January 27 | Letterpress Authorization (1 Day)

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

In this course, students will review typesetting, Californian case, Vandercook 4 &/or SP–25 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 (Vandercook 4 and SP-25 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.