Dartmouth Events

Letterpress Orientation with Sarah Smith

This class is an orientation session for all newcomers to learn the basics of typesetting and press work.

Saturday, May 10, 2014
Baker Library, Rooms 23 + 25
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Workshops & Training
Registration required.

The session will begin with a brief discussion of the history and process of Letterpress Printing. After a tour of the workshop participants will set a few lines in type. These can be a proverb, quotation, a bit of writing made up on the spot etc. We will print a group broadside of your text on a Vandercook proof press. Emphasis will be placed on the proper techniques of setting metal hand type, press work, and the selection of appropriate type faces. We will also look at the various styles of type in the shop with a discussion of basic typographical design.

To Register:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/letterpress-workshop-orientation-session-registration-10856113929

No previous experience is required and all materials, tools, and equipment are provided.

For more information, contact:
Tracey Dugdale

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.