Digital File Preparation for Platemaking

with Kevin Brown, Proprietor of Smart Set, Inc.
Thursdays: July 11, 18, 25, August 1; 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. This class is a guide to Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) with an emphasis on aspects relevant to letterpress printing, including scanning and converting grayscale images to bitmaps, alternative methods of halftoning such as diffusion dithers, and other tips and tricks. 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 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $25 supply fee