Thursday, 9/21, 1:30 pm
EVA foam is readily available and inexpensive from a variety of sources, such as craft stores, larger department stores like Walmart, and fabric stores, etc. It can be found in sheets and diecut shapes with and without adhesive. EVA has a number of uses in letterpress printing, but it really shines a material to print with. It’s durable enough to stand up to hundreds, even thousands of impressions, takes ink well, and is easy to form and manipulate into any shape imaginable. The goal of this workshop is to create a printeable type-high form using EVA foam sheets and/or diecut shapes using simple tools. You’ll go home with all you need to make EVA forms at home and use them in your own press. If time permits we’ll do some printing with your forms before you leave.