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Cover to Cover: The Process and Technique of Screen Printing on Book Covers

The cover of a book is how we first judge it, whether we admit it or not. Covers can be designed with intricate finishing details, minimalist with only the titles, or, as in the case of artist Carolee Jakes, screen printed with unique designs. Join the American Bookbinders Museum in a virtual webinar presentation where screen-printer Carolee Jakes explores this unique approach to the art of finishing. Learn the ideal techniques, materials, surfaces, and more from a professional. See how you can bring screen printing bindings to your studio.


Carolee Jakes is a painter and printmaker from Northern Virginia and the head of Dead Run Studio in McLean, Virginia. Carolee’s work can be found in the collections of the Pew Charitable Trust, the National Gallery of Art: Corcoran Collection, and the Library of Congress Rare Books Collection, as well as in private collections in the United States and Greece. Jakes currently teaches printmaking at the Washington Waldorf School, Bethesda, MD.


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American Bookbinders Museum

The American Bookbinders Museum is the only museum of its kind in North America, celebrating and exploring the history, tools and stories of bookbinders and bookbinding, from its earliest forms through the changes and innovations of the industrial revolution.

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