Printing Business Cards with Printing Plates: 10/21/23

Saturday October 21, 1 to 5 p.m.

Transform your computer-based business card design into a letterpress print through the magic of photo-polymer printing plates! Photo-polymer printing plates are very hard plastic printing plates that can be made from computer files, allowing for digitally-rendered designs to be beautifully letterpress-printed. In this workshop, we will explore the very basics of letterpress printing while printing your one-color design on the mighty Vandercook SP-15 flatbed printing press. You’ll leave with 50 business cards, printed on thick 100% cotton paper. 

* Digital designs need to be finalized and emailed to The Southern Letterpress about 2 weeks before the workshop.

$120, all materials included. Sliding scale available.

5 participants maximum

All classes are taught by Jessica Peterson, the owner and operator of The Southern Letterpress. Jessica is a designer, letterpress printer, and teacher. She has taught workshops and classes in book arts and printing at universities and arts centers around the country, including Tulane University, the University of Alabama, Ringling College, University of Utah and Purchase College. She has an MFA in Book Arts from the University of Alabama. Her artists’ books are collected in private and public libraries around the country. 

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