Polymer Core 1 :: Digital Design for Letterpress

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$ 65.00

March 2nd, 2017 6:30 PM

  • Instructor: Lars Kim
  • Workshop Type: Printing
  • Workshop Status: Wait-list
  • Workshop Start: March 2nd, 2017 6:30 PM
  • Workshop End: March 2nd, 2017 9:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

Digital Design for Letterpress is a new course intended for designers, illustrators, or printers who would like to improve their design and pre-press skills for letterpress. We will explore foundational print design concepts and how they translate to the letterpress process.

The following technical topics will be reviewed: editing raster (bitmap) and vector images in Photoshop and Illustrator; scanning photographic images and calligraphy and converting them into vector files; printing multiple colors, including overprinting; and basic principles of digital typography and the composition of images and text together in InDesign.

A useful pre-flight guide for film and photopolymer plate production will be provided for students to take home at the end of the class.

Students will then apply their new skills by preparing digital art files for film and plate production for the Polymer Core 2 :: Photopolymer Platemaking class. 

Materials to Bring: Laptop with CS software.

Workshop + Materials Fee: $65.00

Date & Time: Thursday, March 2, 2017 :: 6:30-9:30pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class


About the Instructor | Lars Kim

Lars Kim is a designer and letterpress printer living in San Francisco. After several years in architecture and new media, she unexpectedly stumbled upon a Heidelberg Windmill and rediscovered the tactile beauty of letterpress. Since then, she has deepened her passion for typography as well as the technical aspects of print and bookbinding, working on a wide range of commercial and private projects. She happily continues to sling pixels and ink at Logos Graphics and her freelance practice, Solsken Design. 

Past Student Reviews:

“I feel like this workshop is essential for any letterpress printer. There are so many elements that come into play when designing for letterpress, whether analog or digital and Lars covered them all!"

“Knowledgable instructor, easy to follow notes, interactive.”

“Lars is very engaging and obviously very passionate and skilled in her craft. She is very patient and had no problem stopping and helping anyone with questions/problem during exercises. Her sample prints that she brought in were very inspiring.”


$ 65.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States