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Custom Letterpress Business Cards

July 13 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm



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Custom Letterpress Business Cards, July 2024 Registration
$ 167.00
4 available

An In-Studio Workshop!

Saturday, July 13, 10:30am-4:30pm

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About this Workshop:

Learn about the wonderful world of letterpress as you design and print your very own business card! Students will get an overview of the letterpress process then, using 20pt or larger metal type, set a 3×5 card design and print one side using the Vandercook press. Both presses will be inked so students will have the option of a two color card. At the end of the workshop, all students will leave with a finished set of embossed business cards printed in one or two colors.

Level: Beginner – No previous experience is necessary!

Registration closes July 5, 2024. Material fees are included with your registration.

Photos by Kristina Matherne. Sample business cards by Mariko Iwata.


Registration includes a $10 materials fee to cover all the necessary materials provided in class, including paper, ink, and cleaning supplies. Students may want to consider bringing the following optional items:

  • Personal apron (we’ll have extras on hand) or wear clothes that can get inky
  • Comfortable shoes (you’ll be on your feet most of the day)
  • Pen and paper for taking notes
  • A few ideas for a simple business card you’d like to typeset and print during class (Keep in mind, old style type does not have the @ sign!)


Kristina N. Matherne is an artist, master gardener, and educator living in Washington, D.C. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in printmaking from Stephen F. Austin State University. Following graduation, she worked with Master Printer Charles D. Jones printing and binding fine art books. She has worked as an educator in South Korea and southeast D.C. Kristina is passionate about advocating for education equity, incorporating art into urban communities, and working with others towards the peace and prosperity of her neighborhood. Her work is currently inspired by urban gardening in D.C.’s northeast community of Deanwood.

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