Peter Koch, Printer

We have been designing and printing books and ephemera since 1974. Beginning a career in Missoula, Montana Peter Koch started with one platen press. He since settled in the San Francisco Bay area and following the San Francisco literary tradition of fine printing, has acquired an international reputation and several more presses. Our clients and collectors range from major international research libraries to bibliophilic organizations and private collectors and publishers. Between commissions, we design, print and publish limited editions of ancient Greek philosophers, the musings of maverick poets, and the images of world-renowned wood engravers and photographers. Editions Koch specializes in publishing limited edition artist books, broadsides, portfolios, and text transmission objects.


Peter Koch, Printer: A Forty-Five Year Retrospective Exhibition

Join us for a forty-five year retrospective of Peter Koch, printer at the Grolier Club in New York. Sept. 11 - Nov. 23, 2019.

Toni Morrison, Five Poems, Silhouettes by Kara E. Walker

Five Poems by Toni Morrison with Silhouettes by Kara E. Walker.

The complete, three-volume Peter Koch Printer: A Descriptive Bibliography [1974–2016] is now available.

Our latest books are: Liber Ignis, Paris, and Small Elegies.

We support The Codex Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to preserving and promoting the hand-made book as a work of art.

Peter was recently interviewed by Home Ground Radio about the book Splendid on a Large Scale: The Writings of Hans Peter Gyllembourg Koch, Montana Territory, 1869-1874. Listen Here (mp3).

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