Letterpress - Mixed Levels


Instructor: Laurie Corral

Learn to print Letterpress! BookWorks has a considerable collection of lead and wood type to choose from.

Especially good as an Introduction to Letterpress and if you have some experience but haven’t been on the press for a while, this class will review the basics of Letterpress printing. For students wishing to gain more experience, this class will address students at their own level. Beginners will learn the basics of hand-setting type for a greeting card or short poem. Advanced students will plan and print more complex projects such as a small chapbook , broadside or poster. Advanced projects might include multiple color registration or simple image making on the letterpress. Instructor will demonstrate two image making techniques, the Sandragraph and pressure printing.

Instructor will meet with or communicate with advanced students before class to assist with planning independent projects.