Letterpress Essentials 2: Pre-Press

$ 60.00

January 20th, 2021 2:00 PM

  • Instructor: Chad Johnson
  • Workshop Type: Printing
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: January 20th, 2021 2:00 PM
  • Workshop End: January 20th, 2021 4:00 PM
  • Sessions: 1

This is a single-session online demonstration workshop.

The second of our 4-part Essentials series, this class covers ‘Imposition’: getting the type ready to print. We will cover the basics of furniture, quoins, chases, and planning to register your type on the press sheet. We will also briefly talk about ink mixing and paper trimming.

Students who sign up for the four workshop series, held every other Wednesday starting January 6, may do so at a reduced rate ($200 for all four classes). To register for the full series at a discount, please email workshops@sfcb.org.

Materials to Bring: None, this is a demonstration class.

Workshop Fee: $60; $50 if you sign up for the entire four-class series

Date & Time: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 :: 2-4pm Pacific time

Location: Online over Zoom

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


About the Instructor | Chad Johnson

Chad Johnson is an artist, printer, bookbinder, and teacher who has been living in the Bay Area for the past two decades. After earning an MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, he has worked in conservation labs, letterpress shops, and libraries. He has experience conserving historic books, analyzing collections of rare books, working with artists and authors, printing professionally on many different letterpress machines, and teaching and sharing his love of books and printing. As SFCB's Studio Director | Resident Instructor, he brings knowledge and experience fueled by passion and enthusiasm for the art and craft of making books by hand. From digital typesetting to steamroller printing to fixing presses to talking about letterpress history, Chad is always happy to help students and artists learn to express themselves through the powerful medium of the handmade book.

Past Student Reviews:

"I love Chad's deep understanding and boundless energy."

"Outstanding instructor."

"Chad is very knowledgeable and helpful." 

$ 60.00
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Online via Zoom
United States