Intro to Letterpress

You will learn to handset type to print your favorite poems, quotes, or whatever text appeals to you. Then combine that with images using lino-block, collograph and other methods printed on the letterpress. Simple and elegant! A Pamphlet Binding is a concise entree into bookmaking. You will print and construct small editions of an 8-page(max) hardcover book.

You will learn several basic variations of the pamphlet book format, plus sewing techniques and cover construction options. All printing will be completed by the end of the workshop. You may not finish binding your edition, but you will know how to do so at home.

A complete list of tools and materials needed to be sent upon registration. Bring a bone folder, exacto knife and ruler for certain and:
-If you have special paper you want to print on…
-If you have special paper or book cloth you might want to use for a cover
Some options will be provided for each of these.

This is a terrific workshop for anyone looking immerse themselves in the joys and techniques of layout, design and operation of our letterpress.

Instructors: Richard Reitz Smith, Karin Spitfire
Date: Sunday, July 23, 2017 - Saturday, July 29, 2017

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