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Learn Letterpress
Learn how to set and print metal type on both a cylinder proof press and a hand-fed platen press. We’ll cover the minutiae of handsetting, locking up and makeready. You’ll leave knowing how to recognise a tight tympan, how to check roller height and all about the finer points of good inking. You’ll learn how to feed the press, maintain ink levels, avoid offset and maintain registration. You’ll take home comprehensive notes and a completed project of your own design. Successful completion of the course allows students to print at the studio during open studio hours.

Time: 10am–5pm, both days.

Cost: $425. Includes all materials.

Maximum four students per workshop.

Project Letterpress

For students who’ve taken my Learn Letterpress workshop or have previous printing experience. This workshop is a chance to work on a project of your own with my advice and assistance.

Time: 10am–5pm, both days.

Cost: $425. Includes all materials.

Maximum four students per workshop.

Print with Plates

Letterpress printing is traditionally the impression of metal types into paper, a technology that produces beautifully luminous fine printing. But there is a way to print letterpress without accumulating tons of metal type: magnesium or photopolymer plates. In this class, students will learn how to prepare digital files for submission to a plate manufacturer. Once the plates are produced, students will learn to print on the Vandercook proof press and Chandler & Price platen press, and will produce an editioned project of their own design.

Prerequisite: Experience with a vector-based program such as Adobe InDesign or Abode Illustrator.

Time: 10am–5pm, both days.

Cost: $425.

Paper provided. Plates as used by student (budget for approx. $100, depending on size and quantity.)

Maximum four students per workshop.

Location:
Idlewild Press
at the Compound Interest Centre for Applied Arts
15-25 Keele Street
Collingwood 3066

Please call or write with any questions: hello {at} carolynfraser {dot} com or +61 401 409 325.