The Printery has always been part of the Atascadero community.
Historically, a printer's devil was an apprentice in a printing establishment who performed a number of tasks, such as mixing ink, arranging type and helping to maintain the printing equipment.
Our Printer's Devils are a group of volunteers made up of former printing/publishing industry owners, executives and college instructors committed to helping the Atascadero Printery Foundation create educational outreach programs for all ages by promoting the history of printing in the Atascadero area. They can be seen demonstrating the printing process to students at Atascadero’s Tent City and at community events held at the Printery.
They are spearheading the development of the interactive Printing Museum that is planned for a portion of the Printery.
Aqua Calienta Chapter of Questers International
We are working with the CA State and the local Aqua Caliente chapters of Questers International on the preservation and restoration of portions of the Printery Building. Questers International is a group dedicated to keeping history alive by supporting preservation, restoration and education. Members from both chapters toured the Printery in August and are developing plans to assist with several key projects including restoration of windows and the main entrance.