Date: August 10-11th, 2019 Time: Saturday 12-4pm, Sunday 11-4pm. A total of 9 hours. Location:Porchlight Press (585 Mclean Drive)
Does typesetting for a whole afternoon sound like a dream come true? We are offering a two-day workshop that will give you the chance to immerse yourselves in both the design and the process of printing your own piece. This is an opportunity to set a longer text or more complex design, possibly with two colours if time and the complexity of your design allows. You could set a poem, a text or even a song - anything that inspires you! Although this timeframe allows an opportunity for intermediate typesetting, we welcome first time and beginner printers.
We expanded this workshop to two days to give you ample time to lay out your page and to not rush the design process. The second day focuses on printing your design, but you will have the time to finish your typesetting if necessary.
Learn a little about the rich history of letterpress and dive right into our collection of wood and metal type. We will teach you the tools that you need, letterpress terminology, good presswork, and how our Vandercook presses operate. We recommend that you show up with a text that you would like to set and print. The focus of this class will be learning how to properly set type and lay out a page for print. We will allow ample time to pick your fonts, imagery and borders, and then proceed to set up your page.
The second day is for printing! With the help of our wonderful team of instructors, you will lock up your page of set type in one of our cylinder presses. You will learn about impression, ink and how to pull a smooth professional print.
This class is capped at 8 students and requires a minimum of 6 to run. If the class should not fill up you will be notified in advance and a full refund will be issued. Please refer to our Workshop Policy for all queries on cancellations and refunds. If you have any questions do not hesitate to get in touch! email@example.com
All materials and supplies are included in the price.
Light snacks and refreshments provided.
Take home 15 copies of your own design.
Your project can be designed to fit a standard dimension: either 8x10", 11x14" or 11" x 17" depending on your design and preference.