Letterpress II: Polymer

This class will begin where Letterpress I: Wood and Metal Type leaves off. Students will jump right into working with polymer plates, which allow artists to print their own design, and set type digitally. The class will cover all aspects of printing with polymer plates, including design, pre-press, developing plates, and printing. This class will also investigate two-color registration, double-sided printing, and other skills that arise based on each student’s projects. The goal is for students to graduate from the class having versatile knowledge of letterpress printing.

Beginning in the fall of 2014, we are condensing our polymer class to four weeks, allowing more students to add this method of image-making and printing to their skill set. Letterpress Finesse will be offered in early 2015 for students looking to fine tune their skills and tackle larger projects.