posted by: Kevin McFadden
Instructors: Kristin Adolfson, Garrett Queen
Cost: $125 nonmembers/$100 members
Want to turn any line-based drawing / computer art / text into a print? Unlock the secret of polymer printing that will save time and launch your printing skills forward. Bring a line drawing or text or both to class—no larger than 5”x7”. You may also forward a scanned or computer-made file to email@example.com in advance to be sure your image will print well.
In the first session, you’ll go through the steps to make a scan or computer file into a pdf ready to send to Boxcar Press. You’ll leave with a pdf file you can send to Boxcar at any time, and the knowledge to initiate more projects in the future. (Boxcar plate costs not included, but the upload system will be demonstrated. Costs vary based on size, about $40 estimate for 5”x7”)
In the second session, you’ll receive instruction on how to print a two-color polymer job on a Boxcar base and troubleshoot with polymer. Spoiler alert: the process is much easier than traditional typesetting and block printing! If you’re licensed to print at VABC, you’ll have all you need to know to do the process again and again. If you still need supervision to print, you may arrange a time with a trained instructor for Printing with Polymer II to output your job.
To register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Printing with Polymer II
Prerequisite, Printing with Polymer I. By appointment, instructor Garrett Queen email@example.com
$50 for one-color print up to 50 pieces
$100 one-color print up to 100 pieces
$150 two-color print up to 50 pieces
$200 two-color print up to 100 pieces
This workshop is handled by private appointment with a licensed letterpress instructor that will allow you to produce your 5”x7” job in a few hours of professional, supervised instruction. Paper and polymer costs not included.
Filed under: Hot off the Presses on July 23rd, 2012