Letterpress

Intro to Letterpress Printing

Come learn the unique and exciting art form of letterpress printing! Use moveable type, carvings, and etchings to create impressions using one of our 7 different presses.

Prior to Week One:
Email goes out asking what project folks hope to accomplish during this class, and asking them to brainstorm a few options to choose from. Full copy of the syllabus. Expect to produce at least one edition (size of edition will vary) of 2+ color print using type and/or images.

Some examples include:

  • Cover of a chapbook and bindery techniques
  • One awesome quote (there will not be time or skill enough to typeset your entire book)
  • One short poem
  • Birthday or Thank You cards
  • Post cards (2 sided)

 

These are just a few examples. Our goal is to help you execute your vision within the time and skill constraints of the four week class.

Objective:
To learn the basics of letterpress printing, such as; overall design, image production, press operation, color separation, typesetting, paper and ink use.

Details:

  • 4-week course begins first week of each scheduled month
  • Wednesday evenings from 6-9 pm
  • Materials included
  • Access to multiple presses
  • Includes 3-month membership

Price:

$175
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- month
Membership Included

Ready to start learning?