Polymer Core 1 :: Digital Design for Letterpress

This event is POSTPONED. Please email workshops@sfcb.org for information about future workshops.
$ 70.00

August 6th, 2020 6:30 PM

  • Instructor: Lars Kim
  • Workshop Type: Printing
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: August 6th, 2020 6:30 PM
  • Workshop End: August 6th, 2020 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 Adobe CS or CC software.

Workshop Fee (includes $5 materials fee): $70.00

Date & Time:  Thursday, August 6, 2020:: 6:30-10pm

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:

[What did you like most about this workshop?] “Everything.”

[What did you find most valuable about the workshop?] “Lars's understanding of the process and ability to teach it.”


“I like how well organized it was. Lars had examples already prepared for us to view of everything she discussed.”

“I learned so much, I can't wait for part 2 of this class!”

$ 70.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States