Oceanfront Letterpress

Join us at the new letterpress studio at SteelHouse South from Sunday, Aug 20 through Saturday, Aug 26. It is steps away from the ocean in art-laden Rockland, ME. We will start with Pamphlet Binding – a concise entree into bookmaking. We will print and construct small editions of an 8-page (max) hardcover book. We 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. All while hearing the tide rise and fall and smelling the salty sea air.

Also, we will cover 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 on our Vandercook SP-15 flatbed press. You may not finish binding your edition, but you will know how to do so at home.

A complete list of tools and materials will be sent upon registration. But plan to bring: a bone folder, exacto knife, ruler, special paper you want to print on decorative paper or book cloth for a cover (some options will be provided for each of these)

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