February 21 | Letterpress Authorization: Platen Press (1 Day)

This is a 1-day refresher course for printers who are familiar with the letterpress process, especially those who have worked with platen presses before.

In this course, students will review typesetting, Californian case, our available platen presses onsite for locking up type, spacing, using our letterpress furniture, and more. Other items that will be discussed include adjusting the roller heights, tips on color mixing, cleaning, and general studio policy.

Students will get authorization to use our letterpress equipment (Chandler & Price Press and Pearl & Pilot Press only) independently after this class. During the class, they will also be able to create a poster using wood type, metal type, ornaments and other printing blocks available at the shop.