Introduction to Letterpress

What to expect
  • Learn the basic techniques such as press lock-up and hand setting real metal type
  • Create your own prints using a letterpress
  • Discover the history behind this invention as well as the alphabet
  • No experience necessary
Learn how to operate the technology that sparked the Renaissance, Reformation, Age of Enlightenment, and Scientific Revolution -- Gutenberg’s letterpress. Unlike today’s digitized printers, the letterpress engraves, giving a direct impression of the ink. During this introductory class, Intima Press invites you to experiment with one of history’s most important pieces of technology. You will create designs, learn how to operate the machine, and go home with a dozen personalized note cards, announcements, and even art portfolios. Make your own pamphlet and, who knows, maybe even start a revolution!

Note: The $110 price includes the $30 studio fee.
Key Highlights
Price $125.00 per guest
Duration / Session 3 hours
# Sessions 1
Mindy Belloff has been creating art for over 30 years and printing letterpress since 1996. She specializes in fine book editions and custom letterpress. Her fine printed book editions are in numerous permanent collections including the Library of Congress, Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in DC. Mindy has numerous years as an art educator and university art professor (The New School, Palmer School of Library Science, SVA, WSW, Pyramid Atlantic, CBA, Metropolitan Museum of Art, FAU, NYU, SFAI) and experience as a curator, panel moderator, and lecturer.
A full refund minus a $40 processing fee will be granted only if cancellation notice is provided at least seven days prior to the start of class.

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