According to Arthurian legend, King Pellinore obsessively hunted but never captured the elusive Questing Beast. In Le Morte d’Arthur, Sir Thomas Malory describes a fabulous monster with “…a head like a serpent’s head, and a body like a leopard, buttocks like a lion, and footed like an hart; and in his body there was such a noise as it had been the noise of thirty couple of hounds questing…”

We are dedicated to the creative exploration of the art and craft of printing. Like King Pellinore, we rigorously pursue our vision.


The centerpiece of our studio is a 1957 Vandercook 15-21 cylinder press with a maximum sheet size of 15.25” x 23.” Our equipment also includes a 19” Westman and Baker guillotine cutter, a Peerless foil stamping press and over 40 cases of lead type and ornaments.

We print from hand set type, magnesium and photopolymer plates. Hand-carved woodcuts and engravings are our specialty.

To see our most recent projects and learn more about the workings of the studio, visit our blog: Devices Obsolete

See a video of the press in action!


Ursula West Minervini studied printmaking at the Maryland Institute College of Art. In addition to operating Pellinore Press, she teaches printmaking and book arts and creates her own fine art prints.

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Jonathon Poliszuk studied illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

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