2312 - Introduction to Letterpress Printing: Metal Type
Learn to set metal blocks of type into lines of text and then print from them on a letterpress (relief) press. Be like Gutenberg! Get your hands inky, and print a small edition of 5-10 lines of text or poetry - your own writing or a favorite author’s. Take in hand the latest in 19th century printing technology and methods: setting type, locking up the form, makeready, presswork. Experience the excitement of making words become real things, and the satisfaction of doing so with your own hands. A small materials fee is necessary to provide high quality paper worthy of your words. Lecture (plus questions). Hands-On Art.
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