Printing

Our printing curriculum is designed to introduce the fundamentals of letterpress printing, get you printing on your own and present recent technologies and alternative techniques for producing images and text on paper.

Workshops: Printing
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Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, October 2, 2021, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, October 2, 2021, 5:30 PM
Paula Gloistein

Build your letterpress skills: learn advanced justification, typesetting, and composition. Put it all together to print a broadside of your own design.

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Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 9:30 PM
Robin Weinert

This class introduces the process, the materials, the machines, and the satisfaction of printing by hand on a Cylinder proof press.

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Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, October 16, 2021, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, October 17, 2021, 5:30 PM
Alan Hillesheim

Now that you've completed the Cylinder Core series, you can become certified on the Jobbing Platen, a true workhorse of the letterpress printing world. Learn the ins-and-outs of this press that's great for large editions.

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Binding, Printing
Sessions: 2
Start: Monday, October 18, 2021, 6:00 PM
End: Monday, October 25, 2021, 9:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

Looking for a creative way to produce letterpress printed imagery for your print and book projects? Try pressure printing! Learn the process of building plates made from paper to add graphics to your letterpress prints.

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Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, October 23, 2021, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, October 23, 2021, 5:30 PM
Alan Hillesheim

Design and aesthetic. Increase your letterpress versatility: learn to set up the press, refine you registration skills, and run an edition. Learn more about packing, roller height, and make-ready. Come ready to run an edition of your own small poster!

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Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, October 31, 2021, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, October 31, 2021, 12:30 PM
Paula Gloistein

'Tis the season to send some cards! Spend an evening getting an introduction to letterpress printing on cylinder presses while creating personalized and original holiday stationery.

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Printing
Sessions: 2
Start: Thursday, November 4, 2021, 4:00 PM
End: Thursday, November 11, 2021, 6:00 PM
Lars Kim

Learn the fundamentals of digital design for letterpress! Students will learn key skills for software applications like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. We will explore best practices for handling photographic and vector images as well as setting digital type for photopolymer plate production.

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Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, November 13, 2021, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, November 13, 2021, 5:30 PM
Thea Sizemore

Bring digital back into analog in this final core course and learn to print from photopolymer plates. Apply your letterpress skills to artwork created digitally to make fantastic plates for printing. Walk away with a stack of stationery printed from polymer plates.

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Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 4
Start: Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, December 3, 2021, 5:30 PM
Thea Sizemore

The four class Cylinder Core Certificate Program allows students to move quickly through the press basics while also addressing relief printing in general. After this class students are qualified to rent press time as well as move on to more advanced classes and techniques.

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