Loading Events
  • This event has passed.

Wood Type and Pressure Printing

August 20, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


An In-Studio Workshop!

Sunday, August 20, 10am-4pm

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

About this Workshop:

This hands-on workshop will combine the techniques of pressure printing and overprinting with wood type to create beautifully layered prints. 

For the first part of class we will create our backgrounds by exploring techniques of pressure printing. We’ll use a variety of items, such as collaged cut outs or other flat materials—such as leaves, lace and string—to create impressions in the paper. In the afternoon everyone will use wood type to set their own favorite quote/saying, and print them on the pressure-printed backgrounds! 

Level: Beginner – no experience necessary

Registration closes August 12, 2023 and includes all necessary materials for class.

Examples of pressure printing by Elisabeth Boerwinkel


Registration includes a $12 materials fee to cover consumable materials such as ink and paper. Students may also wish to bring the following optional items:

  • Personal apron (or substitute clothes that can get inky)
  • Pen and paper for taking notes
  • Comfortable shoes (you’ll be on your feet for most of the day)
  • A few ideas for what you’d like to print – think of a simple phrase, saying, etc.
  • Flat-ish textured items such as leaves, lace, string, etc. 


Elisabeth Boerwinkel is a printmaker and illustrator from the Netherlands, currently living and working in Washington, D.C. She was a Keyholder Resident for Fall/Winter 2021 before joining as a Letterpress Associate at Pyramid Atlantic. Pulling her first prints in 2015 she fell in love with copperplate etching straight away. Later she wandered into a letterpress studio in Amsterdam and got obsessed with wood, metal, and heavy machinery. You can find her in the letterpress studio smelling the ink. Her work can be viewed @elisabeth_kunegonde on Instagram.

Sign Up for our Newsletter

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.