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Introduction to Letterpress on the Vandercook, March 2022

March 19, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This class is currently at capacity. To be added to a waiting list, please send your name and the name of the class to us using the button below. We'll let you know if a spot opens up or another session is added.

An In-Studio Workshop!

Saturday, March 19, 10am-4pm

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About this Workshop:

Learn the basics of letterpress printing with antique lead type on a Chandler & Price Pilot tabletop platen press. Students will learn how to set lead type, operate the tabletop press, troubleshoot, clean, and maintain the press—the perfect foundation for anyone interested in having their own small press at home. Each participant will handset a few lines of text of their own choosing and print a small edition (10-15 prints).

Level: Beginner – no experience necessary

Registration closes March 9, 2022. Material fees are included with your registration.


Registration includes a $5 materials fee to cover consumable materials. Student may also wish to bring the following optional items:

  • Personal Apron (or substitute clothes that can get inky)
  • Pen and paper for taking notes


Lauren Emeritz loves letters but not spelling. When she found out graphic design existed she signed right up! After loving that for a while, she wanted to get off the computer and get her hands dirty. Letterpress combines all her favorite things: type (especially wood type), paper, ink, creativity / problem-solving and making things by hand. You can find her on the interweb at: abstractorange.com



“[I enjoyed the] immediate hands on experience, and space to make mistakes and try things.”

—Recent Workshop Attendee

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