What designer doesn’t want to learn letterpress?

Posted by on Jul 12, 2013 in Charlottesville Events | No Comments


The Virginia Arts of The Book Center is offering a Summer Letterpress Intensive on two consecutive weekends: July 27 and 28, and August 3 and 4 from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

Instructor Garret Queen will be focusing on the C&P Pilot Presses. These presses have a less challenging learning curve than Vadercook or full size C&P presses, and provide participants the opportunity to a “fast start” to VABC press licensing.

The course will cover typesetting, lockup for the letterpress chase, setting gage pins and adjusting gripper bars, inking and ink mixing, packing the press, proofing, printing the run, and press wash-up and roller care.