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Photopolymer and Letterpress for Graphic Designers (Jan 2022)

January 6, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


A 2-Day Hybrid Workshop!

January 6, 6-7pm via Zoom and January 22, 2-hour In-Studio print session (time slot selected at registration).

View our current in-studio Health and Safety Policies >>

About this Workshop:

In this workshop you will learn how to take your designs from sketches to computer layouts to letterpress printed pieces. Day 1 will provide an overview of the design and set-up for creating and ordering photopolymer plates. Students will then meet on Day 2 for their selected print session (10am-12pm; 1pm-3pm; or 3pm-5pm), which will cover basic press operation, set-up and printing with photopolymer plates, and finally creating a small edition with their individual plates.

Level: IntermediateFamiliarity with Adobe products is preferred, but not required (demonstration uses both Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator). No letterpress experience required.

Registration closes December 28, 2021.  Information about how to prepare and have plates printed will be provided during the Zoom portion of the workshop. A materials fee has been included with your registration to cover paper and ink for the in-studio session.

Featured image(s) by Lauren Emeritz


Please Note: The online session will be recorded for Pyramid Atlantic’s private use to better optimize our programming and share as examples for funders. You may mute your microphone or turn off your camera if you do not wish to be recorded. Access to the recording(s) will be made available to all participants for a limited time.

Class Materials List:

Registration includes a $5 materials fee to cover paper and ink for the in-studio session. Students will need to supply additional materials of their own, including:

    • Personal photopolymer plate (details provided in session 1 via Zoom)
    • Pencil/paper for notes
    • Personal apron (substitute: wear clothes you don’t mind getting ink on)

Your Instructor:

Lauren Emeritz is a graphic designer, letterpress printer, and book artist. She enjoys wood type, carving type by hand, and of course the color orange. You can find her work at AbstractOrangePress.com.



“I love how the class was really tailored to what we wanted to get out of it.”

—Recent Workshop Attendee

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