DIY Letterpress Valentines: A Workshop

Saturday, January 29, 2022  9 a.m. to noon

Of all the holidays, Valentine’s Day is a printer’s favorite! It is an opportunity to send some paper-based love (our favorite way to send and receive love).

Come practice the very basics of letterpress printing and print your own Valentine design! You will set your own words in metal or wood movable type, and then print an edition of 35 prints on the mighty Vandercook SP-15 flatbed printing press. This will be a one-color print process (but you can choose the color!). Discussions and demonstrations will include other ways to add color and vaa-vooom to your print, including paper type, ink color, color gradients and hand-stamping.

$75. All supplies included, including paper and envelopes.

Limited to 3 participants, proof of vaccination required, and masks will be worn during the workshop.


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