Letterpress 4: Editioning (Friday)

with Bethany Rahn
Friday, June 21; 10am–4pm CT

Letterpress 4: Editioning focuses on planning and printing an edition (or a group of identical prints). Printing an edition starts with making design decisions: choosing ink color, paper, edition size, typefaces, etc. Then, artists need to prepare for printing by cutting paper, preparing images, setting and proofing type, etc. This workshop will offer beginning printers strategies for creating an edition, including how to plan a project and how to make an edition of consistent prints. The teaching artist will share an example of an editioned project she created from start to finish. Then, in pairs, plan and print a small book (using an exercise to create content).

Take a deep-dive into letterpress printing on the Vandercook press and register for all four workshops in MCBA’s letterpress series—Letterpress 1: Printing Basics, Letterpress 2: Setting Type, Letterpress 3: Two-Color Prints, and Letterpress 4: Editioning. By the end of the week, participants will be ready to register for Letterpress Labs and rent presses to print independent projects!

Experience required
Certificate: 6 hours, Category B or C

$147/participant (10% discount for MCBA members) + $15 materials fee
$74 for BIPOC/Financial scholarship participants (10% discount for MCBA members) + $15 materials fee
MCBA offers two scholarship types for workshops—Financial Hardship Scholarships and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Scholarships—to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom these scholarships do not apply, register at the Adult rate and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make scholarships available.

Please note: Registration closes 6/14 at midnight (CT).