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Introduction to Platen Letterpress Printing

  • Staten Island MakerSpace 450 Front Street Staten Island, NY, 10304 United States (map)

Introduction to Platen Letterpress Printing

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Saturday October 13th

10am - 6pm

Members - $120

Non-members - $140

Material Fee - $20

Learn the popular craft of letterpress printing in this 1-day workshop. You’ll get hands-on experience with the full letterpress printing process using our vintage cast iron tabletop platen letterpress printers. Topics covered include:

  • Exploring the tabletop letterpress printer, tools and accessories

  • Hand setting vintage metal and wood type

  • Setting up your print

  • Inking and printing your design

  • Cleaning and caring for the press

Important Notes:

  • Tabletop platen presses are made to print small paper items like postcards, business cards, greeting cards, etc.

  • All paper and printing supplies will be provided.

  • If you wish to print on paper or with ink other than what is provided, please bring it with you.

  • Wear clothes that you don't mind getting ink on.


Experience Level:

Beginner (no experience necessary)

Earlier Event: October 7
Tony Danza: Standards & Stories
Later Event: October 13
Downtown Staten Island Weekend Walk