The Vrais Amis Du Cadratin Association

Created on 24 April 2009, the goals of  Le Vrais Amis du Cadratin are to support and publicise Le Cadratin and it's activities, safeguard the heritage of the printing profession - the machines and knowledge of typography, and to promote the future development of the workshop.

The association encourages the participation of volunteers in the activities organized at the workshop, and participates in the search for material to enrich the heritage that is not only exhibited, but kept in working order and used at Le Cadratin.

The Vrais Amis du Cadratin has more than 700 loyal members whose support is invaluable.

The statutes of the association can be downloaded here (currently only available in French).



Marianne Wespi Parisod


Hugues Eynard


Cathy Ecabert

Deborah Kunz

The association funds the publication of the "Petit Journal" and the events taking place in the workshop, such as open days. In addition, the association regularly solicits support from various institutions for the realization of works published at Le Cadratin and participation in events such as the Salon international du livre et de la presse in Geneva. Examples of the Petit Journal may be downloaded here.

The association has already received support from the City of Vevey, the department of cultural affairs of the State of Vaud, the city of Lausanne, the Sandoz Family Foundation, Loterie Romande, Casino Barrière de Montreux, the Riviera Savings and donors wishing to remain anonymous. Their assistance is gratefully acknowledged.

Become a member

The workshop of Le Cadratin attracts visitors of all ages. Our members may be currently, or formerly, professionally involved in the field of typography, young designers, avid readers and lovers of writing, basically anyone whos id seduced by the textures of beautiful paper and the smell of ink and lead.

Those who wish to safeguard this heritage have the opportunity to join the Vrais Amis du Cadratin to support the long-term operation of the workshop and its various projects.

Benefits of membership

Members of the association:

- Are automatically subscribed to the "Petit Journal".
- Are invited to the events held at Le Cadratin: book launches, open houses, exhibitions ...
- Receive a 20% discount on the purchase of all books published at Le Cadratin.

Application and fees

The annual fee is set at CHF 30.00

You can sign up by:

Internet (credit card, PayPal, bank transfer or bulletin versement:

Sign up on line

You will receive a code so that you can benefit from the promised discount with your next online order by using the code at the payment stage.

By mail (bank transfer or bulletin versement):

Association Les Vrais Amis du Cadratin

Emetteur national
Route de Peyres-Possens 29
1062 Sottens, Switzerland

Telephone: +41 (0)21 921 50 58


IBAN: CH16 0900 0000 1547 7247 6

Bank: PostFinance


Any amount paid in addition to the annual fee as a donation is welcome and will allow the association to increase the support for the workshop and its activities.

The Association Les Vrais Amis du Cadratin and the Le Cadratin Foundation are recognized as being public entities. All donations are tax deductible up to the limit set by the relevant tax authorities.

For more information:

Association Les Vrais Amis du Cadratin
Emetteur national Route de Peyres-Possens 29
1062 Sottens, Switzerland

Telephone: +41 (0)21 921 50 58