Image Making on the Proof Press with Photopolymer Plates

vabc-brannon-photopolymerUsing two techniques (scratch negative and digital photopolymer) participants will learn how to include photopolymer images into their relief, letterpress printing.
The scratch negative uses a stylus to scratch a drawing that is converted to photopolymer, while digital photopolymer makes use of a scanned image that is printed from an inkjet printer.
Instruction in the use of the proof press will be included for those who are new to the process.
Particular skills to be learned include transferring drawings to a negative, hand processing of photopolymer plates, and combining photopolymer image with handset type.

Image Making on the Proof Press with Photopolymer Plates
UVa Education Benefit Eligible

Saturday & Sunday, April 22-23, 2017 (10:00 AM–5:00 PM)
Instructor: Frank Brannon
Class Size: 8-10 participants
Location: Virginia Arts of the Book Center
Course Fee: $250 VABC members/$300 nonmembers (all fees include materials)
*UVa Education Benefit Eligible, non-degree certification class #042217 (must use nonmember price).

To be added to the registration list, contact Kevin McFadden:
Send your payment (by check made out to VFH) to:
Kevin McFadden
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
145 Ednam Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22903-4629

(Please note “VABC Image Making” on the remarks line, include your eMail address if this is your first class at the VABC)

For additional course information contact: Garrett Queen:

About the Instructor:
Frank Brannon, proprietor of SpeakEasy Press, is currently a Research Fellow with the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. He received his MFA in Book Arts at the University of Alabama and has been a book arts instructor with Western Carolina University and Penland School of Crafts. Frank’s limited edition, letterpress monograph on the historical Cherokee Phoenix newspaper of northern Georgia, 1828-1834, is held in special collections libraries in the U.S. and England.

Event Details

Saturday & Sunday, April 22-23, 2017
Virginia Arts of the Book Center
Frank Brannon
Open to the public
$250 VABC members/$300 nonmembers
Registration Deadline
April 14, 2017