Print Your Own Business Cards: From Vector to Vandercook

Need business cards? Already have a design? Love letterpress? Not ready for a 12-week class? We’ve got you covered.

Our Print Your Own Business Cards workshop is a great way to see what letterpress printing is all about through rolling up your sleeves and making a set of personalized business cards. Teaching Artist, Ryan Basile of Double Trip Press, will share his vast knowledge of letterpress printing and his contagious enthusiasm for the art form. Students will then be able to select or mix an ink color and set up their plate on a press. Students will work in teams of two, assisting each other at the press and learning from each other’s project. Students can choose from a selection of white and cream paper designed specifically for letterpress printing. This workshop is perfect for graphic designers or anyone who is comfortable designing a vector file with Adobe Illustrator.

Here is how this works:

1) Sign up for the workshop by 2/26/16. Staff needs time to make a custom letterpress plate for each student.

2) Email a 2 x 3.5” vector file Download our File Guidelines to make sure you send us what we need.

3) Attend the workshop and print up to 100 business cards with your custom design. Students may take home their plate as a souvenir or to print again in the future.

This workshop is limited to 6 participants. Please note that registration closes two weeks prior to class.