Letterpress Your Own Coasters

When we developed this workshop, we were looking for an opportunity to have students new to letterpress printing dig in, be creative and be experimental right off the bat. A coaster is the perfect foundation for printers to play with wood type, lead type, ornaments, and our collection of antique cuts. Through layering color and image, students can make a dozen unique coasters, or settle on a favorite look to create matching sets. Spudnik Press will provide the option of beginning with white paper-based coasters or cork coasters, and students simply need to come to class ready to sift through type cases and dabble in the centuries old process of letterpress printing.