Letterpress 4: Editioning

with Erin Maurelli
Saturday, February 26; 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, a typeface, 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).

Procedures for maintaining a community print studio will be reviewed in addition to basic press operation, care, and safety. This workshop is an excellent refresher and opportunity to get reacquainted with MCBA’s presses and print studio. To register for this workshop, participants must have taken workshops, Letterpress 13.

After participating in this workshop, participants are encouraged to register for Letterpress Studio Labs to continue building skills and confidence with letterpress printing while working on independent projects. Participation in Letterpress 4: Editioning also qualifies printers to rent equipment to work independently in MCBA’s print studio. 

Experience required
Certificate: 6 hours, Category B or C

$120/participant (10% discount for MCBA members) + $15 materials fee
$60 for BIPOC participants (10% discount for MCBA members) + $15 materials fee
We are offering a reduced rate to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) participants to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom this does not apply, register at the rate listed first and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make reduced rates available.

All in-person program participants are required to be vaccinated and to wear a mask while in MCBA’s studios and the Open Book building. By registering for an in-person program, you agree to these terms. See our COVID protocols for more information.

Please note: Registration closes 2/17 at midnight (CT).