Over the course of a weekend we will cover a variety of topics ranging from artwork, press operation, materials, what equipment is needed, and how to get started in letterpress. You will get hands-on experience running the equipment and producing your own artwork so that you can fully understand and experience how everything works.
From setup to final trimming a project we will guide you through the entire process and be there to answer any and all questions. Our goal through this intensive is to create a solid foundation and jumping off point for anyone who takes this course. You should walk away with a good understanding of what’s needed to start printing on your own!
We will be working on 1 print project with artwork provided by you. Some ideas of what to print would be personal stationery, a couple wanting hands-on experience printing their own wedding invitations, business cards, etc. If it goes on paper we can do it. Feel free to get creative!
Overview of day
Begin with talking paper, necessary size, and breaking it down into press sheets. We will start on the Heidelberg Windmill with Setup 1 and will end day one with Setup 2.
Coffee, Run through the day & Intro to File Prep, Paper and Cutter
Break down paper for your project.
Intro to Windmill & Setup 1
Finish Setup 1 & Intro to Foil
Intro to Foil & Setup 2
Foil Setup 2
Continue with hands-on press experience
Overview of day
Introduce die-cutting and how to lock up a form. We will wrap up setup 3 on day two.
Coffee & Breakfast and Intro to Die-cutting
Final Trim/Scrap & Wrap Up
Let's talk about cost and what's included. Over the course of a day and a half you'll get intensive hands-on experience setting up jobs, running equipment, mixing inks, learning about artwork file preparation, and more! Lunch will be provided on Saturday and breakfast Sunday morning. We can accommodate up to two people in our space at a time so this is great for couples or friends wanting to learn letterpress.
2 people: $1,800 (total)
1 person: $1,500
Just fill out the form here to get started!