New Methods in 4-Color Letterpress

Continuous-tone images are characterized by gradual transitions between shades and colors and have frustrated letterpress printers for decades. The need for the traditional halftone screen often produces coarse prints, difficult registration and color issues.

In this technical workshop, we’ll explore the possibilities of letterpress as a means for producing successful four-color continuous tone imagery. Topics discussed and demonstrated will include different approaches to achieve innovative results, choosing and editing original images, color manipulation in Photoshop, preparing files for negative output, photopolymer plate making and strategies for the letterpress printing of multiples in tight registration.

Students will get hands-on experience with this process as they print from supplied plates and discuss the components involved in working with letterpress in this new way.

*This workshop will take place on Saturday & Sunday, March 16 & 17, 2019 from 9:30am-5:30pm.

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