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Introduction to Letterpress

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Fine detail and embossment make for stunning, professional-quality business cards, invitations, announcements and labels. Print your favorite poem by hand-setting lead type one letter at a time; make a poster or a broadside with wood type; transfer your line drawings to photo-polymer plate for editioning. This course will cover the old and new uses of the letterpress, from lead to polymer type and linotype printing plate including basic prep file using Adobe software.

You will leave this three-week course with a working knowledge of press operation including: inking the press, pressure and roller height adjusting, registration, feeding paper through the press and cleaning the press.

Class 1: Introduction to letterpress, movable set type, and print
Class 2: Create polymer plates and print
Class 3: Guided workshop

Participants must attend ALL THREE letterpress classes in order to be certified to use the letterpress at AS220 Industries.