Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Letterpress workshops

Introduction to Letterpress

Saturday, May 22, 2010 from 11 am to 5 pm

Slow down, step back in time, and spend a Saturday in our vintage letterpress shop in southeast Portland. Students in this one day workshop will learn the basics of typesetting, lockup, make-ready, inking, and presswork. You are encouraged to bring ideas for a simple printed piece, such as a thank you note, greeting card, or calling card. Registration fee of $100, plus $20 shop fee. Enrollment is limited to 6 students.

Students will have access to all tools and equipment, including:

  • Dozens of drawers of types, dingbats, logo cuts, etc.
  • Antique "Advance" paper shear
  • Assorted hand tools
  • Soy-based inks
  • Printmaking papers


  • Chandler & Price Old Style - 8 x 12
  • Franklin Gordon 8 x 12
  • Chandler & Price new Style 10 x 15
  • Keley Excelsior 5 x 8 tabletop

Call 503-922-2310 for more information, or download the registration form.