Offering Two Private Letterpress Workshops By Appointment

Private one-on-one letterpress workshops by appointment.

You pick a day or days that are convenient for you and we will get your day scheduled.

Introduction to Letterpress/Platen Press

Experience Letterpress!
Dig in to the tradition and history of letterpress printing and get your hands dirty. Learn about the process and practice of setting type, mixing inks and pulling impressions. In this class you will learn how to print your own cards on a 1911 treadle platen press! 

Pick a day that’s convenient to you and we can get your private workshop scheduled. $150

Students who finish a workshop are qualified to rent press time.

Intensive Letterpress Workshop/Vandercook Cylinder Press

The hand-fed cylinder proof press, also known as the Vandercook press, has a special place in both print history and in teaching book arts. Immediate and accessible, yet nuanced and specific, it is the press that introduced many of us to letterpress. Students who finish a workshop are qualified to rent press time.

Experience Letterpress!
Dig in to the tradition and history of letterpress printing and get your hands dirty. Learn about the process and practice of setting type, mixing inks and pulling impressions. In this class you will learn how to print your own cards! 

Power of the Broadside
Build your letterpress skills: learn advanced justification, typesetting, and composition. Put it all together to print a broadside of your own design.

Posterized
Develop your letterpress design skills and aesthetic while increasing your letterpress versatility: learn to set up the press, refine your registration skills, and run an edition. Learn more about packing, roller height, and make-ready. Come ready to run an edition of your own small poster.

Digital into Analog
Bring digital back into analog in this final core course and learn to print from photopolymer plates. Apply your letterpress skills to artwork created digitally to make fantastic plates for printing. Walk away with a stack of greeting cards printed from polymer plates.

Pick a day that’s convenient to you and we can get your private workshop scheduled. $200