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Dabble SF - Quick Letterpress Basics

Ink.Paper.Plate Studio & Shop

Saturday, June 15, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)

Dabble SF - Quick Letterpress Basics

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Learn the basics of letterpress printing in this quick survey of old school and modern letterpress. We'll cover design issued related to moveable type vs. photopolymer plates. Technical aspects of letterpress setup, registration, and calibration will not be fully covered.

Students will have the opportunity to print a collaboratively designed poster or postcard on a vintage rotary press and vintage platen press.

Class Project: take home a handful of printed posters or postcard designed in class. 
Materials: Ink, paper, type, blocks, and photopolymer plates 

Duration: 2 hrs

What to bring

Aprons will be provide but you might want to wear clothes that you don't mind getting inky.

What will be provided

Letterpress paper

(The class price includes $5.00 for these materials)


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Saturday, June 15, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)

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Ink.Paper.Plate Studio & Shop

INK.PAPER.PLATE is printmaking studio and arts workshop specializing in letterpress, woodcut, linocut,  etching, monotype, screenprinting and bookarts. The studio + shop showcases artist-made goods, sells art supplies, offers personalized art instruction for all levels of artists and hosts community social gatherings.

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