Letterpress Topics: Pressure Printing

with Erin Maurelli
Thursday, September 29; 6–9pm CT

Learn the art of pressure printing on the Vandercook press! In this class, students will create and print their own imagery through the use of layered materials on the press. Pressure printing is an alternative image-making technique by which a flexible plate (backing sheet) is placed behind the press sheet and run over a type-high, inked surface. The resulting image is made up of a combination of haloing ink and varying degrees of pressure from the backing sheet. The effect is a soft and dreamlike impression in a gradient of a single hue. Some letterpress or printmaking experience may be helpful, but not necessary.

Some experience helpful
Certificate: 3 hours, Category B or D

$65/participant (10% discount for MCBA members) + $12 materials fee
$33 for BIPOC participants (10% discount for MCBA members) + $12 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, have received a booster dose, and wear a mask while in MCBA’s studios. Proof of vaccination must be received three days (72 hours) before the start of the workshop or enrollment is subject to cancellation with a full refund. See our COVID Safety Guidelines for more information.

Please note: Registration closes 9/23 at midnight (CT).