February 20 | Letterpress Printing 101 (6 Weeks)

This class is great for students looking for the basic principles of letterpress printing and those who want additional experience with Vandercook and Platen presses.

At the course of this 6-Week class, students will develop foundational skills by using a composing stick to hand set lines of types. From there, projects will introduce more technical considerations as well as creative approaches to printing. Students will learn to learn to lock-up type, set pressure, mix and modify ink and how to safely operate our machines. Using the different presses introduced to them, students will work on two projects, ranging from business cards, personalized stationery, broadside, or posters.

Additionally, students will acquire the technical skills to be authorized to print independently at Spudnik Press and the creative skills to produce inventive prints for years to come.