Preparing for Letterpress: Design a Hand-Lettered Invitation

Teela Cunningham, Bloggin' design on

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9 Videos (51m)
    • Introduction

    • Establishing Look + Feel with Research

    • Invitation Content Hierarchy

    • Sketching Based on Research

    • Setting up a Letterpress File

    • Vectorizing Hand Lettering

    • Choosing Spot Colors

    • Final File Prep/Saving for Letterpress

    • Conclusion


About This Class

Take your lettering to the next level by creating a letterpress print ready design. In this class, you’ll concept a hand lettered invitation, learn how to lay out and choose lettering style pairings, determine spot colors and create a composition that will be ready to hand off to any letterpress printer. This class is perfect for anyone wanting to see their lettering come to life through letterpress printing. Basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator is required.

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Very straight-forward. Takes all of the fear out of hand drawing to digitization process
Great class for showing how to get an invite ready for letterpress printing. I was very intimidated by the printer requirements for letterpress but now I feel I have a good foundation to give it a try and not embarrass myself when I give my file to the printer :) Thanks Teela!!
Teela covers everything needed for the subject matter. Also, she has a natural talent for instruction and a pleasant and natural-sounding voice, although that takes years to cultivate. Excellent and concise.





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