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May 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn the basics of letterpress printing and print your own creations in this 3-hour course. You’ll get hands-on experience with the full letterpress printing process using our vintage cast iron platen letterpresses. Topics covered include a short history of letterpress printing, hand-setting type, adjusting the press, and printing your work.

Important Notes:

  • The tabletop platen presses we will use 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 other than what is provided, please bring it with you.
  • Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting ink on.

About the teaching artist:
James is a printmaker and designer with a focus on screen printing and letterpress printing. Raised on Eastern Long Island, he went to school in Western Massachusetts, followed by a brief stint in Boston, and then returned to New York. After a decade working in corporate branding and promotional marketing, he escaped to start his own studio, and now spends most of his time pulling squeegees and setting type.

Materials Fee: $12


May 27
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The People’s Forum
320 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018 United States
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