. Printers Fair Show Guide covers are limited edition letterpress printed and a souvenir visitors keep for many years.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity! There are three kinds of ads you may take out in the LA Printers Show Guide:

  • Full Page (7.35″w x 10″h) $300
  • Half Page (7.375″w x 4.875″h) $150
  • Quarter Page (3.56″w x 4.875″h) $75

You’ll be required to supply the finished full-color or black & white artwork in either JPEG or PDF format by no later than September 25, 2019 to be included in the 2019 Fair Show Guide. View and download previous Show Guides here.

Full Page Ad | International Printing Museum
Half Page Ad | International Printing Museum


Purchase more name badges ($5 each) for yourself and your employees (you are entitled to two name badges with your registration) and/or tickets to the Printers Fair for your customers & friends ($5 each).

Purchasing extra admission tickets to the Fair and handing them out to your customers is a great way to encourage them to come to the Fair, see your product line, or just get a great discount on tickets.


Once you have planned out your three steps, you can  proceed to the registration page where you will purchase your booth(s), Show Guide ad, and the extra goodies that you need to make your presence at the 11th Annual Los Angeles Printers Fair a success.

For more information or comments regarding the 2019 Los Angeles Printers Fair, contact You can also call the Museum at (310) 515-7166 or (714) 529-1832


If interested in becoming a Sponsor of the fair please e-mail Director Mark Barbour at