Workshops + Panels

Special workshop with keynote will be announced soon!

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Traditional Paper Marbling with Megan Singleton

In this half day workshop, participants will explore traditional paper marbling techniques on paper to create unique and beautiful papers for printing and bookbinding. We will begin with discussing preparation and set up for marbling, including mixing a carrageen size bath, mixing and applying alum mordant to paper, and mixing custom pigments using acrylic paint and gall. This will be followed by demonstrations in traditional marbling techniques in pattern making including, stone marble, nonpareil, peacock, chevron, and more. Students will have their own marbling tray and make a variety of marbled papers.

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Thinking out of the Box with Catalina Rojas

Let’s move beyond cards! Bring your logo in photopolymer form and we will develop creative new expressions for your brand through packaging. The class will be dedicated to explore the possibilities of packaging and moving beyond cards and flat stationery. You will develop two or three coherent packaging elements that will become your signature presentation. The objective of the day is to let your creativity fly while creating functional options for your business for presenting a product or portfolio. If you don’t have your polymer logo, don’t worry! We can experiment with type available Central Print.

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Vandercook Maintenance with Paul Moxon

Participants will learn all the points of maintenance, cleaning, and lubrication so as to be prepared for potential problems and make or direct repairs. We will also discuss all models of interest and other brands as warranted. Bring your questions, photos and/or broken parts. Paul will also share examples from his collection of Vandercook literature.

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Introduction to Platen Presswork with Kseniya Thomas

Platen presses once ruled the letterpress world, and are still relatively easy to find, restore, and use. Platens, in all their many varieties, are simple and efficient machines capable of tight registration, thousands of impressions per hour, and fine printing as well as just-fine printing. In this course, we’ll cover maintenance, safety, working with photopolymer plates, makeready, inking, complex registration, multi-color work, and die-cutting if there’s time; there will be demonstration time as well as practice time. We’ll look at many letterpress examples, troubleshoot, share resources, and will learn some tricks of the trade as well.

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Beginning Heidelberg Windmill Operation with Graham Judd

In this Heidelberg Windmill beginner’s class, we’ll cover roller settings and roller requirements that yield the best print results; paper feeder settings and getting the paper running well; inking up and printing, including the technique of double inking; using the register lay gauges; cleaning up the press. The second part will cover die cutting, perforating, and making and running a simple embossing forme. This workshop is for utter beginners! There will be ample time for questions, demonstration, as well as hands-on experience.

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Advanced Heidelberg Windmill Operation with Graham Judd

This advanced Windmill class will go over issues of feeding, double inking, using register lays, printing of solids, and other tricky printing challenges. The second part will address particularly challenging formes! There will be time to discuss issues you may be having on your own machines and to work them out on press. This workshop is intended for those with a certain amount of Windmill experience!

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Cutting Wood Type on the Pantograph with Scott Moore

More info coming soon!

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