Kimberly Costa

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Letterpress in a Clamshell: Designing for Tabletop Printing

UPDATE: CLASS IS LIVE!

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Not all presses are created equal!

Tabletop presses especially. With a smaller footprint than some of their cousins, tabletop presses are perfect for small studios or in-home use. However, most of these presses use a bottom hinged or 'clamshell' platen design to generate impressions. This mechanism is not capable of high impression pressures and is better suited for compact, simple and lightweight printing forms.

For this reason, we must pay special attention to the way we design when printing on a tabletop press. Keeping this limitation in mind and knowing how to effectively work around it to achieve a good impression is what this class is all about.

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CLASS PROJECT

In this class we will learn about designing for tabletop letterpress printing and with that in mind, we will design our own greeting card using the ideas we discuss.

I will select a winning design, print it in my studio and send it out to the winner!

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OUTLINE:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/19v3_kIOk4nkfNV2wg2f6xIXnBoWokhSDBnykzGSnfs0/edit?usp=sharing

Finally got my INTRO up!

Really excited about it, I'd love your opinions.

INTRODUCTION VIDEO

Wanted to take advantage of the momentum after having built the Preview video so I worked on an introduction video of myself.

Have a look if you'll be so kind and of course, please let me know what you think.

UPLOADING VIDEOS!!!!

Class will be live soon!

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