Diffusion Dither to Vector Line Art: Digital File Preparation for Platemaking
with Kevin Brown, Proprietor of Smart Set, Inc.
Thursdays: October 26, November 2, 9, 16; 6-9pm
General knowledge of letterpress printing required
From etchings to photographs, learn how to achieve optimal results in translating a variety of imagery into photopolymer plates for letterpress. Explore a variety of options for digitally preparing your imagery for letterpress printing, including scanning and converting grayscale images to bitmaps, alternative methods of halftoning such as diffusion dithers, and strategies for color separations. While primarily a computer class, participants will get an opportunity to image film and make a 5 x 7 inch polymer plate.
Certificate: 12 hours, Category B
$195 ($175 members) + $25 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $155, valid through 10/05/17