Letterpress Printing from Photopolymer Plates
Wednesday, April 4 / 6 – 8 pm
and Saturday, April 14 /10 am – 4 pm
Design and print your own digital designs on the letterpress. Photopolymer plates allow one to letterpress print from any digital file and are often used for business cards and other personal stationary. In the evening session of this class on April 4, letterpress printer Katherine Case will give students a step by step guide to creating a letterpress-ready PDF file. We will discuss the in’s and out’s of printing from photopolymer plates and look at lots of handouts and examples. Students will then email their own PDF’s to a service bureau (NOTE: there will be a fee of $60-$75 each) to get photopolymer plates made. On day-two, Saturday, April 14, class will meet at Meridian Press, Katherine’s letterpress studio in Southwest Reno to print individual polymer plates on a Vandercook letterpress. While we are printing everyone’s work, students will learn how to lock up, ink and print. No letterpress experience is required. Some design experience is required to create the personalized digital pdf for the polymer plate.
Instructor: Katherine Case
Ages: Adult (15+) / All levels
Supply list: Please bring ideas for your project and lots of questions to the first session of class.