Tuesday, November 21st: Letterpress Basics: Introduction to Letterpress


Tuesday, November 21st: Letterpress Basics: Introduction to Letterpress

from 200.00

Tuesday, November 21st, 10AM-1PM

Are you interested in letterpress printing, but you don't really know what it's all about? This is the class for you!

Learn the names of the equipment, the tools, and the techniques in our gorgeous letterpress studio.
Explore the differences between type and plates.
Learn how to mix and apply inks.
Spin the wheel and print some cards to take home.

This informative class will introduce you to moveable type, one of the oldest forms of printing dating back to the 15th century.

This one-day course provides an introduction to letterpress printing on the platen press. Students will be shown examples of letterpress prints and will become familiar with options for their own designs. Students will be guided in proper procedures for setting movable type, inking, preparing paper, and the safe operation of the press.
Students will be expected to clean up after themselves and also assist in duties common to the class as a whole.

No previous letterpress experience is required

The following items are to be supplied by Darling Press:
• informative packet regarding the history and process of letterpress
• apron (for you to use and take home!)
• pens and pencils
• paper for printing
• ink for printing
• solvent resistant gloves

** If you would like to purchase this class as a gift, please leave us a message during checkout, and we will issue a hand calligraphed gift certificate to the lucky student.

Classes start at $200 per student.
Bring a friend and save $50.00 each (save $100, total)!
Just select the "couple rate."

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