You will learn the basics of letterpress printing through demonstrations, guided projects and hands-on experience. Letterpress printing is ideal for creating broadsides, posters, books, cards, personalized letterhead and more. Using the University’s wide array of lead and wood type and engraved imagery, you will explore composition, typography, and color.
What will you learn in this course?
What will you do in class?
What topics will be covered?
studio, shop safety, type organization: type cases setting type, press lock up Project planning Ink mixing: color overlays and transparency Polymer plates: digital applications
Suggested Readings or Link to Other Content:
Recommended Texts: Maravelas, Paul. Letterpress Printing: A Manual for Fine Press Printers. Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2005
White, Jessica. Letterpress Now. North Carolina: Lark Crafts Press, 2013
http://www.boxcarpress.com/community/letterpress-training-video.html https://www.boxcarpress.com/platemaking/polymer-tips.html http://thebeautyofletterpress.com http://www.letterpress.dwolske.com www.briarpress.org/ www.yeehawindustries.com/ http://ladiesofletterpress.ning.com/profiles/blog/list http://www.fiveroses.org/intro.htm http://blog.typoretum.co.uk
Inks, lead and wood type, cleaning agents and all equipment will be provided as part of your course fee.
You will be required to purchase paper and some additional supplies (see syllabus for full list.)
Please come to class prepared with your ideas, text and images so that you may most efficiently utilize press time in the studio.