In this course students will be introduced to the contemporary practice of letterpress printing. Incorporating press work on the cylinder press, we will cover the essentials of fine letterpress printing. Students in this session will begin with hand typesetting, then move to creating and working with polymer plates, which allow students to use their digitally rendered designs. Some computer knowledge is helpful but not necessary. This course requires the production of digital files.
Class tuition includes a materials fee for paper and ink. Students may wish to bring in their own papers to print on as well. A student tool list will be sent to you upon registration. This class meets on Tuesday evenings over a period of ten weeks, from 6:30 to 9:30pm.
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