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.
The Center for Book Arts
28 W 27th Street, 3rd floor
New York, NY
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm ESTAdd to Cal
Taught at the Center for Book Arts by Richard O'Russa. An artist and commercial letterpress printer for the last 15 years. Richard O’Russa specializes in highly personal printed matter. From stationary, calling cards, and announcements to broadsides, posters, chapbooks and artist editions. He is the proprietor of ITDO Creative.
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